Food Detox, Week 2

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I have to admit I didn’t realize my detox updates weren’t posting to my blog so I wanted to catch up with you on our progress!

FOOD DETOX – Week 2, Day 2. So kicking the sugar habit and removing breakfast cereals for daughter has worked great! She remarked how she lost a pound and feels more energetic. I’m so proud of her!❤️ She’s riding her bike 🚲 every day now, which she had zero interest over the past year. There are tough moments with this eating program – I’m glad we are doing it over several months. She has experienced a few mood swings that caused her to snap at times😫, but I reassured her its a healthy part of the process. She doesn’t realize it but she’s going to bed and waking more easily, then before😴. I’m waking at strange hours, like WIDE awake 😳. She’s listening to more music 🎶 and watching less YouTube. 🤔 This week we are reducing our protein and carb intake to palm size portions and adding more veggies, salads specifically🥙. I’M DONE with the bagged salads! The dressings and toppings taste gross🤮 Back to buying heads of lettuce and spinach –> going raw🥦! She had a hard time with dinner last night – “Dad this sucks I don’t want to do it anymore!!!” 😡 But I reassured her she was doing great and we just brainstormed 20 or 30 ideas till we found something in the refrigerator. She is SOOOO missing peanuts🥜! Her favorite peanut brand are sprayed with canola oil, so we banned them🚫. I’m not enjoying fruit at all. If I have 3 grapes I’m done. The sugar in fruit just isn’t palatable. Bummer cause I used to love fruit . . . I’m amazed but she has taken to eating grapes, cherries and berries 🍒 so it’s much better than snacking on a bowl of cheerios at ten o’clock at night🌙. Last, my energy levels feel better 💪, I haven’t had a food coma bloating session yet, except when I went for Thai food last week, but hey, it was some REALLY great Thai food! #fooddetoxprogramsforlife

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Feeling Tired All the Time

Tired

It’s not ok to feel tired all of the time. So my daughter really wanted to do a food detox with me….and…today is day 2. I agreed to do it over 90 days, not 7 like I used to. My body used to feel so mangled up inside doing the really short ones and caused too much inner chaos. In the first week the only adjustment to our food program we will be making is to cut out sugar from snacking and eliminating breakfast cereals. Goodbye pancakes 🥞. She is going to miss that Saturday morning ritual. We replaced both with non-dairy yogurt, fruit and raw almonds. 🍐 No honey or agave either. Stevia is ok. Lunch and dinner for week 1 will be the same except except white starch foods will be replaced with a salad or vegetable soup made from vegetable stock and raw veggies. Honestly easing my way out of sugar sounds easy but it really does require the discipline of drinking more water and resting more. The adrenal glands and kidneys need time to adjust to the change otherwise anything from dizziness and light headedness is likely to occur, for me at least. In week 2 we will be changing our dinner program to cut back on animal protein and cut dairy from the meal entirely. Lunch will stay the same. My daughter doesn’t know it yet but starting in week 2 we also CHANGE the dressing used on our salads and ranch dressings and other pre-made dressings will be replaced by simple Apple Cider Vinegar and olive oil. She can always opt out and have soup but the point is to move away from the store bought dressings that contain canola oil. Last but not least will be an increase in our exercise program. We have agreed to a minimum of a 30 minute walk together, even though i will do more. I want to get back to doing 20 pullups 💪 in a row! That’s a goal to work up to. To our health!😃🍇🍌🥑 #fooddetoxprogramsforlife