My Wonderfully Raw Journey
Green Smoothie Detox Day 1
I officially started my Green Smoothie Detox today and i'm super excited! I've already drank 2 32oz servings of green smoothies as one serving counts as a meal and then tonight i'll be eating a yummy delicious salad while enjoying my family at dinner. Why so much smoothie you ask? Because it allows me to get the calories i need and lots of fruits to help me detox.
I decided not to do a liquid only detox because as the writer of incrediblesmoothies.com puts it(paraphrased): Why does your digestive system need a break from digesting food when that's it's job? It's like saying we should give our heart a break from pumping blood.
So instead all i'm doing is replacing two meals a day with green smoothies and eating a veggie focused meal such as veggie chunky soups and salad. This is the seasonal detox plan they offer on incrediblesmoothie.com and it's only 3-4 days. It's been shown that long liquid fast can be unhealthy so why take the unnecessary risk. My body isn't stupid it knows what to do. The only thing i need to do is give it the right foods so it can do it's job not starve it to death
My detox symptoms right now are slight headaches, acne that i swear i didn't have this morning before drinking the first smoothie, and lots of yo-yo hyper moods and frequent urination.
After my detox i will continue with a low fat simple eating lifestyle for a while as i feel this works best with my life during the summer and when school starts. Yes i'll still experiment every now and then and make fancier dishes for friends and family but for the most part eating simply is what's best for me, my body and my wallet lol
On a side note i found a 32oz glass bottle to hold my smoothies in that way i'm not using plastic! It had stupid fruit juice in it but i bought it and dumped it out so i could have the bottle. Now i need to buy another one to hold my water lol Also i didn't get to makeover my moms kitchen today because she was too busy but definitely next weekend!