Dear Chocolate Santa, Hunky Chunky Toffee and Mr. Bon Bon: I have to say good-bye. It’s been fun. Really! It’s been deliciously fun! But you’re no good for me. You’re so needy…calling out to me every time I walk by. Geez, I put you in a cute little Christmas dish, but it isn’t enough. You lure me with your shiny paper…you know how I love shiny, sparkly things. I’m sorry, but we must part.
There’s a new pack of friends in town! Beets, cabbage, avocados, carrots, chia seeds and flax. Yup, good old flax.
It’s a new year. It’s going to be a new me. Well, actually, hopefully a healthier me for the wedding in June. After that all bets are off! So I signed up for the Winter Detox with Carol Nees andTeri Gentes of Balanced Healthy You. I figured my chances of following through on this two week challenge would be better if I forked over some money. The point of this detox is to cleanse our body of toxins that build up causing bloat, fatigue, weight gain, irritability, and inflammation.
I really don’t think it’s going to be that hard for me. Over the last year or so, I’ve actually lessened my sugar cravings. Ok, ok. So I like a bite of something chocolate after dinner or maybe a slice of pie every once in a while. But I’m not eating the Little Debbie snack cakes like I used to. I don’t drink soda. And I go for a small bowl of unsweetened Greek yogurt with fruit in top instead of the 3-4 Big Stuff Oreo cookies. So, as I look at it…I’m improving.
I also truly like all kinds of food. So having a bowl of parsnip soup or pumpkinseed humus will be fun! I’ll be honest though, I’m not going to squeeze milk from an almond when I can buy a carton from the store. I look forward to cooking new recipes and introducing new veggies to my family.
Upon rising this morning I drank my elixir of water-lemon-apple cider vinegar-honey. Then, for breakfast, I made this Mixed Berry Smoothie. Pouring it into the glass it looked like an awfully small amount. I thought then, that I was going to starve for sure in the next two weeks. Umm then I realized that I had put in a half a cup of almond milk instead of a cup and a half. (Duh)
So here’s to detoxing! I’ll let you know how it goes.
Thanks for dropping by!