It was great to blog on this as it was happening, and now that the detox is done, I wonder about its long-term effects. We believed it would do us good, but this was on faith. Actually, after it was over, when the intensity of the concentrated attention I was bringing to the process, when the self-discipline needed to keep it going every day let down, I found I was just, well, tired. Then James was also feeling a little under the weather too. I was disappointed, half expecting that there would be a surge of positive energy after the whole thing was over.
We have both stayed with the recommended whole foods diet so far and haven’t reintroduced any sugar or very much dairy at all, and haven’t gone back to wheat in any form yet. But the energy level we were in during the detox is more subdued. Which is why I didn’t bother to get back to this blog for a wrap-up of the experience. Reorganization of the system I suppose.
Now I see its benefits – this is the 5th day since we completed the detox, and I do feel a surge of enthusiasm for spring, and a long-term dedication to eating right and more healthily from now on. We were doing very well actually before the detox, so this isn’t that much more difficult – continuing with healthy veggies and other good stuff….
Somehow knowing that we did it feels good to me. Yes, we can do it, and now it’s “on with life!”