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Detox Complete!

1 Feb

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

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5-day Liver Detox

29 Jan

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.

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(Fitness) Cost of Travel + Eating More Fish

15 Mar

Traveling for work is great, especially since David and I are able to do so together most of the time.  But the occasional downside of life-on-the-move, or life-away-from-home, is maintaining our fitness.  Being away in Germany, then Stockholm, we have had no access to a gym for the better part of the last 6 months.  After weeks of super-late nights in Stockholm due to work (finishing work at midnight, going home and eating, then finally hitting bed at 4am to wake up at 11am, etc.) capped off with a lot of wine, perhaps a little too much dark chocolate here and there, David and I returned home not in the same shapes as we left it.  I gained about 5 lbs!  Not a disaster, but disheartening nonetheless.  I blame our late nights and wine, since we have been eating well for the most part…

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