Part Time Detox
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I know SP isn't big on detox ideas and I do understand why. On the other hand, I'm allergic to all forms of sugar, including fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, and of course junky foods. I've learned to deal with my allergies enough to keep migraines away but I still struggled a lot with my health because of my allergies. Basically, the only time I would eat according to my allergies is when I had a migraine. I was so tired, all the time, I reached a point where I just couldn't function any more. Back to the drawing board...
We've all seen detox diets, some are just plain crazy and some have a lot of truth behind them. Allergies are basically just the body's way of reacting to foods (or other triggers) while the immune system is off course. Some people will develop allergies while fighting cancer and then return to their normal health after their treatments are over. So, yes, the answer is to fix the immune system. What can I eat? Turkey and eggs. I can't live on that, though!
I've gone back to the LiverDoctor dot com and reviewed the pros and cons of each food. I like her loving attention to detail! Also, perhaps if I can fix one part of my body, the rest is sure to benefit. I couldn't stick to her detox, either, mostly because the super healthy foods leave me hungry and feeling deprived.
Instead of focusing on what I can't eat (almost everything) and totally bombing out day after day, I've started to focus on what I will eat. I'm just making better choices, eating more fruits and veggies. Suddenly I have more energy, though my skin is a mess. It will work itself out. I made myself some "spaghetti", shredding some cabbage, boiling it and pouring spaghetti sauce over it. Tastes like cabbage rolls without all the work and all that vitamin C is pure energy and wellness! If I'm hungry and detox foods aren't satisfying , I'm not afraid to eat half a sandwich, now. If the family is having a treat, I'm not afraid to join them or treat myself to something more healthy, such as a deli salad or deli roasted veggies. I have reached a point where I can detox part time and not get fed up and crash with a bag of chips or something. It will take longer than these detox diets that are only meant to last a few days, but in the end, it is the faster way to better health because I can stick to it, longer without fail and also I won't be missing out on nutritional essentials such as grains and dairy, that are typically eliminated from detox diets. :)
I'm also working out more. It's easier to do when there's energy to spare! :) The roller coaster ride is over, now, balance really is the key. I've lost some excess weight, I do have more energy, I really felt ill, last night, but that's common with detox - though it is important to be aware of the differences between detox yuckiness and actual illness. I'm feeling much better today and slept much better than I expected. :) Slow and steady really does win the race! :D