It’s 5:30 am. It’s a new day.
You slowly prop yourself up, do some gentle stretches and suddenly wince. You totally forgot about that sharp pain in the back of your neck that has been plaguing you for 7 years.
You get up to have some breakfast. Maybe you’ll feel a little better. You’re halfway through when you feel that familiar burning and sizzling sensation in your tummy. It’s the acid reflux flaring up again. Sigh…
Then you go to work and meet your colleague, Debbie, who’s sneezing and blowing her nose. You politely walk away (or run away) because it’s not fun to come down with the flu for the fourth time this year.
Does this sound familiar to you?
Let me add some of my ‘tiny’ issues to the list: dry and itchy skin, hair fall, low energy at 3:00 pm, dizziness, headaches.
They’ve been my annoying and constant companions for several years until I thought of trying out a 3-day detox program. Here’s what happened.
The Simple Reset That Changed My Life
Confession: I forgot that my body is a temple. In the past, I loaded it up with fast food and processed food during get-togethers, meetings at work, and parties. I thought I was cool and productive if I hustle and grind every day. I used to believe that downtime was synonymous with laziness. I’d feel guilty when I’d slow down and turn the switch off.
I also took lots of high-dose antibiotics and other medications that inflamed my gut, which resulted in a chain reaction in my body.
So, in August 2017, I decided to try the 3-Day Detox Program on Labor Day weekend.
It was my first time so I was a little apprehensive. Honestly, I was afraid I might get hungry, weak, dizzy, and lethargic. I was also worried that I’d quit on the second day. Moreover, I was not sure if it would work for me. To make this a little easier, here’s what I did before the program:
I knew that there would be some detox symptoms but they are different for everyone. Here are my observations during the program (Yes, I’ve finally listened to my body after a long time):
I was a new woman. I felt I was a teenager again. I literally felt so light that I could run faster!
What happened with my annoying chronic companions?
I forgot to document the whole journey. I didn’t even take some photos before, during and after the program. Oh well, I can do this again anyway. Plus, I’m enjoying my new body!
If you haven’t tried a detox program before, or you feel you need another reset, do these:
Have you picked the dates? What are those 3 dates and why did you choose them?
Not ready yet? What’s holding you back?
Have you tried detoxing before? How was your experience? Any tips to share to maximize the benefits of cleansing?
Please share your thoughts below and share this article with your detox buddies.
Originally published at www.healthyeatingexperts.com