Detox Decisions



I hope you all had a good weekend! I took a break from blogging over the weekend and Monday, mostly because I just did not have enough sleep and I didn’t think I could string together anything coherent. One of my little people is feverish and not having the best time with it. I’m really looking forward to her feeling better and, selfishly, getting a good night’s sleep.

Despite all of the illness, we have had a nice few days. We have taken them to cool off at the beach and their swimming has really improved the last few weeks. It has been nice to be outside and getting fresh air.

I wanted to thank all of you for your comments on my last post! I always LOVE comments, but everyone had an interesting opinion on detox’s! Some of the opinions were quite strong, but I appreciate them none the less. I have decided that I will do a three day fruit and vegetable cleanse. It is short, I can eat as much as I want and it doesn’t involve purchasing any expensive products.

The rules are simple: whole, unprocessed, fruits and vegetables only. No caffeine, packages, additives, sugar etc. The fruit and vegetables do not have to be raw, but raw is encouraged as much as possible. The more variety the better!

I’m going to start the cleanse tomorrow and I’ll let you know how it progresses!

The alleged benefits are to get rid of toxins from the body, by allowing the body to do it’s thing. The idea is that you are taking the pressure off your organs for those three days, by not consuming the “toxic” stuff, so that they can do their job more efficiently. I know a lot of you have Science backgrounds and are skeptical about your organs needing any “help” to cleanse. (My undergrad degree was actually in Science.) However, regardless of whether or not that is true, a break from caffeine, sugar and processed food will be a good thing for me a some what “detoxing”, as I need to eat those things less often and maybe it will help me to reduce them in my diet.

So today I’m going grocery shopping for the weekly load, with even more fresh produce. Kind of excited about eating lots of different fruits and vegies, not so excited about not eating the other stuff… ! How was your weekend? What are your plans this week?

Jess xoxoox


18 Responses to Detox Decisions

  1. That sounds like the perfect detox! A decent amount of time and a good rest for your digestive system. Have you ever had kombucha? It might be good to have during your cleanse to get the extra probiotics!

    I TOTALLY understand that feeling of looking forward to a good night of sleep after the kiddos have been sick. It’s tough on the mamas! Hope you get some peaceful, rejuvenating rest tonight πŸ™‚
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    • It is fun to be able to test things out! Definitely makes me try things I may not otherwise! Oh I hope you get to do something nice and relaxing for Spring break!

  2. Taking a break from caffeine, sugar and processed food sounds like a pretty good detox to me. As long as you’re still getting all your nutrients from the fruits/ veggies you eat ^^ I disagree with those “fasting” or “water+ cayenne pepper+ lemon” crazy detoxes but fruits/ veggies sounds reasonable. Keep us updated on how you feel ^^
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