In response to the daily prompt: Control
I was looking up ear candling the other week and came across a youtube video done by the Green Smoothie Girl. She had a very complete and easy to understand video about how to do ear candling. So I watched the video and have yet to buy the ear candles, but I did subscribe to her channel and went to visit her website. After all the diet books and websites that I’ve read and diets that I have tried the green smoothie girl website was such a refreshing change. It is simply about being healthy. Wow!
So I bought an inexpensive high-speed blender and started adding some green smoothies to my diet. Can’t go wrong there. Then I found out about the detox. The one thing that I respect about the Green Smoothie Girl is the one thing that has drawn me to the detox – research. She has done her research and explains the whys and wherefores of the health benefits of the detox most completely and in a clear manner.
Basically, the detox is about healing the various systems of the body including:
If you want to learn more you’ll have to go visit the http://www.greensmoothiegirl.com website to learn about the science of and how to do the detox.
The detox is 26 days, but I’ve only committed myself to the first four. I may continue on, but if I don’t I won’t have any guilty feelings to deal with 🙂
Days 1 & 2
During the first four days you eat basically the same thing for each meal and snack. All veggies, including white potatoes – yay! These days are all about dealing with cravings and I am working through a lot of cravings – all about being in control. About a week before I read about the detox I realized that I had gotten myself super addicted to sugar again.
Day 1 was a pretty easy but day 2 has proven to be more difficult, craving wise. I am not hungry at all, but I am craving sweets pretty heavy. One lifesaver that is allowed and has worked fabulously is being able to have a protein shake – just water and veggie protein powder. It was like having a vanilla shake and has taken care of the cravings for now.
Now I just have to fight off the urge to eat the chocolate chip cookies my daughter made, or the golden and delicious, salt-drenched french fries my son made a few minutes ago.
In the end it all boils down to control and the only truth, I believe, about control is that we can only control ourselves. So, it’s all on me to get this detox done (no matter what my family cooks up in the kitchen).
I will check back in at the end of day 4 and let you know if I’m going to continue on…
Live well, have peace ~ Spitehot