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I’m amidst the beginning of my very own detox. Not the kind where you starve and fast…I couldn’t imagine anything worse (or more unhealthy for me). This is my own creation. A ‘five a day’ assisted kind of detox.
Ensuring I get my ‘five a day’ of fruit and vege, drinking my usual 2L a day of water and also drinking a variety of detoxifying teas. I’m also continuing my regular multi-vitamin supplement.
I’m not ruling out complex carbohydrates, but they are somewhat limited.
I have made an exception for a date night with my partner where I can have one drink with a nice meal, but all other indulgences are to be avoided for the month of February. My usual sins of ice cream, cake & coffee are definitely OUT.
It’s not the dramatic kind of detox that people usually take on as a boost to their weightloss journey. Certainly not. Weight is not the focus at all for me. I’m simply being conscious of my inner health, improving my complexion and removing the habit of over indulgence.
I’m keeping tabs on my February detox with a food diary kept here.
I’m a big fan of having lots of little snacks throughout the day. Graze is a great idea but I have a habit of eating it all in one go.
So today I have opted for grapes and bananas. Keeping me fuller for longer and low GI for slow release energy, perfect for the 11:30am and 3:30pm slumps that I often have. PLUS I’m certain to get my 5 a day!
The colourful and inviting arrangement on my desk makes it really convenient while ‘on the go’ at work. Busy, busy times require small, easy and delicious snacks.