Today is day 3 and I woke up around 12:15 am to pee! Two days ago my beginning weight was 160.9 lbs, today Im weighing in at 158lbs, so far so good! Since its Labor Day I have been taking it easy but my stomach has been making noises so I know my digestive tract is working.
I must say that I have been feeling like I do before I begin my period, tired and gloomy. The diet said days 1-3, I could be feeling like crap, but it will subside. I am a happy person majority of the time, so emotionally I feel drained. I have not had any headaches just the bubble guts!
My morning juice drink recipe consists of the following: watermelon, celery, cucumber, beets, carrots, figs, green apple and ginger. I drank about 6 oz. Its 5:20pm and I have not had any cravings, I just drink my water when I do.
I rested as much as I allowed my body to do today before heading out for my evening workout. I only had my juiced drink in the morning, but I have been drinking water pretty much throughout the day. I ate a bowl of my veggie soup for dinner, but I chewed those veggies that were not blended in the soup. So I have been chewing my food in some instances so I have not completely gone liquid just yet. The good thing is that whatever I am consuming its all fruits and veggies, no meat, sugar, bread, or dairy.
I have noticed that the juice drink fills me up to where I am not having cravings like a few days ago. I am frequenting the bathroom moreso today than yesterday. I believe that I have gone to the bathroom about 10 times so far today.
Its 11pm and Im about to lay it on down. Im curious to see if I will remember my dreams which I haven’t done in about 4 years. Until tomorrow!
So this morning was a lot better than Day 1. I woke up, juiced and wrote in my journal. Im incorporating a bunch of tasks to perform every day to help with my well being. Its also helping me stay accountable especially if I can journal about this detox.
Recipe: Cucumber, beets, green apple, ginger root, celery stalk, carrots, kale. I juiced these to create this refreshing drink.
I also have a side hustle where I make that hustle a part of my workouts. I bought a sweat vest from Amazon for like $22 bucks and its helping this detox process because I sweat a lot especially in my mid section. Its helping to shape that area since I look like Sponge Bob Square Pants Torso. This is one area that I want to improve and hopefully I will see some results at the end of this process.
My water goal was to drink 158oz of water and I made it to 112oz. for the day (equivalent to (11) 8oz of water.) The goal is to drink 20 glasses a day and as the weight falls off this number will go down, but when I increase my water intake I can see and feel a difference. Ive noticed that I am probably dehydrated and in order for me to feel good I need to put more good things into my body.
I fell asleep by midnight last night so hopefully my sleep routine will change.
This journey to better health started way before my birthday that is approaching at the end of this month. Living in California there is no excuse to NOT to work out or eat healthy. California is the 6th largest agriculture economy in the world.
So one morning I was listening to the Breakfast Club radio show and they had Dr. Roni DeLuz, RN, ND, Ph.D (Founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Holistic Retreat) along with James Hester. They talked about the diet program and how we have many toxins in our bodies which is causing a lot of diseases within the African-American community.
Every year right before my birthday I go through a metamorphosis with my mind, body and spirit. It is my New Years Day celebration but for my birthday. So this year I decided to use this blog to be accountable to myself and do this detox program. This blog will help me get back to my writing, stay consistent and provide some exposure for my business DroneScape Films.
Day 1 – I got up early and made the trek to my favorite grocery store called Super King. They have the best prices when it comes to produce items. Its the perfect store to get the necessary fruits and veggies for this diet detox program. I have a juicer, food processor, and crock pot but my blender broke😞. This detox is about not chewing but intaking a lot of the necessary vitamins are body needs through fresh juice and soups. I love to juice and I love a good soup.
So I intend to start my mornings off with a fresh juice combo. Drinking a gallon of water a day is imperative. I always thought that the amount of water you should consume in a day is by taking your weight and dividing it by 2. When I read the book Metabolism, it stated that you should drink whatever your weight is, should be equivalent in water ounces (i.e. 160 lbs= 160 oz. of water). When I began to increase my water intake I felt different, I can assumed I was probably dehydrated. We don’t nearly get enough water into our system like we should to really flush out these toxins.
I have to admit that Day 1 I continued to chew my food. I had a salad kit from before the detox started which I didn’t want to go bad. I had some leftover chicken when I included. My first day I may have chewed but everything I ate was healthy but my intentions is do to do better than the day before. This is my metamorphosis.
Leave a comment if you have tried this diet detox before, or if you have a metamorphosis period like I do right before your birthday