Monday, 12 August 2013

Oh my aching back !!! Is this detox ?!!

Well I thought things were moving along pretty well but then a day or two ago I started to experience body pain again, this time a lot of back and hip pain. I actually think this is a result of detoxing off wheat, corn, sugar , caffeine and dairy!

I keep drinking tons of water to flush out toxins - I am managing but it isn't fun.  Makes doing much of anything physical a challenge.  Keep telling myself "this too shall pass".  I tried to get in for a massage but my masseuse was all booked up. Phase 3 of this plan asks that one day a week you get a massage if possible. Sounds good to me and boy, I think I need it !!

On a positive front, I have zero brain fog and my ability to get up in the morning is not hampered by fatigue. I wake up, get up and get the day going without too much hassle.  It is hard to describe the changes to you but I refer to it as losing about 50 pounds of lethargy and brain cobwebs.  I feel mentally and emotionally lighter.  What I realize as a result is that I really was suffering with a lot of attention difficulties, mental heaviness, etc. I had just grown to tolerate it and to not have that right now feels amazing!

Now here is an interesting event to share - since being on this plan for several days I have not had any bloating or bowel issues which for me is miraculous. Even eating all these grains hasn't causes a buddha belly.  BUT I went out to dinner Saturday night - I ordered a steak and a side of sauteed veggies. They were amazing and everything tasted great. About 1/2 way through my meal I just started to bloat like crazy (oh IBS) and the gut was gurgling. By the end of the meal I felt rotten, came home and went to bed. When I woke up I was feeling so-so and as the day progressed my tummy issues eventually went away.  So what was in that meal is beyond me but I sure didn't react well to it. Even making the right choices at a restaurant doesn't guarantee tummy success.

In terms of the phases of this plan, I found Phase 2 challenging.  It is a low carb 2 day phase and it consists of eating protein and veggies - that's it.  But it is what it is. The other phases are great, I really enjoyed the last 3 days where I added fat back into the diet.  I had cashew butter for the first time in my life as a change-up to allmond butter and wow, soooooo good. Tastes like it is sweetened with honey. Puts peanut butter to shame !

Tomorrow I am out of town and will have to deal with restaurant mayhem again. Thankfully it will be day 2 on Phase 1 and that is all about carbs and fruit.  I should be ok finding suitable meals and I will pack a few pieces of fruit for snacks.  Regardless, I am sure it will be a challenge.

Off to do a bit of cardio now and then get cracking - I mean, hey, it's Monday right ?!


  1. Massage is good for these type of pains. Massage can do best impact on the old pain. But you should take this therapy with experienced therapist.

    Mobile Massage

    1. I keep forgetting about massage!


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