It has been an interesting couple of weeks since I finished my 21 day detox. For the first few days I almost feared trying to incorporate some of my 'old' foods back into my diet.
It hasn't been an easy transition. I have still been sticking to my juicing, green smoothies, salads, soups, nuts, greens, etc but on a couple of occasions I have had a glass of wine and some sweets. Its quite horrific (not being dramatic either) the effects these can have on your body when your system is so clean.
So I had a glass of wine, to be fair it wasn't even a full glass, and that night my dreams were negative and anxious, sleep was broken and not as deep. Same thing happened when my loving husband brought home a bag of Goodies. I kept thinking a handful wouldn't hurt, (because I love them) which became another handful, until eventually the bag was gone.
(not a proud moment)
Then to top it all off we have been doing some renovations to our kitchen which misplaced the stove to another room forcing us to eat out more then I would like to.
The results were I found my yoga practice along with teaching suddenly more difficult, I was lethargic, catching my breath between poses, and feeling downright tired!
Another effect was the cravings for sugar, which were non-existent durning the cleanse, reared its ugly head with a vengeance!
All I want to do is find a chocolate bar and drown in it!!
I dug out my old crock pot and now have a delicious minestrone bubbling away. Wish I had thought about it earlier.
Will report back soon!