Detox, Day 1, Initial Thoughts

Recently tested to have Hypothyroidism, then through more information found out I may have a gluten sensitivity. By the time the time came around to have tests done, I realized that I had cut out pretty much all of my gluten and therefore the tests would be invalid. I chose not to restart on gluten foods only to test myself. Instead, with my doctors approval I moved to a detox cleanse instead and just decided that the next time (if there ever is one) I feel horrible, we can test then. In the meantime, I am happy to move straight to gluten free eating.

It has been almost a month since I started eating clean and then moving to gluten free as well. I have lost two pounds (though I think it may be a little more, but I do not have a scale in my house). My pants feel so much smoother. My body feels lighter, especially my belly and lower belly. I do not have that rock of sickness feeling in my lower abdomen anymore. I am regular (stop there). I am sleeping at night and mostly peacefully. Still have an occasional feeling of not good sleep. I am exercising cardio at least 3 times a week and yoga 4 times a week. I wake up feeling good and ready to start my day. My allergies are better, except for this last couple days with the change in weather. It has been a bit rough with headaches and such, but I am used to the weather changes killing my allergies.

I have been a bit scared of starting this detox because I don't want to cheat and I definitely do not want to turn into a nightmare. I know the two catalysts for me are not eating and being tired. With those two I get really grumpy and unreasonable.

I was a competitive athlete too, so I have been drilled in to always eat and take care of the body. Body needs fuel and food is that fuel. Do not deprive yourself. Which is why I spent weeks thinking about detox and then talking to my doctor about it. 

I am doing the Tosca Reno Detox because it is one I feel I can do. It feels reasonable and healthy. It is only two days of liquids and then clean eating vegetables and 1 cup of GF brown rice for the next 3 to 7 days.

I bought a bunch of Coconut Waters to get me through the first two days. I will be putting 8oz of coconut water then fill with water for every liquid bottle I drink. I then bought GF rice for days 3-7. I have cleaned out my fridge to include only vegetables. All other food, like chicken are in the freezer for safe keeping. I also have Naked Juice to drink 8oz before bed with my meds and also to help my tummy through the night. I haven't decided if I will mix it with protein powder. I suppose I will decide how I feel. I will allow myself one hot herbal decaf tea at work if and when I strongly feel weak and want to cheat.

I woke up this morning with a bit of trepidation. I went downstairs and fed the kitties (wondering if in the two days of no eating food if I will want to eat the cat food) and then filled up my first liquid bottle. I have a feeling I will never want to drink coconut water ever again after this.

I really want to do well and I hope I can keep my spirits up as well.

Have you done the Tosca Reno Detox? Results? Thoughts?

2 comments:

Dana Trentini said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I too struggle with going gluten free. I am a pasta, bread loving woman! I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following the birth of my first son in 2006. I trusted my doctors unquestioningly and followed their thyroid drug protocol to the letter especially when I became pregnant again in late 2008. Under their care, my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), the gold standard of conventional doctors to test the thyroid, rose far above the lab range safe for pregnancy, endangering the life of my fetus and I miscarried. I vowed that day to research everything there was to know about this disease and to warn other women. I fulfilled my promise and this October Miscarriage Awareness Month I launched my blog Hypothyroid Mom in memory of the baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Research links hypothyroidism to depression, miscarriage, infertility, pregnancy complications, as well as to some of the deadliest diseases of our time including heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and Alzheimer's.

Dana Trentini said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I too struggle with going gluten free. I am a pasta loving woman! I love your blog. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following the birth of my first son in 2006. I trusted my doctors unquestioningly and followed their thyroid drug protocol to the letter especially when I became pregnant again in late 2008. Under their care, my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), the gold standard of conventional doctors to test the thyroid, rose far above the lab range safe for pregnancy, endangering the life of my fetus and I miscarried. I vowed that day to research everything there was to know about this disease and to warn other women. I fulfilled my promise and this October Miscarriage Awareness Month I launched my blog Hypothyroid Mom in memory of the baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Research links hypothyroidism to depression, miscarriage, infertility, pregnancy complications, as well as to some of the deadliest diseases of our time including heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and Alzheimer's.