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2 weeks into detox


I’ve been feeling FABULOUS on my detox even though I’m not feeling all that great today.

My tummy was a little unsettled today, felt somewhat nauseas, I’m really cold and a bit achy (in odd places, like the back of my left knee and lower back). I’ve got loads of tiny spots coming out on my chest and a round red patch on the back of my left hand (about 1cm).  This seems to be about as much of a healing crisis as I’ve had so far.

On the upside – I have loads more energy in general and can skip my siestas, am feeling positive and focussed and have lost weight (I think it’s about 3kgs). My appetite seems to have reduced quite a bit too. Yesterday we popped into Nana to get some things and I walked past the organic, dark choc stand without blinking (or buying anything).

I tried oil pulling for the first time this afternoon.  I used a teaspoon of coconut oil.  The oil taste isn´t too bad, I had thought it would make me gag, but not really.  Now, using olive oil would probably make me, so I’ll stick to coconut oil.  I oil pulled for 20 minutes.  I’m not sure I can handle doing this every day, so I’ll try twice a week and take it from there.

I did remember to take my basal temp this mornming before getting out of bed – 35,5º.  Yesterday I forgot, but the day before was 36º. I need to do this at least 3 days in a row. Hopefully I’ll remember tomorrow.

Exercising evmeditation-300x237ery morning and remembering to dry skin-brush.  Getting a little meditation in there too, which keeps me grounded.

What I ate today:

  • water and lemon juice while exercising
  • fresh orange juice for breakfast (3 oranges)
  • Large salad for lunch; spinach, celery, radishes, cherry tomatoes, baby greens, fresh parsely, sprouted mung beans, pumpkin seeds – a dash or organic apply cider vinegar and home pressed olive oil.
  • 2 x bananas
  • brown rice with gently stirfried: asparagus, red cabbage and mung beans
  • maybe a pear later on?
  • loads of water and rooibos tea

Today was low on fruit and higher on veggies, and I can honestly say I feel the difference. I have a lot more energy eating more fruit.  Tomorrow – 2 fruit meals and 1 veg.