Had a major headache the whole day and a uneasy feeling throughout the body. Will blog more tomorrow..
So Day 1, I woke up bright and early, feeling really confident of sticking to my detox diet for the whole week. But things were not as easy as I thought it would be. I had a red apple for breakfast and a cup of detox tea at around 7 am. The detox tea tastes like any other tea but the smell was horrible. It was NASTY ( or maybe it’s just me, because my mom finds it alright). Worse of all the smell clings onto your breath, so when ever i breathe deeply, I could smell the tea.
The effects of the detox tea kicked in at around 10 plus close to 11. Thus I headed to the toilet thrice in about an hour. Surprisingly the effects of the tea is quite gentle on the stomach, just a bit of quesiness like you really gotta go. However, the smell was… was… it smelt like the tea… ok, gory stuff aside.
So, moving on to lunch. Lunch was a homemade salad set made from broccoli, lettuce, mixed vegetables, cauliflower and some boiled chicken. It was tasteless to say the least. But eating all that vegetables made the chicken taste so good in comparison and mind you, I just rubbed some salt on to the chicken to marinate a while and washed it off and boiled it. I had originally thought that I would be really hungry after a while but I didn’t. The vegetables were actually quite filling. Except that after eating all those, I have a mad urge to binge on donuts, hotdogs, egg tarts etc etc.
I had white rice mixed with brown rice for dinner, some fish, boiled chicken and steamed egg. Dinner was good! But still have the mad urge to binge, hopefully it will pass in a few days.
All in all this detox diet is going to be a lot harder than I thought. But it’s ok, I just have to put in more effort and grit my teeth and bear with it. I will preservere!
Here’s what I’ve bought to kickstart our detox diet.
First up, Detox tea to help us excrete the toxins from our body. It cost around $21 for a twin pack.
Followed by fresh vegetables such as brocolli, cauliflower, lettuce, corn tomatoes and golden mushrooms
Next up, We mustn’t forget our nutrients and vitamins. So we bought fruits like apples. But the damned supermarket was selling un-ripe bananas hence we decided to skip it.
I reckon this amount of food could last for maybe 2,3 days before i’m gonna replenished it again. Perhaps after school, i would heading to the supermarket to get some papayas and bananas. These two fruits sure look heaty but they add fuels to your body. An crappy analogy would be like adding coal to the engine to enable it run. If the engine(your body) has zero coal(energy food), it wouldnt be able to run at all and hence, your mind and body would be weak and i wouldn’t want that to be happening to me.
ok that’s it for the day. Gotta prepared the food. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Just a note: This detox diet i’m going through is based mainly on Vegetables, Fruits and sparingly servings of lean chicken meat.
Here’s a list of food that is advisable:
All fresh vegetables
Vegetables thought to be particularly good detox foods include broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions, garlic, artichokes, beets, red and green vegetables.
All forms of rice, including rice cakes, rice crackers and rice pasta. Brown rice is typically preferred.
Quinoa, amaranth, millet, and buckwheat can be used instead of rice. They can be purchased at a health food store or in some grocery stores.
Split yellow and green peas and lentils are easiest to digest and require the least soaking time. Other good options include kidney beans, pinto beans, mung beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and adzuki beans.
Nuts and Seeds
Unsalted nuts or seeds can be sprinkled over salads or eaten as a snack. Good options include flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and walnuts. Nut butters are permitted. Peanuts and peanut butter are usually not recommended.
Extra-virgin olive oil is a preferred oil.
Vegetable salt, sea salt, vinegar, soy sauce or tamari, all herbs or spices.
Herbal teas, green tea. (preferably only up to 2 times a day)
Water, lemon water, pure unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, rice milk
List of food to avoid:
Includes sugar, products containing sugar, and hidden forms of sugar, such as sucrose, dextrose, corn syrup, brown sugar, and turbinado. Artificial sweeteners are usually not recommended. Stevia and erythritol are allowed natural sweeteners.
Milk, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and other dairy products.
Wheat and products containing wheat, such as pasta and bread.
All gluten-containing grains: wheat (including spelt, triticale, and kamut), rye, and barley.
Although most detox diets recommend avoiding coffee, both regular and decaffeinated, one cup a day is usually acceptable and may reduce the occurrence of caffeine withdrawal headaches.
Other Foods to Avoid
- Food additives and preservatives
- High-Fat Foods
However not everyone is suitable to go on a detox diet so please go for a body check up or make an appointment with your nutritionist if you are unsure. Pregnant or nursing women or children shouldn’t go on a detox diet. People with anemia, eating disorder, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, terminal illness, certain genetic diseases, and other chronic conditions shouldn’t try this diet or should do so only under the supervision of their primary care provider.
Things to take note of : Drink at least 8 cups of warm/room temperature water everyday to help rid your body of toxins.
Ok. Now I’m off to buy the stuff that we need for our detox diet. More updates will be up soon.
Celebrations usually leave us with a guilty feeling of pigging out too much. For chinese people the most major celebration has got to be Chinese New Year. This is a period of time where people visit houses and practically eat (JUNK FOOD) non-stop.Right on the eve, we ate a hefty steamboat dinner and the eating-maniac begins.
On the first day, we began our non-stop pigging out all the way to the third day.Adding the lack of sleep to the equation and Voila! By the end of the celebrations, we ended up with a sick, tired mind and needless to say, a bloated tummy. So this year, my brother and I decided that we should do something to help our body rest and recover so that it can absorb our nutrients properly and meanwhile lose all the unsightly weight that we gained this season, starting from tomorrow.
This is how much my brother weighs now(roughly around 73kg):
So we decided to go on Detox for a week.
It’s all about “Detox“
So what exactly is detox?
Detox(short for detoxification) is the process of cleansing the body of toxins. Toxins (anything that can potentially harm body tissue) are transformed chemically to less harmful compounds and excreted via stools or urine.
Why do detox first instead of diving right into weight-losing?
It’s been a old wives’s tale that detoxifying the body before going on diet would aid weight-losing better. Many people that tried going on a detox had felt their body having improved energy, clearer skin, regular bowel movements, improved digestion, and increased concentration and clarity. But i’m a cynic myself hence that’s what this blog is for :)