Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Detox Recap.

First, Happy Birthday to my Daddy-O! Will woke me up by singing Happy Birthday, PAPA! this morning so he must have known that today was the day. AND we have a baby cousin being born today! Exciting day!

Well, we survived. :) It was tough and it was easy all at the same time. I say tough because it was a COMPLETE change of pace for us and I say easy because there was no counting calories or measuring or tracking or all the stuff that typically goes with a "diet."

So here are a few things we learned while we detoxed:
1. I am not a fan of any many sulfur-rich vegetables. Cruciferous veggies were a BIG DEAL on this because of just how awesome they are for you. You know them as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, turnips, bok chou...Know which one of those I like? None. I can choke down a few bits of Brussels sprouts, but that is IT. Eddie likes almost all of those.
2. Eddie is STUBBORN. I was ready to throw in the towel half-way through and expected him to go right along with it. Nope. He was going to do it, by golly.
3. I NEED a diet rich in fiber. Wow, did I feel better. Is that a little TMI? Probably. Sunday and Monday (as in yesterday) I hardly had any fiber and OMG I felt awful. (My poor digestive system symptoms include nausea, heartburn, cramping, and upset tummy so when I start to feel sick I am SICK. And this is a regular thing for me. I had no idea it wasn't a NORMAL thing.)
4. Avocados do NOT like my body. I love them and they are mighty tasty, but in any form they give me TERRIBLE heartburn. Crazy, huh? I guess even though they're high in GOOD fats, they're still high in fat and make me feel ick.
5. I felt AWESOME eating protein, berries, and veggies. Awesome! I didn't feel like I needed a four hour nap every afternoon. I had more energy!
6. I was hungry all. the. time. I don't know if it was being told what I "couldn't" have or what, but we were starrrrrrrving. Eddie was hungry even after a meal. Lunch was the WORST because if we didn't have leftovers it was basically a, "What the heck are we going to eat?" meal.
7. I didn't miss gluten as much as I expected! I wanted a tortilla on taco Tuesday and I wanted cheese and crackers a few times, but other than that I didn't miss it! We aren't going to be eliminating it for good (because we seem to not have issues with it), but we are going to be reducing the amount we eat. Who needs bread with every meal?
8. We also won't be eating as many DESSERTS. Holy cow at the processed sugary stuff we were eating. And most of it was just without thinking about it!
9. The cooking part was WAY easier than I expected. If you're cooking clean, your crockpot is your friend. I have three clean crockpot meals planned this week.
10. It was SO EASY to lose weight...the first week. :) But we weren't counting calories or tracking anything or exercising, so we didn't lose as much the second week. Eddie wound up losing 7 pounds and I lost around 6. But for two weeks that's not terrible! I've added in exercise this week and {after a ridiculous Mexican meal last night that was the biggest WASTE ever because I felt terrible afterwards} we're back on track with some decent eating.

Overall, I'd say it was a GREAT experience. I'm not sure we'd do anything that drastic again {it was all to figure out what was going on with my insides and we've self-diagnosed so we can probably move along now!}, but it was a good starting off point! Yay for being on the road to feeling better!

1 comment:

Sally said...

Interesting results. If you get bored one day, and I'm sure you do with two little boys, (Haha!Not!) a post on the foods you could eat and maybe even recipes would be interesting. Keep up...you are doing great.