Friday, July 30, 2010

Detox-arific!

There are some Blogs that talk about food. Some devote a day a week about an interesting thing they conjure-up, some post their week's meal plan, and some just sporadicly put up recipes when they come across them.

I've only done one food post (that I recall) about Andrea's Birthday dinner. There's a reason I don't talk about it a lot. While I was fortunate to marry a fabulous cook, that usually covers only one meal a day. While I'm at work, I usually live out of the vending machines. A little embarrassing, but there it is.

That changed this week. Have you ever heard of the cabbage soup diet? It's kinda like a week-long detoxing program. Along with this really awful cabbage & tomato soup (that we're not bothering with this time), you have:

Day 1: Fruits
Day 2 : Vegetables
Day 3: Fruits and Vegetables
Day 4: Bananas & Milk
Day 5: Beef & Tomatoes
Day 6: Beef & Vegetables
Day 7: Brown Rice, Vegetables & unsweetened fruit juice.

On Day 4, I loved the milk, since it's the closest thing to a carb I've had in days (on telling my wife this, I was informed that root veggies are also carbs, but I had the association of breads, and all that rich, heavy loveliness that I thrive on). I weighed myself yesterday morning and found that I'd lost 8 pounds (for the first time in too many years, I'm under 200 lbs). Now, I'm a little more tolerant of the deprivations!

Yesterday was the worst; my sugar-withdrawals had peaked! I was crabby as hell all day (and customers were crabby too, which led to a minor altrication. By the time it got to a supervisor, it got blown way out of proportion, and I got as talking-to.) I guess that there was plenty of toxicity to be purged from my system, eh?

Now, we're on beef day, and we'll be grilling steaks before noon – Heavenly! We're also trading tomatoes for grapefruit, since the acidity is about the same.

So here's hoping we make it before losing our discipline, or our minds. Oddly, I was something of a ditz yesterday; I had a hard time finding the words I wanted, with a whole lot of “...um...you know, that thing...” Yeah, I was a barrel of laughs, and insightful...

Naturally, every food commercial I see makes me want to run to a supermarket or drive-through, but so far, I'm pretty pleased with the results, so hopefully, I can stick to a healthier diet. There will be more lee-way than I'm currently allowing, but not the over-indulgence I usually do. I'll have to adopt the Parent's Mantra here: “We'll see...”

17 comments:

  1. Haha! Good luck with that! Oh, you poor thing. I know the feeling ...

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  2. You can do it! We eat rather healthy in our household. Not to that extreme, but certain foods never enter our pantry.

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  3. Good luck Will, have you the will power?(forgive the pun) Seriously I gope you succeed
    Yvonne.

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  4. Oh my..not sure I could survive it. I am on a diet but restricting everything would make me fail.

    good luck.

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  5. Cabbage and tomato soup sounds... disgusting lol. Good luck!

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  6. Congratulations on the eight pounds, and on avoiding the Soup of Doom.

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  7. Congrats on your weight loss thus far and wishing you continued success Will

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  8. ah ok now that makes sense about what you said today. I have done that diet before but unfortunatly I don't care much for veggies for breakfast and like u I would become very crabby.

    Good luck

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  9. You have got some uber willpower dude....I never would make it through the first morning.

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  10. Good Luck, I think as a jumpstart, terrific, but don't do it any longer. You will lose muscle mass, which helps keep the metabolic rate up!

    Congrats on your weight loss and courage!

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  11. Congrats on the weight loss, Dude!! I LOVE, LOVE detoxing and I try to do it every six months. Of course, right now stress is helping me lose weight.

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  12. Uh, this sounds rather limiting. Where's the pizza? And what about cookies and ice cream? And no bacon? I don't think I'd have the "will power" for this diet. I need a little more "Lee way".

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  13. Go for it! I'd never heard of this detox diet before. I've done a brown rice fast before ... you eat nothing but brown rice for a week. You can have a little soy sauce on it for flavor, but nothing else but water. Really cleans out the colon nicely.

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  14. That's rough! Then again, I'm a total vegan, so I don't eat most of the bad stuff anyway.

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  15. LOL! Been there. Doing the ,"Um ... yeah" thing. Sounding like Beavis and Butthead. Laughing is also part of like day five. But a detox is worth it. You'll feel better and think clearer.

    Stephen Tremp

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