It’s spring (hooray!) and that means my inbox, facebook, pinterest and twitter feeds are littered with talk of detoxes, cleanses and dropping the winter weight. In the past, I may have thought about trying one out, but this year — I’m done.
The idea of a detox doesn’t appeal to me anymore. I’ve tried them — a few different ones, sometimes multiple times — because I thought I could benefit from them. But now my mind automatically rejects the restrictiveness. I don’t want to replace the foods I love with foods I don’t feel like eating (or drinks I don’t feel like drinking).
I always prided myself on my willpower. If there was a cookie in front of me and I was on an “I’m not eating cookies” diet, I could easily resist the cookie. The problem was when I stopped eating more than just cookies.
It started slowly, I would just cut out what I deemed “unhealthy.” I never liked soda, so that was always out. I stopped using Continue reading
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