Monday, April 29, 2013

To be completely honest I don't know why I'm writing about this, because to be completely honest I'm not really sure why you would care.

Buuuuut just in case you are, in fact, interested in the miniscule and unimportant details of our day to day lives here it is:

We are doing a detox.

This is by no means a big deal in our great state of California.  I'm pretty sure I could find someone doing some fad detox/ cleanse/ expurgation on any given day of the year.  But for us this is a pretty big deal. Why?

1. We love food
2. We hate commitment. (Okay, not ALL commitment, obviously.)

I can't tell you how many times I've rolled my eyes as some girl person told me about the amazing program they were on and how they felt like they were about to faint but it was just a side effect of their body getting rid of toxins and OMG they lost six pounds in three days.

I'm not into starving myself, and neither is my six-foot-nine athlete of a husband.  But we came across this detox by Dr. Oz and were intrigued.  Some friends of ours from church were planning on doing the detox this week and so we took a look at what it entailed: no starving? no juicing? no maple syrup? It's basically eating vegan smoothies for three days and so Ty suggested we join in on the fad fun.  Our reasoning is:

10% for health benefits
90% for curiosity's sake

I've heard all sorts of benefits that supposedly accompany detoxes: improved focus, higher energy, better sleep, less bloating.  I'm also a mega skeptic about pretty much anything I hear and tend to dismiss most claims like this as hogwash.  But it's only three days, and I don't have to go hungry.  Plus, it helps out my New Year's Resolution to eat more veggies. 

So we began today.  We started the morning off with some green tea and lemon, which my body promptly puked up in the car rejected.  Apparently that can happen. We're off to a roaring start.

I'll be sure to update once the three days are up, if we haven't strangled each other by then.

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