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12 days of Clean Eating

I have just started a 12 day detox in preparation for future toxification.

This time I’m trying the Wild Rose Herbal D-TOX. It’s 100% Canadian plus you still eat. Real food. Like the last cleanse I did there are some foods that you cannot eat. 12 days of no mushrooms, bananas, cheese or peanuts. Or milk or alcohol. Plus a whole lot of other things. But I can eat a lot of fish. And drink plenty of water.

Hopefully the combination of this cleanse and going to the gym will help me shift some weight off me.

Current weight: 153 pounds. Height: 5’3″.

I know I’m not a horrible weight for someone my age that’s had a couple of kids. But I feel better a bit lighter. The problem is I love junk food. Potato chips, bacon, french fries and candy. Bacon. Yum yum. I even have plans to make bacon caramel popcorn at some point… but I digress. It would feel nice to go to the beach and not be self-conscious. Not that I actually go to the beach. I think about it though.

By the way, I’m turning 35 in a few weeks. We have made some crazy plans that I will blog about later. I’m pretty psyched!

Hope everyone is enjoying summer.


The commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.  ~Mervyn Deitel

Clogged with yesterday’s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.  ~Horace

To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.  ~Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


One thought on “12 days of Clean Eating

  1. I’ve done the Wild Rose detox. It was okay, I didn’t notice any huge difference in the way I felt. I did drop about 5lb which I gained back after going back to eating normally. I don’t want to be a downer, but detoxes are not the way to lose weight. Most of them, this one included, is a bunch of laxatives with some herbs that are supposed to clean you liver. There is only one way to lose weight, eat healthy food in small portions throughout the day and exercise 30 – 60 min most days of the week. There are no quick fixes and the last 5 – 15lb are the hardest to lose.

    Don’t use laxatives to lose weight kids!

    Posted by Sarah Tobin | August 1, 2012, 9:06 am

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