Yesterday you said tomorrow.
So, I’ve been reading up on vegan detox options.
I figure, since I’m a vegan, and I want to do the aforementioned something new, I could start with a nice detox. 21 days will do the trick.
10 Detoxing Tips (that I got from Vegan on the Go-Go):
1) Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water, lemon juice, and an optional pinch of cayenne. This awakens the digestion system, cleanses the liver, and stimulates circulation.
2) Throughout the day, be sure to drink plenty of water. Green tea will also boost your metabolism and provide your body with an ample dose of antioxidants.
3) Be friends with bacteria! Probiotics are great for your gut. They’re found in fermented foods such as yoghurt, sauerkraut, and kombucha. You can also take them in capsule form–just be sure the capsules don’t contain gelatin!
4) Go all out on raw fruits and veggies, whole grains, and legumes, all of which are packed with fiber. Take a multivitamin daily.
5) Really watch your sodium and refined sugar intakes. Craving dessert? Stick with fresh fruit for the time being.
6) Chew your food really, really well so your body doesn’t have to do more work than necessary. That’s what your teeth are for, after all!
7) Exercise! Sweating helps cleanse the body from the inside out. Go for a nice but sweaty bike ride.
8) Try to stop eating at least 3 hours before you go to bed. This really allows your body to digest everything and, then, repair itself overnight. I emphasize the try here because, sometimes, you just CANNOT survive without a bedtime snack. Trust me, I’ve been there—I’d much rather get a good night’s sleep than toss and turn thanks to a grumbling tummy. If you must, eat a piece of fresh fruit or some yoghurt, something relatively light.
9) Take a refreshing shower or bubble bath. Add a couple of drops of mint essential oil, and breathe deeply. Thoroughly scrub every inch of your God Pod to cleanse body and, more figuratively, spirit.
10) Finally, get a good night’s sleep, 7-8 hours for optimal health and healing.
So what can I eat?
What should be avoided?
Drink at least two liters of water throughout the day. If you enjoyed your morning lemon water, go ahead and add lemon to your daily two-liter consumption as well. Why? Water taken in this amount throughout the day helps to flush out the bladder and urinary tract, and also facilitates the movement of your bowels, thus continuing the “cleaning” objective as well as setting your system up so it is able to absorb more nutrients from future meals.
Why are you doing this?..other than to try out something new
Well, as my ‘About’ says, I am a binge eater. I eat unneccessarily and consistently. I’m not even eating real food anymore, just meaningless garbage. When I do eat real food, I eat it in excess. I wouldn’t even call what I do eating, but gorging. GORGE – strange word. My meals aren’t divided anymore like you’re average healthy human being’s meals would be. “What did you have for lunch?” someone may ask. “I don’t know,,I just ate and ate so I don’t really know when lunch occured,” is what I would think to myself. My skin is beginning to look unhealthy and discolored. Just yesterday, I got a zit on my cheek. What the hell. I normally have clear skin, and if I do get a blemish, it is most definitely not on my cheek. When my skin begins to look sick, I know there is a problem.
DETOX HERE I COME.