Tuesday, April 26, 2011


So I have just started this mini-detox. I pretty much can’t drink or eat anything that has flavor or chemicals in it. No coffee, tea, alcohol. No bulky raw food, no spicy food, no processed food, no salty food.

I’m left with carrots and brown rice.


Because I’m so limited it makes me crave all that stuff so much more, especially salt.

But I am surprised I haven’t gotten a major headache from giving up coffee, I think it has to do with this water concoction I’m drinking: 2 liters of water, 1 peeled and sliced cucumber, 1 thinly sliced lemon, 12 mint leaves and 1 teaspoon of ginger.

I’m not really into drinking it because I’m not a big fan of cucumber and that’s what it tastes like, but I’m pretty sure the ginger is preventing that mega caffeine crash that would be happening if I had not been drinking the water concoction.

All in all, I’d suggest if you ever plan to give up caffeine to drink ginger-laced beverages throughout the detox. It’s much more pleasant than doing it alone, cold tofurky.


  1. How long are you "detoxing"? Are you following a specific plan?

  2. That sounds hungry. Can you put the carrots in hummus?

  3. I'm detoxing for just 3 days, maybe 4. Most likely 3. Ha. It's basically a plan from a book I found in a dumpster haha. Maybe the previous owner didn't have such good results. It's from Prevention, and it's just that water I mentioned and 4 300 calorie meals a day--pretty limited meals...not even supposed to eat beans...so hummus is out :( almost over though. yay!