Detox Day 6

My week of detox is almost at an end! Only today and tomorrow to go!

So, what have I learnt? Quite a bit actually! I’ve made some healthier options available for, not only myself, but my family. I’m seeing so many benefits, not only emotionally but physically as well.

I’ve discovered my body can survive without all the added sugar and junk food and is definitely better for it!

I’m more in tune to when my body really needs food as opposed to boredom eating or eating things just so they don’t go to waste! I recognise when I’ve had enough…despite how good something tastes…and giving myself permission to stop eating!

The whole mentality that I’ve grown up with that you have to finish everything on your plate is gone and I won’t force my children to go beyond their limits either!
No more, “Just eat one more bite!” or “You’ve only got a little to go! Just eat it!”
No!

Recognising and acknowledging the body’s signals for food is important and I want my children to learn it as they grow, not have to figure out eating, health and weight issues when they’re adults!

So, on the menu today…

Day 6:

  • Breakfast – 1/2 cup mixed berries with 100g low fat yoghurt. 1 peach.

  • Mid Meal – Small handful of nuts

  • Lunch – Soup

  • Mid Meal – Peach

  • Dinner – Soup

I’m loving the breakfasts I’ve been having! They set me up well for the morning, are light and satisfying! Eggs, fruit, berries and yoghurts will form part of my new breakfasts once the 7 days are done!

Breakfast Day 6

The children are home today and chasing food…as usual! So I decide, instead of my small handful of nuts, I’d look for a healthy alternative that we can all have for our morning tea! I found a recipe for No Bake Snack Bars over on The Brunette Diaries and decided to give it a go.

The recipe called for:

  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup peanut/hazelnut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 pinch salt

I added a crunchy hazelnut spread (a little more then recommended as it wasn’t coming together), mixed nuts instead of just cashews and no salt. Out of our family of six, only my 7yr old didn’t like it. My youngest Master 4 just loves them! It was a nice nutty sweet treat for morning tea and I enjoyed every bite!

No Bake Snack Bars

Now, I looked at this menu and groaned!
Soup!
I’m so over soup!
I don’t think I can do it!
Nope!
Not one bite!
So, instead of soup I’m having a wholegrain English breakfast muffin with leafy greens, tomato and a slice of cold lean beef.
No, not on the menu but it’s healthy. For arguments sake I’ll say I’m starting to live what I’ve learnt! 🙂

Dinner…soup

Nope!

Plate of fresh salad – leafy greens, tomato, sugar snap peas, carrot, capsicum and cucumber. Still good, still nutritious and still healthy!

Feeling good! Only 1 more day to go but I’m starting to think ‘I got this!’

I haven’t added sugar back into my tea cups, I’m loving my new lactose free skim milk and I love having all the fresh fruit, vegetables and healthy snack options in the house.

I’m searching for healthy cakes, biscuits and slices for the kids to try and I’ve also written up my meal plan for the next week including some yummy healthy meals for the family. I think a part of eating healthy is to prepare! It’s those things we grab last minute or when we ‘can’t be bothered’ that often aren’t the best choice for us.

Until tomorrow,

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5 thoughts on “Detox Day 6

  1. You have soooo got this nailed 🙂
    I’ve noticed I’m functioning better on ‘lighter’ meals and I agree the planning is crucial to the success of eating healthier, congratulations on making the change

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    • I’ve been doing so much thinking during all of this and the last few days have been spent surfing the net! Looking for meal planner printables, alternatives to some of our favourite meals and how to make them healthier, recipes to replace the processed food snacks with similar homemade alternatives and writing up my meals and also the family dinners for the week. We needed to make a shift and I’m so hoping we can make it work! Today I really wanted to buy my usual packet of choc chip biscuits but decided I’d find time to make some healthier ones from scratch! Who knows, I might even start making my own bread…or is that pushing it? lol 🙂

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      • Ooooh I like the idea of printable meal planners that would come in handy due to my shift patterns 🙂
        Now for a little rant …how come most things on ‘offer’ at the major supermarkets consists of rubbish ie 20 packet of crisps, cakes, processed foods, the other week I took a fancy to a small bar of chocolate ~ do they even make small bars any more ?? I could get family size bars or multi packs ..I bought neither.
        Home made bread now there is a thought, between me & you I would probably eat the whole loaf warm from the oven LOL

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  2. If I bought a whole bag or a family size I would most likely eat it all within a short space of time! I’m controlling things well but not having the temptation in the house helps a lot! And yes, nothing like the smell of fresh bread…I’d be tempted to just dive in but at least I’ll know what ingredients are in it! lol

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