Friday, August 3, 2012

Detox – The Second Time Around

I’ve always said that I don’t believe in fad diets. I guess I’ll have to eat my words although I’m not sure they are on my OK TO EAT LIST.

It’s been two years since I last detoxed and frankly, I was ready so don’t look for any recipes this next week. I’m already at Day 11 – the final day.
Day 8 remained the toughest day of all with nothing but liquids. Many people say it’s spiritual. I was glad to survive it because last time it was sheer torture. This time around?... unexpectedly easy. In fact, I feel fantastic.
They say the belly rules the mind but I’m not so sure. I’m convinced that 90% of this was mental.
I didn’t miss the wine, the bread or the sweets this time. What I missed the most was cooking and sharing my table with friends.This past week has been a solitary existence and food becomes just another meal unless you have someone to share it with.

I must admit that after 10 days of eating nothing but raw vegetables and fruits and a day on juice and water, everything tastes magnificently like bacon.
There. I just said the B word and I’m hungry already.
Bon Appetit!