My 40 Day Detox – Week Three

We are officially at the halfway point of this 40 Day Detox! Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be sharing so much with you guys. But knowing I’m going to write these posts keeps me accountable. Also, I’ve gained so much SUPPORT from my readers! Y’all are the best. I’m so happy my change is inspiring you to change too! Let’s get healthy together. So, what’s been happening during Week Three? Read more below: Continue reading “My 40 Day Detox – Week Three”

My 40 Day Detox – Week Two

I’ve officially completed two weeks of my #40DayDetox. Last week I gave you the details on how to start your own 40 Day Detox. This week, I’m gonna talk about some changes and missteps I’ve made in week two. Remember, doing a detox is not an exact science. My overall goal is weight-loss and mental discipline.

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Is this a Juice Fast or a Detox, or what?

This started as a juice fast and has settled into a detox. I’m not being super strict on myself but I’m listening to what my body wants, while sticking to the rule of: No meat, no fried food, no refined sugars, 100+ oz of water a day, and making sure to drink juices and smoothies for more than 90% of my meals. Basically I eat one meal a day and juice/water/smoothie the rest of the time. My goal is to not eat after 9pm.

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Working out while on a 40 Day Detox

So, this week, I re-introduced working out to the mix. Whew LAWD! I didn’t die. And, it wasn’t too hard. Officially, I’ve lost 18lbs while on this detox and I FEEL lighter. My joints don’t ache, my feet aren’t swollen, and my stamina is high. The key to working out while on a detox is to make sure you have enough potassium and electrolytes. Your mind might go to Gatorade, but naw, the best way to get those nutrients is BEET JUICE! Yup! Oh yeah, and coconut water. So, the whole day, all my smoothies were made with coconut water and afterward I had a beet juice. I didn’t die.

Adding food to the detox

So, last week was the 4th of July. Luckily, and weirdly, it fell on a Wednesday, so everyone was kinda busy. I wasn’t invited to any BBQ’s but that was a good thing. I didn’t have to deal with tasty temptation. I did try some meat substitutes this week – not bad. I had the Kroger Meatless Burger Patties and the Field Roast Chipotle Sausage. I really liked both, but I don’t think I’ll continue eating meatless options during this detox.

As I said, I want to lose weight. Meatless options have grains and/or tofu but also a ton of carbs, sodium, and sugars. Meatless options are good for sometimes, but not all the time. If you are gonna detox, go all the way. Stick to the fruits and veggies for the most part. So, salads and soups for me!

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Saving money while detoxing

Last thing, let’s talk about saving money while participating in a 40 Day Detox. It’s no surprise that trying to eat healthy seems like the most expensive thing in the world. My homegirl kept telling me to go to Aldi to get my produce. She was right, it was much more affordable. Last week I spent $65 on the same amount of groceries. This week I spent $40 – and some of my purchases were ORGANIC! Oh yeah! Go to Aldi when you start your detox.

So, that’s it for week two of my 40 Day Detox.

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My 40 Day Detox – Week 1

I started a 40 Day Detox and I’m here to give you some tips, recipes, and keep it real with how detoxing makes you feel. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily recipes and musings about being on this detox. It’s not easy, but the outcome is definitely fulfilling. Y’all, I’ve lost 15lbs in one week! Needless to say, I’ll be going the distance – with a couple of safety precautions of course. Scroll down to get the answers to your detox questions.

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Join me at the #InspirationalHappyHour with Curves With Purpose

Hey guys! Join me and Curves With Purpose on Wednesday, June 27th at The Mall in Green Hills for #InspirationalHappyHour! The Curves With Purpose team invited me to come shop and chat on Facebook & Instgram live. I’ll be discussing my favorite things: How I wrote my book, Jack and Ahlia, plus-size style, and confidence!

If you didn’t know, Curves With Purpose, is part online shopping destination with a generous dash of curvy confidence! The team, based in Nashville, is working hard to give shoppers a variety of brands to wear, while hosting pop-up shops, Girls Nights Out, and motivational posts on their social media channels. Their new initiative, the Inspirational Happy Hour, is a spin on shopping and adding a bit of motivation too! Learn about your fave plus-size influencers with this new endeavor!

I love the company and I’m always excited to see the new pieces they have on their website. Like I said, they are always hosting pop-up shops in the city so that shoppers can ‘try before you buy’. Most recently, they hosted a pop-up at Full Figured Fashion week. During the month of June, visit Curves with Purpose at The Mall at Green Hills. Come out on Wednesday, meet me, chat, and shop!

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#FABJUICING: Celery Celebration!

I just secured tickets to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run Tour! Oh yes, celebrate with me!! Of course I had to reference today’s juice for fabulous couple!

This summer I’ll be doing a lot of traveling so it’s imperative that I focus on having a healthy body – and a bit of weight loss doesn’t hurt. My Beyoncé experience takes place on July 18 in Atlanta – so you know I’ll want to be feeling FLAWLESS!

RECIPE: 
  • 2 cups small green seedless grapes
  • 6 stalks of celery
  • 1 pear
  • 1 lemon
Juice all fruits and veggies in your juicer. Chill and enjoy!
This juice might just go in the rotation! Even though I hate the taste of juiced celery, celery is quite beneficial to the body:
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Helps with digestion
  • It’s an anti-inflammatory and helps with arthritis
  • Aids in weightloss
  • Hydrates skin because it’s loaded with vitamins A, B, C, K, niacin and folate
  • The vitamin A helps keep your scalp happy
Hmm seems like this is the recipe for Flawlessness! 
Even Beyonce & Jay are happy I tried this celery recipe!