1.17.2011

Let the DETOX begin!

Did you have "live healthier" on your new year resolution list? Are you nodding widely right now? Thought so! ;) It's time to get started ladies, it's time to jump on that health bandwagon  again!  If you've been a long time follower you know that detoxing is something I do several times a year and as  I have received a lot of questions and emails on how I usually do it, I decided to share some more details with you this time. 

I always try different methods, but the end results is always the seem.... I feel accomplished, healthy, radiant and lighter. Keeping with my new year resolutions (point 2) today I'm starting my biggest detox ever! :) 

This time I'll be combining several different methods that I tested in the past and have proven to work for me. I'm not saying it would work for anyone, but in all honesty, if you're disciplined (and i know it's damn hard sometimes!) I just don't see how it wouldn't... so here are the specs. 

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My two week detox will consist of two different phases. In the first week, (starting today) I'm going on a liquid/soup diet. I actually decided to order from a delivery service specialized in healthy diet and detox. The daily menu, which consists of 4 different kind of soups and 2liters of detox lemonade will be delivered to my doorstep for less than what I'd normally spend on food on an average day. However, you do not need a food service to do this kind of a detox. There are thousands of healthy soup recipes out there and with a little planning and research you can make your own healthy soups, just avoid any recipes including pasta (or any carbs) or cream and use a lot of fresh veggies and fruits (oh yes, fruit soups are the best! have you ever tried one? :)

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In the second phase, in week 2, I'll switch to a raw food diet eating only fruits, veggies and seeds. :) I'll keep you update on how it goes and will post my meals on twitter for anyone who's interested.

January is still not over and I feel like my body needs a fresh start badly! Anyone wants to join me? :)
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47 comments:

Juultje said...

I admire your bravery!!! I desperately need to go back to gym. And food....I need to back off on the coffee with sugar from the automat at work....I drink a lot of those:-)

I LOVE MELITA said...

it's time for a diet!!! xoxo from spain!! lovely blog !!!
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ROBINE said...

First of all, your blog is amazing. Second, I think a detox will be great. I eated way too much during the holidays haha

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daily mix LA said...

i certainly need to join with you! good luck!

Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

Good luck! I am starting a week of eating Vegan tomorrow!!

jessicarsommer said...

I love it! I am normally very fit and but recently all I've been thinking is whhaaattt just happened?? (December happened, obviously :) ) But time to get back on the wagon. I agree. love your plan. Good luck! xoxo~

xo Jessica Rae
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monsefuentes said...

you have an amazing blog and that looks delicious!your plan sound good :)

i am following you

xx, monse.-

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chellbellz.com said...

Can we see before and after pictures? i'm glad you eating actual food though. Soups is a great idea. In my perfect world I would have soup once a day.

Gudrun and Iris said...

wow, well done! good luck and i am sure you'll feel a million times better after the detox. I am a firm believer in feeling what you put in your body, i am eating lots of raw vegetables, porridge, nuts, seeds, a bit of fruit and fish/white meat and i totally feel the difference. i look and feel a million times better when i am doing that.

now, i have just eaten a whole pizza fiorentina though :D it';s my boy's birthday so some days i'll let it slip.

have fun and all the best with yoru plan!!

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Alexandra Steinmetz - Champagne and Chiffon said...

Good for you! Love the idea of detoxing. I just switched to a fruit only in the morning experiment. I read about it in a raw food book and am dying to see what effects it will have on my health. Best of luck in your detox!

Bronwyn said...

Wow, that sounds incredible! I might just join you...

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CessOviedo said...

I'm with you on the detox plan, though trying a different one based on a fruit shake, I'm all about staying ont the healthy path! ... Need that holiday extra weight to go away asap! ... Good Luck!

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Ana Degenaar said...

SO interesting I am also starting detox today!!!! Cheers to us!
Happy Monday!
xx

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I so admire your ability to do a detox diet. I tried a raw food diet just for a week and barely made it. I did feel so much better though, so kudos to you for being able to do this!!

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

I absolutely admire your self restraint. I just go ahead and eat something fried :|

Marcela said...

Wow, I started a soup week today, too! No idea how to continue in the second week tho... I hope I wont fail badly....:)

Good luck with it!

Claire said...

Wow icouldnt do this, i need my chocolate and sweets on a daily basis or the poor hubbie suffers :)

*Simply Colette* said...

The soups look fantastic! I had nice results with my raw-ventures last week. Breakfast and lunch worked best, couldn't make it through dinner, but dinner was still carb-free, and the healthy decisions kept flowing. Plus it helped my photo shoot we did this weekend I'll be posting on Friday. :)

November Grey said...

I can't believe you did a full-on detox. Good for you! So impressive as that sounds like hell to me. But so good for you.

xx

November Grey

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Wow you go girl! So proud of you!
What a great way to start the new year!
<3

El said...

Hi girl!

Great great idea!

This is not my resolution though, but to do something good for my body is always welcome:)))

Thanks and have a fun day!.)

Charles said...

good luck! fruit soup does sound really interesting, might have to look into that! I've been feeling healthier by eating more weight watchers & skinny cow ice creams instead of going to the bakery. It makes a huge difference. xx

Angela said...

I like soup!!! Beautiful photos!!!
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Sex, Drugs or Rock n Roll? said...

You go girl! This has inspired me to finally step on the scale, assess the damage and get healthy.

sincerely, said...

good luck my friend! you can do it! can't wait to hear about the benefits of the detoxxxx.


sincerely, M

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loveandpeaceF said...

Good luck with your detox, Sounds like it won't be too difficult since it's so delicious!! :)

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brunchforeverymeal said...

Ack! I did a detox for a whole week then broke it with pineapple pizza! Im sure you'll do better!

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Kc said...

Good on ya girly!! :) My boyfriend and I have started a low GI diet and are in our second week - loving it!! Having some great meals and feeling better already :) Now I just have to get my arse to the gym...

Kc

http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

marissa said...

eeeee! sorry dear, but i don't have that kind of willpower...not when there is pizza and pasta staring me in the face daily here! haha! but seriously, good for you! just make sure you don't faint or something! :/

Mavi said...

Mmmmmm healthy food!!! I should change my diet!!! But i can't


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Emy said...

Wow. Pretty intense detox. I look forward to seeing how it goes!
xx

Emy

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Obsesiones de una Nina said...

Okay, so I am publicly stating that I will give this a go. Now if I don't lose weight, have better sking or healthuer hair an dnails you all know that I failed miserably. GOOD LUCK ;)

chocandcinnamon said...

Wow, this food actually looks delicious, and it's healthy! I admire you, I don't know if I could do it...
xx

Mila said...

Looks great!

Nicole Jeannette said...

Oh my. This is very interesting! I'm interested to see how you feel by the end!

rouli said...

lovely plates in week 1!

loooooooooooove

Latoya Simone said...

I am so in need of a detox! and then I will be ready for a colon cleanse. Thank you, Gabby, for the reminder.
xo

brittney said...

honestly? i don't want to join you. but i want to root for you with every inch of my double-thumbs-up. good for you! and good luck!
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

Charlotta Ward said...

I too love detoxing and my husband and I do it four times a year.
The basic programme we do is usually two weeks but it takes at least 4-6 weeks for the body to detox and re-align itself properly so I usually go on for a bit longer.

Like you say, the benefits are so worth the side-effects and pain whilst doing it. Usually the good stuff kicks in after a week for me and I love feeling my body and mind clear itself from pollution.

Best of luck with your program. I am starting mine in the next week or so.

x Charlotta

Styles 'n Cream said...

Detoxes are so good and your plan is right on. I have too tried both of these (soup,liquid diet and raw foods only) and they work for me too. The hard part is the first few days and then it is a breeze.

Stephanie said...

Considering how brutally cold the weather's been where I live, an all-soup diet actually sounds quite appealing! Though as much as I love fruits and veggies, I don't think I could go two weeks without pasta. ;-) I normally eat pretty healthy food anyway, so instead my resolution is to go to the gym 2-3 times a week this year, because I slacked off really badly last year.

Gaby said...

Hi Gabby! I'm a Gaby with one 'b' :) I'm actually detoxing as well, but a bit less hardcore than you are. It's a great way to start the new year for sure. xx

Sher said...

I dont want to join you, but I think I'll have to.
Winter is so not good for my eating habtits all I crave is bread, hot coco and cookies!


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Олеся said...

I'm on yout previous detox programm now. I've inspired me! ;) Eating only fruits, vegies and seeds. Feeling OK, but got bored of the same salads and fruit shakes every day. Do you have some recipies? I would be sooo thankful if you could share them!
Yours truly, Olesya from Russia.
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Cinz said...

Lovely food photos!!! I dont know if i can ever do detox though,lol. I normally just exercise:)

Great blog you got going!!! Feel free to drop by min if ya got time!

Cinz
http://cinzee.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Gabby,

I want to start a detox diet next week. I will eat pretty much vegan food (no animal products like cheese, milk etc., no sugar and no coffee alkohol).
I am still lookiing for some nice vegan recipes. do you have an idea where to find some great ones? or even a great detox cookbook?

Thanks

MonaVie said...

I honestly do not know if I can go about on a detox yet. I think I am going to have a hard time especially week 1 but will try it out and let you know. Thanks.

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