With all my excitement about the #Fitblog Planks Challenge, I totally forgot to mention that I started a detox.
You may remember that the doctor advised me to follow this book (which is fantastic, expect a full review next week).
Dr. Turner recommends a two week detox, followed by a period in which you slowly re-introduce foods back into your world to see which ones may be a trigger for you. She also suggest supplements that may assist with the process.
It looks something like this:
Foods To Avoid
- Dairy Products
- Certain Oils (Corn Oil, Hydrogenation anything etc)
- Alcohol and Caffeine
- Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
Supplements To Take
- Omega 3
- Tumeric, Dandelion, Milk Thistle for the Liver
- Flax, Triphala, Marshmallow for the Bowels
This is a pretty tall order. I have decided to start the detox gradually so my body can get used to the changes. This is what works best for me.
I eliminated dairy, gluten, oils, alcohol and sugar last week. This week I am nixing the rest and I still have to pick up my supplements.
I have to tell you that it was tough to give up my beloved yogurt and homemade wheat bread, but the hardest of all was this:
|Goodbye, old friend|
Admittedly, I am feeling pretty good and looking forward to seeing where I am in two weeks time. I promise to keep you posted!
To all my gluten and dairy free friends, do you have any fantastic recipes and tips to share?
Anyone else ever tried The Hormone Diet?