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March 13, 2006

Fasting Detox Diet

Wow, the past several months have flown by. I can't believe that it has already been 6 months since I did my first detox diet. I thought that it would be a good idea to do another one since spring is quickly approaching. I am following the same one that I did back in Sept 2005. The link to website where I found this detox can be found in my previous post.

This is my second day of the predetox part. I will eat the same foods today that I ate yesterday. I begin the day with a cup of warm water with lemon. 30 mins later I drink a fresh apple and carrot juice. I juice the organic produce myself in the morning right before I am ready to drink it. I have to give myself an extra 30 mins of time in the morning to prepare everything. I also soak unsulfered, dried fruits and some raw almonds in filtered water the night before. After I make and drink the juice, I use a food processor to grind up the almonds and add them to coconut milk. I bring the coconut milk drink and the dried fruits to work to eat for lunch. (I wait at least 30 mins between the time I eat fuits and the time I eat anything else). Then I snack on fresh, organic fruits if I am hungry in the afternoon. I stay away from citrus fruits during the detox. For dinner I'll have a spinach salad with avacado, tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage and some lemon juice; everything organic. The predetox portion took some getting used to during my first detox last Sept but I'm really enjoying everything this time through. Starting tomorrow morning, I will be fasting for the three days. Only consuming distilled or bottled spring water.

My boyfriend, John, does not agree with the fasting section of this detox. He graduated college with a degree in exercise science and was a personal trainer for several years. Although he sees how much better I feel after doing this detox, I have decided to not let him know that I will be fasting for three days. Off to go have some of my coconut milk and almond drink. Cheers.

Posted by Mara on March 13, 2006 11:26 AM | DIGG | | furl


Mara~ I'm looking forward to reading your diary. I'm pretty much eating organic now but don't know if I could give up cooked food. It will be interesting to read everything you're doing. And welcome to Health Diaries!

Thanks for the warm welcome. I was able to cut out almost all cooked foods pretty much overnight but many people choose to slowly cut certain cooked foods out of their diet. Cutting coffee out was actually much easier than I thought it would be. I found that cooked sushi rolls were probably the hardest thing for me to stop eating. Of course, I treat myself to cooked sushi about once ever other month. I let my boyfriend use that as a reason to take me out to dinner :)

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