The Day 1 Detox Reflection

I am told that one of the tricks to success in any detox plan or diet is to not look at it as denying yourself, but as an opportunity in which you can find joy and new experiences. Still, though day one was quite good I did miss cheese. I grew up in Wisconsin after all. I have an ingrained love for dairy products. There are laws in my home state saying that butter, not margarine, should be made available on the tables at restaurants. How could I not feel a certain longing for the best of dairy? Don’t suggest to me vegan cheese. Not only does it often contain soy which isn’t allowed on my detox, but most self respecting Wisconsinites would consider it just wrong, nearly sacrireligious.

Beyond missing cheese though the day went well. I admit I didn’t measure my intake because I want to focus on eating well without getting too caught in the numbers at this point. I know myself well enough to know that I could get caught in the weighing and measuring and lose the focus on just healthy foods and healthy eating practices. The goal, for those who want to know, is nine cups of fruits and vegetables a day, 1/3 greens, 1/3 colored, and 1/3 sulfur rich.

My day started with a simple smoothie made of spinach, carrots, and berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries). It wasn’t my best smoothie creation, but it was good. Mid morning I got hungry so grabbed some green beans for snacking. Lunch was simple and quick, just riced cauliflower with black beans and tomatoes. Mid afternoon I was hungry again so grabbed an orange. When that didn’t fill me up I made another smoothie. Dinner was a veggie bake with eggplant, zucchini, onion, mushroom, and Italian seasonings.

So, nothing complex in today’s meals. I suspect that as I continue I’ll get into looking up recipes and making things a bit more fun. For today, I just wanted to dive in and start doing what I need to do.

Right now it feels good. I’m getting over being ill for awhile (no, not COVID) so I am regaining energy right now. I started doing short yoga sessions again a few days ago. Today I did 20 minutes of beginner yoga and some good walking with the dog. I used to be able to do much more, but I am happy for my body rebuilding and trust that I’ll be back to my former self lifting weights, doing yoga, and maybe running again in the future.

I hope that you are doing what you can to take care of yourself too. You’re the one who can best care for your body after all.

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