I love Detox plans. I love the idea of detoxing. I think it is necessary in our world of being sedentary and breathing/eating/drinking/living pollutants. I think it's a great opportunity to let your body get rid of some of the yuck.
But I hate the actual practice of detoxing. It's generally time consuming. It can be expensive. Your energy might suffer. You might have to stay within a 25 yard dash of a bathroom, and hope that you have exclusive rights to the implied commode. There is prepping, planning, work to be done when you detox. It is not a simple thing, unlike what all of the books and blogs out there claim.
Not to mention that I kinda promised myself that I would not do anything that drastic with my health this year. That I would make small, measurable changes that would yield big results in favor of the short term cleanse.
Best laid plans, yada, yada yada. I can't resist a good cleanse. They call to me. Especially as we head into Spring, which is touted as being the best time to do a cleanse. And there's the voice inside me that reminds me that there are detox strategies that don't require all liquid diets, colonics, and disgusting drinks. There are strategies out there that I have been able to comply with, and even thrived on long term before.
Yes people, we're talking a bout a vegan diet.
|The best part of the grocery store|
I love bacon. When bacon came back, I knew it was all over for me.
But when I think about that time, I really experienced all of the benefits that a good detox is supposed to provide you. I slept well. I had tons of energy. I ate whenever I wanted. My skin looked great. I've never had a lower percentage of body fat, and I had no trouble rock climbing and hiking several days a week.
|Hello tiny little vegan!|
See all these questions? See why I am so darn confused about all of this. One way or another, I can't wait to share with you what I decide to do and how I'm going to make it happen!