28-Day Detox / Kitchen Creations

28-Day Whole Living Detox: Day 8


Breakfast: Antioxidant Smoothie*
Lunch: Kale, Carrot and Red Cabbage Salad (It was so good I couldn’t resist!)
Dinner: Butternut squash soup with mixed greens
Dessert: Half an apple and crazy sweet cantaloupe

It’s hard to believe I’m more than a week into this.  It provides a reality check of how little 28 days really is, and how quickly it will pass.

Though I’m allowed to start adding legumes, soy and seafood back into my routine today, I decided to hold out phase one for a few more days.  My head just now feels like it is starting to clear.  Saturday, temptations aside, was such a difficult day physically that I didn’t feel my body was ready for the shock of re-introducing foods yet.  My mental game plan is for Wednesday to be my last day of phase one and slowly begin the process of reintroducing on Thursday (day 11).

I’ve already noticed so many positives.
–I am sleeping so much better. I could seriously tell a difference by day three.  (To be fair, I’ve also noticed my tendency to sleep more so as to make up from the reduced calorie intake.)
–Both the agitation and headaches have really subsided.  I finally feel like the worst is behind me!
–My focus has drastically improved.

*Photo Credit: Whole Living Magazine

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