In all I think it was a great experience, one of which I’ve already learned so much from. I was worried that once the detox was over I would be off to the races again- with a pint of Ben n Jerry’s trailing behind me (my weakness). I’m happy to report that I have only been eating delicious seasonal fruit with the occasional honey/maple syrup sweetened paleo treat. For recipe creation purposes only, OBVIOUSLY.
My skin has still been looking good (it was flawless during the detox) and I still have sustainable energy throughout the day. I think I’ve also gained back 2 pounds THANK GOD. My only gripe with the detox (ironically) is that I lost weight. I know losing weight is usually the ultimate goal in most diets/detoxes, but I’m not the kind of gal who can afford to lose weight.
My average weight is 123lbs and I’m 5’7”. I have a pretty small frame, with wider shoulders, a small waist, and medium-sized hips. Usually any excess weight goes to my butt/thighs and arms. So when I say I like to keep a little curviness, I mean it. Baby got back… or at least I did till I went on the detox. FML.
I was shocked to see I dropped down to 117lbs during my last week. Holy hell, I haven’t been that skinny since I lost myself years ago in high school. I wouldn’t eat for days back then because I was going through a lot emotionally. At one point I weighed 101lbs (still 5’7 tall) and looked like a walking skeleton.
Definitely not sexy.
Anyhoo, moving right along here. One of my favorite snacks that helped me get by during the 21DSD was apple chips. I never realized how easy they were to make in the oven. This whole time I thought I needed a fancy shmancy dehydrator, but alas- there are tons of ways and flavors to make them.
Turmeric is a great little spice and I like finding new ways to use it. It’ subtle Indian flavor reminds me of so many delicious curries I’ve had, yet it can also be added to sweeter recipes (Turmeric Coconut Tea anyone?) Health benefits of turmeric include: anticancer agents and Alzheimer’s prevention. FTW.