And so we have completed our 5-day detox!
A pleasant surprise for me on this detox: the second and third days of the cleanse, which in the past were very difficult, full of cravings and headaches, weren’t so bad! Although feeling a little wan (conserving energy) and hungry, with minor headaches here and there, the liquid-only days passed less agonizingly than before. The biggest challenge turned out to be dinner time — since eating dinner together is such a big part of our everyday life, it was very strange to have separate regimens for 5 days.
Anyway, all finished, detoxed and cleansed!
Now onto planning the menu for Superbowl Sunday… x
Sometimes you just have to throw yourself into a cleanse. David and I have been talking about doing a cleanse ever since we returned to New York from Stockholm… almost a year ago. Life just kind of plugged along, something always came up, or we always found some reason why not. But at some point you just have to jump right in and get it done. And so, finally, here we are.
David and I have done a few cleanses in the past few years, all with Dr. Schulze’s detox programs. Lasting only 5 days, the detox is designed to be manageable for a working/busy/real person. There are 3 levels – beginner, intermediate, or advanced — depending on how much change you’re willing to make in your diet for those 5 days. We’ve always done the “advanced” program, during which you eat raw fruit and vegetable on the first and fifth day, and only diluted fruit/vegetable juices on the second, third, and fourth days. On all days you take herbal tinctures, tea, and a liver flush drink to flush out toxins, as well as a green drink for supplements and you drink a lot of water.
Long time, no blog — it’s been a busy April! We’ve been on vacation that has included our friends’ wedding in which I was a bridesmaid, and, as usual, plenty of delicious eating! I will be back and blogging food the end of this week, however, so please stay tuned!
Love + good eating x x x x
We had a day of filming dance silhouettes and movements yesterday. The images will be used in the opening sequence of the Stockholm production. David did an amazing job putting the pieces together and supervising the shoot. It was a demanding but very productive day, and everyone felt happy about the results. Here are a few snapshots from the day…
…better yet, here is a video of one of the dance couples, taken on my iPad as David went over the choreography with them (NOT the final product to be used in the show). A behind-the-scenes sneak peek…!
Christmas decorations are appearing all over the city. I am looking forward to seeing all the festive lights, the locals say the city gets absolutely decked out in fairy lights/lights of all kinds leading up to Christmas. My favorite Swedish Christmas item so far are these… elves? Santas? Tomtens? I don’t know what they are, but they are adorable and I love them! They are also on sale all over the city. I really want one (one of the big ones), but David says that it will not fit into our suitcase to take home… alas, perhaps a small one for our first Swedish Christmas?