|I DID IT Y'ALL!!!!|
D- is for Detox
SO after the holidays of indulging in anything my heart desired (chocolate, food, alcohol, cake, cookies, junk, pizza, junk, more liquor, etc........ My friends and I decided to detox called the GOOP detox. Courtesy of Mrs. Gweneth Paltrow. She has her own blog! Check it out below!
It was nice to do this detox for several reasons....
1) Getting the new year started by cleansing your system just felt like the right thing to do.
2) This Detox looked like an elimination diet, not a starvation diet.
3) One of the things I told myself to do more this year of was drink more water. This detox (like all, and just in general...you should) encouraged you and made you drink TONS of water. (including coconut water). Whenever you felt hungry, you drink water...it helps you not feel so hungry.
4) Can't help but want to shed a few of those holiday lbs that stayed on my bootie as a present this year.
5) Making a resolution to make healthier eating choices.
The hardest part for me was the NO COFFEE. But I'll tell you what... I never knew how much coffee was just a part of my life (like brushing my teeth...it's part of my daily morning routine that was missing). I love the ritual of making coffee in the morning, brewing it or making french press in the morning to smell the aroma of coffee in the house alone is amazing. I like drinking it at my desk while I read my morning emails and having a cup in the afternoon around 3ish. So that I knew would be harder than even more so than giving up chocolate.
And I did almost snatch a hamburger out of guys hands in the subway on day 3... But i refrained---don't worry. And i dreamt of eating a pizza all to myself. My friend Michelle asked me, "what kind of pizza was it?". I remember it had mozzarella, white truffle oil & spinach with pine nuts in it...
The thing that got me through this detox I must say was doing it with friends. A group of us (5 of us to be exact) decided to do this detox together. We grocery shopped together for the ingredients in advance (including lugging a ton of coconut water from the Trader Joes in the city all the way home to Brooklyn since it's super cheap there), and also going to 5 different grocery stores to scour random ingredients & health powders we had no clue of. Through out the detox, we held each other, kept each other strong by sharing our thoughts on recipes & symptoms of this detox (some headaches, sweating for me, and fogginess). But that was all due to the toxins coming out of your body (which is a good thing!). We went to a sauna in middle of the week called "The Russian & Turkish Bathhouses" located in the East Village.
And then, the hardest part we thought would be Saturday night, when we all wanted to go out and have a cocktail...we decided to go see a movie! :)
(which I LOVED btw!!!!! Go see!!!)
& then we went and had herbal tea to end the night. Thanks to the sweet waiter that took a party of 8, and we pre-warned him that we would not be eating or drinking but just ordering tea. He said it was totally fine, and let us sit and have nice relaxing him. We sat there for a couple hours. Our bill was only $21.38!!! haha, we should not drink more often! Man saves so much money!! We tipped him graciously, and thanked him for being so patient with us. He was so shocked, that we were all actually going through this... and together! He turned out to be the owners son. Such a nice guy.
GO TO THIS PLACE:
THE PINK PONY- NYC
So anyway, thanks Gweneth!!
We did it!! I personally lost 7 lbs & feel amazing.
I have a couple of suggestions on some of these recipes below you guys, so if you decide to to this...please call me!!!