March 10, 2013 ·
It has been over two years since I first starting learning about whole foods and almost two years since we decided to eat completely plant based.
I don't remember exactly how long we were strictly plant based but I think it was about 6-7 months. Then we added cheese back into our diet occasionally and eggs, then butter. We still do not drink cow's milk and avoid meat. J will eat venison and loves fish. I eat fish on occasion.
It has been a year of lax eating and I am ready to get back on track. I want to feel good again. It can be so hard to get started. It seems so much easier to buy a frozen pizza than to meal plan and cook nutritious meals. I am lazy at my core of my being. I have to work hard to not be lazy. I need plans and organization. When I don't have a plan, I default to the easiest option. It is also a bit tricky to always have fresh produce on hand here. Our closest grocery store is 13 miles away and our closest grocery store that carries organic produce is 40 miles away. Hopefully, by this spring we will be ready to plant our own garden which will help with the fresh produce.
I have wanted to do a detox for a long time, probably since we first started learning about eating whole foods. I have never found one that wasn't too expensive or that really appealed to me. I think detoxes are one of the easiest ways to get back on track with our eating. Clear all the toxins out of your body and start over with a clean slate. Changing the foods you eat, changes the foods you crave but it can be hard to get past those initial cravings.
I think I have finally found a good detox or in this case reboot, Reboot with Joe. If you have every watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead you have heard of Joe. If you haven't watched it, I recommend it. It's on Netflix. Anyways, rebootwithjoe.com offers many different reboot plans. I plan on doing the free 15 day plan found here: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/rebooting/plans/
I am so ready to start this plan now but we will be traveling out of town for Bug's birthday next month and I don't know that I want to complete it before that. I haven't decided on an exact start date yet but will soon. I plan on documenting my journey on here.