Thursday, March 1, 2012

March's Lent: The 21 Day Cleanse

Remember back in January when I was sure that a dietary detox was in order because of my holiday hors d'oeuvres habit? Let me just say that things haven't really improved since then. While my diet could certainly be worse, it could certainly be better too—much, much better. Enter: Whole Living Magazine's 21 Day Cleanse.

Here's the basic gist of it:

What I'm Eating During Week 1: fruits, vegetables, and plant-based fats, including nuts, seeds, and oils
What I'm Adding Back in Week 2: seafood, beans and lentils, and organic soy
What I'm Adding Back in Week 3: gluten-free grains and eggs

What's Totally Off Limits: processed food and beverages, added sugar, dairy, gluten, caffeine, and alcohol.

Yes, it's going to be hard. Yes, it's going to be a lot of work. Yes, it's way more intense than the detoxes that I've done in the past, but it'll be worth it—honestly, it can only go up from here as far as my diet is concerned.

Plus, Dan has volunteered (willingly, I swear!) to embark on this detox journey with me as well, so that makes it a little more bearable. My little Fannefur just started her new diabetic cat food too, so over here at Fun House we'll be spending the next few weeks wallowing in our communal dietary misery. Hip hip hooray.

My detox goods from Russo's yesterday. Again, best supermarket ever. A whole week's worth of detox food for only $79!


  1. good for you, and good luck!

    I tried a detox once, I only lasted 5 days.

    I've heard mixed things about detoxes, ultimately I don't think they're a bad thing though - it's good to clean all the toxins out of the body! But I love wine too much. :)

  2. I've heard mixed things about detoxes as well, but I'm ultimately just doing this to reset my diet because I've been out of control with carbs, sugar, and processed food. 21 days is feeling really long right about now though...