This will be year three for me, to undertake the 21-day Detox seen on Oprah a few years ago. My sister is the one who found it and first introduced the one month detox about 4 years ago. It is following the guidelines in the book Quantum Wellness, which includes eliminating gluten, animal products, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.
Sounds pretty difficult? Well it is! At least at the beginning when those pesky snack habits and comfort foods are creeping around in the back of your mind. The key for me is to have an abundance of healthy snacks around. I have found that you eat a lot more when you're sustaining on fruits, vegetables, and rice.
It also ends up challenging the way you live your everyday life. We will be watching the National Championship tonight (obviously) and it's going to be very difficult for us to be in a bar with tasty cold beer and tempting salty snacks. But this is where the willpower exercise is most apparent. It's hard to say no! We will keep you posted on our progress, and our weaknesses.
We are adding a new component this time around. In addition to the diet portion of the Quantum Wellness, we will also be following the 21-day Consciousness Cleanse. These are short mediations to help focus your thoughts on living to your highest potential. We are both new to meditations, and it's a little weird so far. We were both pretty uncomfortable the first lesson, but I think that is part of the point.
Here goes nothing.