Day 19 - Detox diet plan
The road to heaven...... is paved with good intentions! With three more days of the detox diet to go, today might be a good time to reflect on what the diet has done for us - and to set some intentions for positive changes we'd like to make in our lives as a result. We've gone to the trouble of disciplining our diet for, let's see... 31 whole days, if you count the 10-day countdown at the beginning. That's no mean feat! It would be a shame not at least to take some kind of learning from it.So set aside some time today to reflect on what you've learnt about your body and its needs while on this diet. Have you felt healthier as a whole? I know I have. Or did you feel that something was lacking for you and that there are certain foods not allowed on the diet that actually suit your lifestyle and make you feel more fully resourced to deal with your life as it is? For me, as I've already mentioned, eating sustainably sourced fish once or twice a week enables me to feel at my best. My sense is that it helps fuel my brain to do the often-intense creative work that I do on a daily basis. Only you will know what is best for you.Next, it might be helpful to reflect on whether you would like to use the principles of this 21-day detox plan as the basis for an ongoing healthy eating diet. Speaking for myself, disciplining my diet in this way has made my mind clearer, my body feel more comfortable and my emotions more consistently balanced. So my intention is to make the plan the foundation of my diet. However, I am going to allow myself the flexibility to follow my body's natural instincts and, if a friend invites me round for dinner and offers me a dessert, or I feel like having an ice cream on a hot day, I will decide then and there what to do. Living according to an internalised set of 'rules' is not really my bag, long term - though you may of course feel differently!