I started the day sluggishly, with no energy and serious brain fog. I had trouble concentrating all day. The reason is likely the huge amounts of holiday food I chose to eat this year.  I gained so much weight, felt bloated, and on multiple occasions had to take a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda after high-acid meals to try to balance my pH levels. and tamp down my heartburn.

Enough is enough.  I am embarking on a strenuous detox for 26 days. It’s gonna be cold turkey for me, since no sugar, no bread, no dairy, and no salt will be allowed. I have enjoyed copious amounts of all those artery-clogging, inflammation-producing foods this season, and my wellbeing has suffered for it. Time to pay the piper. Here goes:

Breakfast: Green Smoothie: juice of one lemon, water, spinach, organic protein powder, sprouted ground flax & broccoli seed.

Lunch: Baked potato with skin, hemp oil, fresh garlic, two green onions on top (one onion was plenty). Surprisingly satisfying.

Green smoothie, same as this morning but replaced the spinach with green leaf lettuce, organic.

Afternoon snack: Rest of green smoothie from lunch

Dinner: This took some prep time, but thankfully it’s enough to last me the four days of this leg of the detox:

Vegetable Soup: chopped celery, tomatoes, yellow onions, parsley, leek, garlic, potatoes, all organic.  Spike: salt-free seasoning for flavor, covered with water and simmered for 1 hour.

Tomato-Cucumber Salad: 1 tomato organic, ½ organic English cucumber, several fresh basil leaves, apple cider vinegar to taste.

Result:  I felt weird all day as if my body was expecting junk food and was in shock that I was finally sending in healthy substances! I was not really hungry, probably because I wasn’t eating any sugar, flour or liquor :). It was an odd feeling; my body is going through a transition. Wonder how long before my concentration skills and wellbeing return.

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