Holy Exhaustion

I started a detox yesterday and have felt like I can barely keep my eyes open since yesterday afternoon.  I am not sure if the exhaustion is from the detoxing or because it’s allergy season.

We have a detox information workshop coming up at work that I unfortunately cannot attend and was asking about.  The workshop highlights the Herbal Rose Detox kit (which is a detox I did 12 and 8 years ago) and a few recipes using Udo’s oils.

The greatest thing about Specialized Kinesiology is that we can ask the body for what it needs and thankfully my body only wanted the one herb in the kit and a liver detoxifier.  I am quite happy that I am not having to use the herbal laxative which I found to be rather deadly when doing the cleanse before.  Below is what came up for me:

Food Restrictions:

  • Meat including seafood
  • Wheat
  • Sugar
  • Dairy (all forms)

Detoxifiers:

  • Wild Rose K-B Herb (starting @ 2 x 2 pills/day)
  • Dandelion Tea (3 cups a day)

The first day I moped around a bit seeing everything in the house I could not eat and of course, was craving sugar and wanting a coffee which I cannot drink unsweetened.  I went out last evening and managed to restrain myself from cashing in my free Starbux drink AND pizza from one of the best places in town.  All day I was figuring one slip up wasn’t going to kill me but knew one can turn into an avalanche pretty quickly.

Day 1:

  • Veggie Egg Scramble w/Field Roast Apple/Sage Sausage
  • Pan fried Red Potatoes
  • Red Lentil Dahl
  • Brown Rice
  • Canned Peaches (canned in water)
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 organic rice cakes w/organic almond butter

Day 2:

  • Banana
  • Veggie Egg Scramble w/Pan fried Sweet Potato
  • Orange
  • Strawberries
  • 2 organic rice cakes w/organic almond butter
  • Tofu marinated in Soy sauce & nutritional yeast
  • Avocado w/Thousand Island Dressing
  • Yam w/butter, salt and pepper

I had to go to the store today to buy more rice cakes figuring they were a good substitute for bread.  We also picked up more Field Roast sausages, extra firm tofu and some other faux “meat” for me to not feel entirely deprived of meat while I am on this.

I will be doing it for at least two weeks and hoping for some good results.  I should also note the need to drink a lot of water to flush toxins out of my body.

While weight loss is my ultimate goal, I know doing a detox or cleanse is a great way to kick off healthy eating habits which I have had a hard time doing.  I have been wanting to eat more RAW, less meat and to be baking/cooking more foods from scratch.

Hope the post is legible, I can barely keep my eyes open as I try to type this up  ;o)

4 thoughts on “Holy Exhaustion

  1. Have you tried Bieler’s Broth?

    Zuccini, celery, and green beans steamed in 2 cups of water & then blended (including water) with parsley . Fits in with a lot of diets and is a great base . It’s also good for breakfast with brown rice mixed in.

    • I haven’t heard of it. I still need to replace our food processor and blender. Part of the reason I haven’t gotten in to making RAW food. I got rid of both of them wanting to replace them with one that I haven’t been able to find in stores that came with three different bowls – one that was food processor and the other blender. Was a perfect replacement but I’ve only seen it online at Walmart.

    • Happy to report that I don’t feel anywhere near as exhausted on day 4! The quinoa patties I made for dinner tonight were fabulous!

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