Detox

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Detox
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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 11:39pm
So, I had previously posted about working on changing my diet and introducing more vitamins and minerals. I got a lot of feedback about the things I should be doing to be more healthy on these boards, thank yyou I am happy to report that I started juicing, I have mentioned this before, mostly as a supplement to my less than perfect diet. I am not one of those people who makes sure I have my daily portions of vegetables and fruits even when on Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Buy this juicing thing is so painless I am really happy and psyched that I have found a way to get these much needed vitamins and minerals into my body.
I was introduced to juicing by a coworker who successfully completed a 21 day detox and continues to juice. I told my sister about it and she has now gone 19 days with fantastic results. She was plagued with back pain and skun issues that she spent hundreds of dollars at spas to improve. Only a change like this with my little sister who had similar dietary "pickiness" to my own convinced me to take the real plunge. So, I am going to take that plunge, I can't help but see the overall implications that it will have for me. My coworker told me it also helps with your mood as well. So I am hopeful and excited to start this new journey to both detox my body and my mind. I see this as my new transformative path much like Floidagirl's quest to redecorate her home. Detoxifying my life in many different ways, and it doesn't hurt that I will be losing weight either, let's be honest, gotta look and feel better to catch the eye of that guy that I fancy. It will be tough, but I believe well worth it! Wish me luck and perseverance!
So my question is, what steos are you taking to detoxify your life, be it rdecorating letting go if txuc relationships?
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In reply to: melissinha73
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 11:52pm

Sorry about the typos, my phone was about to die and I didn't want to rewrite that post. Darn smartphones! Most of my posts on this board are on the smartphone, so please forgive the typos, I do know how to spell.. :smileywink:

So I will retype my question.

So my question is, what steps are you taking to detoxify your life, be it redecorating, letting go if toxic relationships or something else?

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In reply to: melissinha73
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 1:28am

You reminded me of when I used to do juice fasting years ago...

When I used to fast my allergies cleared up, my skin glowed and I felt soooooooo good.. I had tons more energy and all of those nasty toxins were leaving my body.

It is a bit challenging for the first two days but I stuck with it and when I started feeling so good I couldnt stop juicing.

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In reply to: melissinha73
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 2:16am
Thanks for the testemonial, its always nice to hear more personal accounts. It really goes to show you how natural foods really are better for us. Yeah I am not looking forward to the challenging first days. But hearing your account makes me want to do it all the more! Thanks Free!
So far I have determined that juicing supplementally is really good for maintenance, just gotta get through the fast! :) I have no allergy issues even though I live in Allergy Central, but I certainly am looking forward to less back pain.. Walking a parade was rough today!
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In reply to: melissinha73
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 10:37am
My father is 69 and doesn't own a cell phone. Whenever someone mentions a smart phone, he loves to say: "I don't even have a dumb one." Tee-hee...don't worry about typos. I just wanted to ask you, do you find that you are spending more $ at the grocery store? I've thought about purchasing a juicer, myself.
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In reply to: melissinha73
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 5:23pm
It depends on what you spent money on before, ya know? Not as bad as I thought really: a big bag if organic carrots is $5. Cucumbers are $.80 each, chard is $2, celery is $3 or $2 a bunch. I mean, its maybe $25 - $30 a week when just supplnlemental. Not too bad! It was more expensive because I was eating what I normally eat and getting all these veggies to supplement my diet, but since I am cutting out everything else, I will have to triple what I used to buy for detox, but then I am not buying yogurt, granola and Amy's frozen meals. So it may be the same or a bit more. I tried going shopping today til I realized I was broke, but I get paid tomorrow. My juicer is cheap and I got it on sale. I heard Juiceman is fine but a pain to clean, I don't have that one but I will upgrade soon to something else or request one for Christmas. :)
I say go for it. Its painless! I'll update you on the detox.
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In reply to: melissinha73
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 6:02pm
Where do you get your protein and fat when that's all you're eating? What about whole grains? It just doesn't seem healthy to cut out entire food groups, even if you're still only eating healthy stuff.
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In reply to: melissinha73
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 11:00pm
Its temporary fast for a break on your intestines. I will add fruits and veggies after a while to add fiber. I am taking vitamins. I will then go back to yogurt, granola and normal foods as well as juice, which is what I have done til now.
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In reply to: melissinha73
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 6:28pm
Thanks for responding...I saw one at an Outlet for under $50 which isn't bad compared to others I've seen. Good luck and yes, keep us posted!