The First Week of My Detox – will I stick to the rules and survive? (Part 2)

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The First Week of My Detox - will I stick to the rules and survive PIN

The First Seven Days of My Detox

Day 1

I feel great about starting this detox diet.

After breakfast – I choose the avocado option – I make my own almond paste as I want it to be as healthy as possible and without any unnecessary additions. So I process 200g of almonds for approx. 10 minutes till I get a thick but amalgamated paste.

I also cook my 2 soups. I don’t add any salt to either of them and I think this is now for me the biggest problem: I unfortunately like salt and probably have been adding too much of it.

However I am hoping that after this 2-week detox my taste buds will adjust to less salt and although I cannot see myself not using salt at all, I hope I will be able to decrease the amount I add to my meals.

Though the soups don’t taste that great, I cook double portions to make sure I don’t have to cook 2 different soups every day.

For the same reason, I also prepare a big portion of apple mousse. It is simply made of peeled cooked with a bit of and cinnamon. The mousse tastes really good and sweet even though I don’t add any sugar.

Apart from the soup, my dinner consists of a portion of steamed salmon (with a squeeze of lemon juice and pepper) and cooked broccoli.

For the daily activity, I do 30 min. of muscle strengthening exercises and 50 min. of running.

Overall after the first day of my cleansing , I feel pretty good, only a bit tired (it is normal).

I know I will have a problem with food not tasting its usual way, so I will have to lower my expectations from one hand but from the other – I think about making it tastier while still following the rules of this detox regime.


Day 2

Drinking warm juice just after I wake up is not new to me – I have been doing it since my cousin advised me several years ago.

The only difference is that I have had it with a slice of lemon and now during the detox, it is with half a lemon. It is sour but not so sour that it is unpleasant to drink.

Except for breakfast when I have a slice of bread with almond butter (good but a bit of honey would make it great J), I have the same meals as yesterday and I do feel tomorrow I definitely will need a change.

From an early afternoon I start feeling really tired and sleepy so I promise myself to go to bed earlier not to have the same problem tomorrow. However, I don’t use it as an excuse and I do the same amount of exercises as yesterday.


Day 3

I desperately need a change in taste so I cook a sour gherkin soup for myself and it is yummy (even though still no salt in it!). I think having a distinct flavour like the sour gherkin balances out the lack of saltiness.

Another change from yesterday – dinner.

I prepare a chicken breast for myself by marinating it in garlic and hot paprika and then roasting it in foil without any fat.

I have it with a salad made of lamb’s lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice and a few drops of olive oil.

Although I should have cooked vegetables for dinner, I am positive raw ones are not going to do any harm to me ;-).


Day 4

I have read each detox exhausts organism maybe that is why I have to sleep longer than usually. Last night I went to bed early, slept almost 9 hours and feel I would still do with a bit more.

I definitely will have to make the sour gherkin soup again, I really enjoy having it for lunch with a portion of brown rice.

But still – the apple mousse for a snack is my favourite meal of the day during this detox!


Day 5

Since I still cook for my family, today I take a shortcut and cook mushroom soup for all of us. I cheat a bit and add some salt and organic vegetable stock to it. The soup tastes great!

Today I also skip fruit mousse and have an apple instead.

I unfortunately also skip exercising – I didn’t do it in the morning and in the evening I am simply too tired. However, I did a lot of cleaning so maybe that will count 😉


Day 6

Today and tomorrow are going to be very difficult for me. We have a guest staying over so obviously, I will prepare tasty food. Will I be able to resist and stick to my detox diet?

The only solution is to adjust it a bit and instead of my diet lunch, I have 2 types of salads: tomato & roast pepper and beetroot, grape & pomegranate. They taste divine.

When in the evening we go to the cinema I am fine with not having anything to eat while we watch a movie as anyway I never really enjoy fast food.


Day 7

I am really proud of myself today: after a long walk (just like yesterday that is my exercise for today) we end up in one of my favourite coffee and cake places but what do I (bravely) order? – Mushroom soup and !

I enjoy them (really) watching the guys drinking lattes and having 2 (!) amazing cakes each. Resisting these cakes is a real achievement.

At dinner time I have plenty of vegetables and the same chicken as everybody else but without the sauce. So now I can proudly announce that I have quite successfully completed the first week of my detox diet!



  1. Called by to leave my thanks for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Thank you!

  2. Welcome. I love dogs so that was an easy decision 🙂

  3. Thank you. It was difficult but doable 😉

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