I started the detox on August 4.
It is now August 23.
The last day of my detox is September 4.
What have I gained so far from doing this detox?
Firstly, I don't eat as much, nor do I feel that I need a lot of food to sustain me. I'm able to eat until I'm full and to not eat again until I'm actually hungry. I no longer mistake boredom, or stress, or anger, or any emotion for that matter, as hunger. (This is a very good thing since before this detox I was eating constantly; I'd gained almost 10 pounds since June 2010 due to my emotional eating habits.)
Since beginning the detox I've lost 3 pounds and I feel as though I've gained some more muscle-you know that stuff that keeps your metabolism revving and helps you maintain a lean physique-from my daily workouts.
I'm also reading two very influential books at the moment:
- "CLEAN-Remove.Restore.Rejuvenate-The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself"-Alejandro Junger, M.D. ---This book is the reason for the detox I've commited to doing.
- "The Metabolic Effect Diet-Eat More, Work Out Less, And Actually Lose Weight While You Rest"-Jade Teta, ND, CSCS and Keoni Teta, ND, LAc, CSCS ---This book is a way for me to get the lean and fit body type that I'm striving for.
Both of these books are a must read, especially the "CLEAN" one. It's very informative and I believe everyone should try the detox.
I am also extending the detox past the 30 days my doctor prescribed to me. Mostly because I went on vacation last week and didn't follow the detox as I should have, but also because I finally feel at ease with food. I feel great with the way I'm eating, mentally and physically, and I feel great about the things I've learned through reading the book about the detox.
check out my boyfriend Yosh doing what he does best :)
BTW, I am auditioning for The Voice next week in LA. Wish me well loves! :)