Detox: Exhaustion is Lifting

When I first posted about the detox I have been doing, I was feeling utterly exhausted.  I am figuring it was from the KB Herb pills I am on.  The exhaustion seems to be lifting and yesterday I felt no where near as exhausted as I did on Friday.

Last night I finally made a recipe I found a couple of months ago and was pleasantly surprised by how great it tasted.  Even my son did not turn his nose up at it when he’s been pretty picky about what he eats lately.

Here is my food journal for Day 3 & 4

Day 3:

  • Leftover Egg Scramble (added half a sausage)
  • 1 Rice Cake with Almond Butter
  • 3/4 Gala Apple
  • Beef Burger w/Gluten free bun, cilantro, shredded beet, roasted garlic, banana peppers (Beef is not on the list but I behaved with everything else)
  • Yam & Potato Fries
  • Baked Chick Peas
  • Roasted Carrots & Broccoli
  • Brown Rice
  • Canned Peaches

Day 4:

  • Almond Milk Latte
  • Granola Bar
  • Red Lentil Dahl
  • Brown Rice
  • Banana
  • Quinoa Patties
  • Beets
  • Cucumber
  • Salad w/vinaigrette, red pepper, strawberries, pecans, sunflower, pumpkin seeds
  • Avocado
  • Mango

Last night for dinner I made Quinoa patties, a salad and served them both with cucumbers, beets and avocado:Quinoa Patties

On Saturday, we went down to Penticton to check out the Farmer’s Market and could not believe the size of it!  We also went to Burger 55 where I was happy to see that their episode of You Gotta Eat Here is finally airing on May 17th!  Although I am not supposed to be eating meat right now and I really struggled with what to order, I managed to only have the meat on my gluten free bun that is on my do not eat list.  No cheese.  No cheese bun full of wheat.  I did not even have ketchup because it has sugar.

Let me tell you, that evening and the next day, my stomach sure paid for the beef I ate.  Oi!

This morning I was a bit shocked to see what my weight was.  In not wanting to jinx myself, I will wait the two weeks before posting my weight loss.  Part of this is because I know how much weight I can easily lose and gain in a week and really don’t want to jinx it.  I also cannot remember if I am on a 2 or 3 week program and that program may or may not change before the two weeks is up.  The interesting thing is that my two weeks will be up the night we have the detox information session at work.

If the weight loss with this holds up, I just might have to go veggie for a while with the hopes of adding back some of the foods that I am completely off of later on.  We had already talked about only eating (organic) meat once (or twice if there’s leftovers) a week.  This would help to reduce our food costs (organic costs more but it would be once versus 7 times a week) and improve our diets.  We have already greatly cut back on the amount of meat we eat and started eating healthier non-meat protein sources such as quinoa, chick peas, avocados and kale.

Yesterday I played hockey and soccer outside with my son for about an hour.  Today I am off work and he is off school.  I might take him to Mission Creek Park to go geocaching and we could have a picnic and/or play soccer at the park there although he does have a play date at 2pm at another park.

Between the weight loss and my feeling good with the foods I have been eating since Thursday, I feel this detox is definitely serving its purposes of helping change my eating habits with the added benefit of weight loss.

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