Have any of you have ever tried any of the detox programs and supplements on the market? What did you think? I’ve always thought they were, at best, a waste of money, and at worst, dangerous. I also think that most people who use them, despite claims of wanting to be healthier, use them to lose weight. The claims are great – weight loss, glossier hair, stronger nails, clear skin, more energy, better sleep….who wouldn’t want it? You can have it – and you don’t need to spend the money.
When I started changing my habits 5 weeks ago, it wasn’t to get healthy. It was vanity, pure and simple. I want to get back into my skinny jeans. My pre-husband and kids jeans. Jeans I haven’t worn in 6 years. I started drinking more water. I stopped eating most sugar and fat, and I started eating more fruit and vegetables instead. I started having plain yogurt and homemade granola for breakfast. I started making my own food, and cutting way back on packaged and processed ‘foods’. And I think that I’ve detox-ed! I certainly didn’t plan it, but as I was putting on lotion after a bath last night I realized that my skin was clear. I’d been having good hair days (though that’s due in no small part to a long overdue cut and highlights), none of my nails were split or broken. My digestion is better, I haven’t had a stomachache or cramps in 5 weeks. When I had my period this month, it came without the usual bloating, cramping, and mood swings.
It’s great to have all these fringe benefits, but the truth? I’m still most happy about this – when I woke up this morning and tip-toed onto the scale, I was down another 2 pounds. A total of 13. And I can pull off the jeans I’m wearing without undoing the button.