Running leads to lots of sweating, which is a fabulous detox. All summer long, I coasted on the down slope of running and refueling with lots of sugar and carbohydrates. Then I stopped running so much and have turned into a marshmallow. Couple that with all the processed food I've been snacking on at the office, and we have a big problem called 31 with a belly.
Time for a cleanse. Not a fast, a cleanse. Get my body off of carbs and back on yummy proteins, legumes, fruits, veggies. I grabbed my O2 Diet book from the shelf, a diet I tried but didn't really give a fair chance, and started the four-day cleanse "kick off" with a bit of apprehension. The last time Bret and I tried it, we were starving and miserable from the lack of variety. Overall, on a short diet, a lack of variety can be helpful. It keeps things simple. But when you have to have scrambled egg whites every morning, spinach salad with pecans and protein every lunch, and salad with asparagus and protein every dinner, it gets old.
I did more research and reading this time, and mid day 2 I'm doing pretty well. I can feel some of those familiar detox symptoms: fatigue, a bit of dizziness, etc., but I've already lost some water weight. Compared with how I was starting to feel: overall malaise, dark circles under the eyes, dry skin, and bloat, I'll take this. I have to say, though, I can't wait for Friday to come so I can eat a few more calories!
Everybody needs a detox now and then - what do you need to detox from?