The 21 days of Detox are officially over.
How do I feel?
I feel great. So much better than what I had felt in the past few months, maybe even more than a year… I can’t remember.
I lost about 10 lbs. and I feel much lighter.
My skin is cleaner and relaxed.
My achy neck, hip, and muscles in general, are relaxed, not tight, and not achy. I don’t wake up with a tight neck and stiff body in the morning.
Today I even noticed that I have more space in my shoes. I guess my feet were swollen as the rest of my body and I didn’t even know.
It’s pretty amazing what 21 days of plant-based diet can do.
I’ve been obscure about my health “issues” in my last posts, but now I can tell you that I had rashes in my arms, neck, throat, and my eye lids and they were bad.
I still have some rashes but some itchy spots that I’ve had on my skin are now gone. Healed.
This has been the best healing experience I’ve had in the past 2 years.
For 2 years I’ve seen numerous doctors who didn’t know what to tell me besides to continue and take steroid creams and anti-histamines. These medications didn’t help. Allergy tests didn’t reveal much.
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After 21 days of detox diet I gave myself a little break on Mother’s Day weekend. That was the worst gift I could give myself.
I didn’t let my body enough time to heal completely and I ate some goodies like a slice of cake, ice cream, wine, chocolate, cheese, tortillas etc… (Besides the wine, and I think chocolate) each time I felt a tingling-stingy sensation in the itchy spots on my skin that have started to heal during the detox but were not completely gone.
The next Monday, after consulting the naturopath, I’ve decided to challenge my body and see if I’m sensitive to eggs.
The itchiness in my eyes returned, the achy hip returned, itchy spots that have healed started to itch. After 4 days with no eggs the symptoms are better.
Now I suspect that I might be sensitive to one of the foods I ate. I might be sensitive to eggs. (I will re-challenge in the future.)
It could be eggs, dairy, maybe wheat, soy? I can’t tell since I mixed a few ingredients all at once.
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I’ve told a few friends who might benefit from a detox program about it.
Friends, this post is for you.
You can do it!
It’s not hard at all to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and feel happy with your body and you won’t be hungry at all!
21 days is an excellent time frame to wean yourself from addictions.
In retrospect, I was addicted to coffee, carbs, sugar, maybe eggs (I had 1-2 eggs almost every day + food that contain eggs). Of course I denied it But now I know.
In this quick lunch bowl:
Cooked chicken breast
1 steamed potato
1/2 roasted sweet potato
2-3 tablespoons of vinaigrette: salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, little extra virgin olive oil, chopped parsley.
* I love to steam and/or roast a few different vegetables and then mix and match to create new combinations – see here.