Diary of a Detox
Here’s an interesting insight from Orla into what’s involved in the early days of a 14 day de-tox. Please be aware that the purpose of the de-tox is NOT weight loss, although it is an inevitable result of not eating any carbs/junk for 14 days. The purpose of the de-tox is to support the liver and allow it to be more efficient in removing toxins and burning fat. Please feel free to comment or ask any questions. – Willie
So, I’m on my 4th day of my detox and it certainly has not been easy but I can’t believe how well I’m managing now. It’s green veg only, a protein shake 3 times a day, and water. It’s suppose to be for 14 days which helps the body cleanse the liver. After a nutrition consult discovered that my liver was toxic I decided it was now time to do something about it.
Since Jan last year I’ve lost 12kgs in weight, reduced my bodyfat from 34.88% to 25.65% and dropped from a size 18 to a size 12(in Jeans). It’s not been easy but it’s so worth it, as now I’m buying lovely dresses and clothes I didn’t even dream of wearing.
I just felt it was now time to pick it up a gear and take it to the next level and so far I’m glad I did. Don’t ask me at 6pm cause by then I’ll prob be the cranky nutcase that I have been the last couple of days at that time, but it passes.
I started Wednesday and muddled through the day and it got harder that evening when I got a headache and a pain in my belly, but I went to bed and actually slept fine.
Thursday I woke up fine with just a runny nose and a little tired, I should have eaten more veg throughout the day but I still managed on spinach and cucumber. That evening again was hard, but thanks to my sister I did not go to the chipper. Instead, I had another plate of spinach and cucumber.
Friday I woke up early and felt good for the first time in a long time. I trained for the 1st time since starting detox and was delighted that I could still lift heavy enough weights, considering I have not been eating any lovely meat (I love my meat). It was great to be able to train as hard as before. I would have been annoyed if I couldn’t and would have questioned if this was going to be worth it all.
So, this morning I had a lovely lie in till 9am and got up with a little bit of a headache but I had my protein shake and a big bowl of Cauliflower and Broccoli and was fine after that. The weekend is going to be harder as the kids are around all day eating in front of me and worst of all, the hardest bit is having to cook and feed them.
I had my doubts that I was going to last another 10 days of this, but I’m feeling good now and think I really can do this, and I know that I have great support from my friends and family to see me through to the end.