Week 2 is over…here are some updates on our progress. So Dr. Josh has dropped a total a 9 pounds since starting and his pants are getting looser, I guess it's time to start wearing a belt. I have lost 4 pounds since starting and am enjoying fitting in to my "skinny" jeans. We both have more energy…even with our little man waking us up in the middle of the night as he goes through a growth spurt. Overall it's been a successful 2 weeks and adding meat into what we can eat is like we aren't really detoxing at all, except not being able to have that glass of wine at the end of a hard day :)
So as we approach the end of the detox…and a holiday weekend we will do our best to stick with it until the end. We do have company coming into town, so if we slip up we apologize. The important thing we want to get across is that detoxing doesn't have to be hard, and the benefits far out weigh any difficulties that might arise, and make it worth doing.
So days 9 and 10 were pretty uneventful for me, however, Dr. Josh started working out and was feeling the effects of the low calories we've been consuming. He kept complaining about being hungry all the time. I on the other hand have been working out during the whole detox so my body adapted rather quickly and I've been able to stay away from the hunger pains. Lucky for Dr. Josh though Saturday was day 11 and we could start incorporating protein back into our diet. So protein sources on the detox should be lean sources consisting mostly of chicken and fish, however, Dr. Josh and I splurged a little bit and went with some bacon and eggs for our first breakfast and steak for our first dinner. The next weeks menu is back on track though and full of chicken, fish and turkey.
Well it's been a whole week, 1 down 2 to go :). It hasn't been easy, but it hasn't been hard either. The first couple days left us feeling tired and having a few headaches. Our energy is now up and we made it through the first weekend. Dr. Josh has lost 6 pounds since starting…and it wasn't do to lack of eating. I have lost 2 inches around my waist and now fit into my skinny jeans! We've completed the actual detox portion, and have changed up the supplements and are now on to the support portion of the detox. This is the part were you start to develop the habit of eating healthier and that way when you are done with the full 21 days you continue to eat better. There still are toxins leaving your body during the last two weeks, it's just not as intense as the first week.
The weekends are always the hardest when doing a detox. Especially when family comes to town. It's okay though Dr. Josh and I stayed busy this weekend so we didn't have to think about food and what we couldn't eat while we were out eating with family.
As mentioned we had some family come in to town this weekend and along with hiking we did go out to eat. This is always a little more difficult when doing the detox because you never know what's in the food your getting as far as things that aren't allowed. I'm thinking especially salad dressings, but we stuck with salad's and just asked for vinegar and oil for dressing, so I think we did okay.
Day 2 was a little easier for me, not so much for Dr. Josh. I had a little bit of a headache and didn't feel as tired as yesterday. Dr. Josh was definitely feeling the effects of no coffee today. He was pretty tired, so I decided to make some chia seed energy bars, hopefully those will help him tomorrow!
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