So I decided the best way to kick-start my weight loss was a shock to the system! If I can survive this week then the rest will be a walk in the park! Now I’m not doing an “extreme detox” – no drinking bodily fluid or drinking processed grass and seaweed.
I did however want to do something to challenge myself, it’s not really a detox if I continue to stuff my cheeks with chocs but have an extra glass of water a day. Once again trusty Google came to my rescue and to be honest I picked bits from a wide range of supposed detox diets.
So my “rules” for my 7 day detox are:
- No alcohol
- No meat (Fish and Quorn allowed)
- No dairy
- No wheat
- No processed foods
- No sauces or dressings
- DEFINITELY No sweets, chocolates, crisps, biscuits or cakes
- Start each day with a mug of hot water and lemon (apparently it aids digestion)
- As much water as I can drink without permanently sitting on the toilet.
- The hardest one…NO CAFFEINE
Now I forgot to mention the thing that makes my detox a million times harder is that I work in a school kitchen. I am solely responsible for making puddings for 130 children everyday, ranging from oaty fruit crumble and custard (what I made today) to butterscotch tart (what I am dreading to make on Thursday – it’s so scrummy with its buttery flaky pastry and goey caramel fudge topping…mmmmm…. *snaps out of it*).
The good thing that I am trying to concentrate on is that being in a kitchen means that there are lots of healthy foods also available to snack on, fruit, vegetables, salads etc. It’s just hard when I have to walk past 130 shortbread biscuits and push a 3kg block of cheese out of the way to get to it.
…Anyhoo Day 1 went without too much of a hitch. Breakfast was my hot water and lemon (lots of sour lemon sucking faces were pulled – much to the amusement of my children) followed by a fruit salad of banana, mango, melon and apple. Lunch at work was a Jacket Potato (no butter or spread) with some plain tinned tuna and a salad, minimal desire to gorge on the crumble and any thoughts were quickly diminished by my “just-started-gusto”. Dinner was salmon with new potatoes, peas and carrots all consumed through the day with enough water for about 50 million trips to the toilet *note to self – need more loo roll*
I am practising what I preach and did my one weigh in this morning, butt naked (lovely mental image) so I can’t use the excuse that my leggins must have added at least 6lbs. I took down some basic measurements and I will weigh myself each Monday and re-do measurements every other week and try my hardest not to weigh myself every morning – I think that will be harder than keeping my sausage fingers out of the biscuit tin 🙂