OK... so I am going to sheepishly admit that I *tired* a home based cleansed/detox. So first things first.. I KNOW NOTHING ~ ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about cleanses or detoxing. I have been reading a few articles that I found on line.. most of it scared the heck out of me. I didn't want to do damage to my body. I didn't want to gain all this weight back. But I went forward with a very simple one. Fresh fruits and veggies, lots and lots of water.. and two hand full of nuts per day - that's it. THAT'S IT! (I thought to myself!).
The results I was looking for were... feeling 'flushed' (yeah.. we are gonna go there!☺), loose a couple of pounds (but not my main goal), and just over all feel DETOXIFIED. I wanted to see how my body would react.. would I get the shakes? Would I experience headaches, sweats and all the other possible side affects?
I guess I'll never know... because I only lasted 4 hours!!! Ha ha! I am such a sucker! But on the serious side of things... I kinda felt myself going crazy! No really! All my focus was on food. What I COULDN'T eat... and for me that is not good. I don't have an eating disorder. I am not anorexic (ha ha - far from it). I don't binge and purge. But I was over weight because I love food too much! Love the taste of it. The smell of it. It made me feel content and *full*. I was gluttonous.. at least in my opinion.
The funny thing is... I've lost 26.5 lbs by NOT FOCUSING on what I eat. I eat what I want (in moderation). I enjoy desert. I enjoy coffee (limited amounts). I enjoy a cookie. I ENJOY food... because I am not FOCUSING on it.
OK.. so for now I am going to pass on the detoxes and cleanses. Not for me thank you. I am loosing weight and feeling good without them.
I will continue to run (because I enjoy it) and eat sensibility.