Starting the Detox Diet tomorrow!
By NJ Chicaa
August 19, 2017 5:42pm CST
My gym is doing a 21 day Detox Diet and it starts tomorrow. We weighed in this morning and had our "before" pictures taken. There is a dedicated Facebook group that we joined that contains the nutrition plan information and for us to ask questions, discuss things, provide support to each other, etc. It is a plan designed by the owner of the gym and based on whole foods and pretty much a paleo way of eating with a couple of exceptions. I will be eating beef, poultry, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables (no corn, peas, or white potatoes), and the only sources of carbohydrates/starch (aside from the fruit and approved vegs) will be sweet potatoes, brown rice, and quinoa. No alcohol, no dairy, no coffee, no sugar, and no processed foods allowed. There are other nuances to it all but that is the basic gist of it. It is suggested that you abstain from animal protein for the first 3-7 days. I'm shooting for 3 and then we'll see how it goes from there. They also sold an herbal/fiber supplement that they had custom-blended to help support the whole diet-detox thing. I'll be taking 6 of those capsules each morning with my breakfast. Oh and you have to commit to doing at least 3 workouts a week which isn't a problem because I usually do 3 and often 4. This is the first time that the gym has run this program before so we are guinea pigs. They claim that you can lose between 5-15 pounds during the 3 week program. I'll be interested to see what the average loss is. I lost 8 pounds the first week I was doing their Transformation Challenge so I know that you can lose quite a bit in a short time period. Even if I don't have a huge weight loss, that will be okay. I'm really doing the Detox Diet just to get myself back into the mode of really eating cleanly. I've been slipping over the past few months with bread and cheese and even pasta sneaking into my grocery cart. I've gained back a couple of the pounds that I worked so hard to lose. This will be a good refresher course in proper nutrition. I love food so I'm never going to deny myself anything but I need to remember to keep it healthy most of the time and treat myself only occasionally. Stay tuned for my reports on how things go with this experience!
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