For the next week I am joining my wife in a detox/fasting week.
Now, why on earth would I do this you ask?
I guess partly because I have been gaining a bit of weight and this is indeed a way to go about that in a healthy and controlled way. And this is also in a way a cleansing of the body. If you think about it in this way:
most that are active here live in a world of abundance. We have to much choice and have never really suffered any hunger. If you look back into the history of man this is a recent phenomenon. Before modern times there were the cavemen for a lot longer and they were happy when they had something to eat like an animal or some berries but this was not always the case. They were used to periods of hunger and a lack of sustenance. So our bodies still cary that legacy and I am trying to see if I can go a week on a low calorie liquid diet.
- early morning: hot water with lemon juice and a bit of ginger
- late morning: green or vegetable smoothy
- during the day: thee (each day another kind)
- late afternoon another smoothy if needed
- vegetable broth in the evening
- early to bed
And drinking 2 to 3 liters of water per day.
My wife has done the before and is probably doing a harder version (skip the smoothy)
I have now just finished making our first big portion of vegetable broth filled with fresh bio local vegetables and herbs and spices.
The Big no go's during this week:
- Solid foods.
This will be in combination with a meditation in the evening and a yoga session in the morning (in my case if I get out of bed at 6h30 and this will be the big challenge for me)
So wish me luck...
- Did you do anything similar in the past?
- If you did, how was it?
- If you did not, would you?