Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Day 2 of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox {was a valley}

If you need to play catch-up:
Pre-Detox: the hideous photo post
Detox Day 1

I woke up on Day 2 of this 10-Day Detox feeling a bit like I'd been run over by a truck. My head ached and I would have given anything just to stay in bed.

But I rallied {because even under i-feel-like-i've-been-hit-by-a-truck circumstances, a mom can't go back to bed until everyone is out of the house, right?}, made the same Dr. Hyman Whole-Food Protein Shake as yesterday while reheating some protein pancakes for my children, and drank several cups of warm lemon water before getting them on the bus. I knew hydration was key, and I really wanted to lose this headache. Other than that, I pretty much couldn't think straight.

But I was going to do this. I kept telling myself it's only 10 days...

And while I would have loved to just take the rest of the day off, I looked at my jam-packed calendar for the rest of the week and felt a need to get more cooking done to create a stockpile of detox-friendly fare.

Today would be one of the lunch recipes, "Chicken Soup for the Cause" {page 274}.

The recipe calls for reduced sodium chicken stock, but I happened to have several quarts of homemade bone broth, which I decided to put to good use.

I popped them into a heavy-lidded pot and dragged myself upstairs for a :30 minute workout. Unlike yesterday, when I energetically moved for :30 minutes, today I felt like I needed to stop every few minutes. It was like my whole body was just exhausted. My husband texted me to ask how I was doing and I said, "I feel like crap". Mmm hmm, it's what Dr. Hyman calls, FLC Syndrome.

Lunch was delicious, but still I felt awful.

I knew I was supposed to be taking it easy this week… but for me {and most moms I know}, that is easier said than done. But something had to give or I'd still be pretty much non-functioning when the kids got home from school. So, I ran the Detox Tub {a combination of epsom salts + baking soda + lavender essential oil} mid-day. And it worked. Or something worked. Either the tub, the copious amounts of water I was drinking, or my body finally decided to relax into this process...

When my little one came tumbling off the bus and asked, "what smells so good?!!" I was able to share some of today's delicious soup, and be present to chat about his day. Am I over the hump? I don't know yet. But I do know that my awful headache has dissipated and I feel like I have more of a hang of how these next 8 days will go, which is reassuring.

Dinner tonight was Stir-Fry Vegetables with Almonds {page 284}. {NOTE: When I started the detox, I misread that we could choose any meal from the "Core" or the "Adventure" dinner recipes. What Dr. Hyman meant was that each day you could choose between the two, not mixing and matching willy nilly across days… so, I actually cooked Day 4's dinner. On Day 2 we should have had either Grilled Snapper with Salad OR Grilled Chicken with Ratatouille and Steamed Broccoli. From here on out, I understand the plan and will stick to it!}

Again, a delicious, nourishing meal. Even better when you can enjoy it around a family dinner table heading back out of the valley, towards feeling good again.

So here's a summary of what I cooked/ate/served my family today for busy moms who may decide to do the detox once it comes out in February:
Hi ho, hi ho, it's now off to the Detox Bath and journaling portion of the cleanse I go.

Take me to Day 3 of the Detox!

Note: I was given an advance copy of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detoxand given the opportunity to participate in daily calls with Dr. Hyman, and/or an RD from Dr. Hyman's staff, and a life coach from The Handel Group, as part of my chance to review the book. I was not compensated in any other way for participating in the program, and all opinions are my own. The above links will take you to Amazon. When you click, it takes you to their website, and anything you purchase there will help support swellmom and the full plate blog. Thanks in advance for the support.

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