In honor of our three-month BestieTalks launch coming up, we decided to do another detox. Jess and I enjoy a challenge, and a detox is a perfect test because you are cleansing your body, while also reaping benefits mentally and physically. To get our blog started and our website built, we took a 7-week hiatus from social media. During that time, we felt like we had so much more time to dedicate to something else. And our wonderful blog came out of it! By the way, a detox from social media is something we HIGHLY recommend. We have a separate post about that you can read later. However, we have a bestie trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico coming up and we want to focus on a body-detox this time around. Since we already workout daily, we wanted to challenge ourselves with our diet. Jess already has a pretty restricted diet being vegan and me, I mainly eat whatever I want. Therefore, this is going to be a significant challenge for both of us!
Like I previously stated, we eat whatever we want in our household. We look at it like this: we workout so we can eat what we want with no regrets LOL. But think how much closer we could be to our goal if we took our diet more seriously. We cook almost every day for breakfast and dinner. Evan, my husband, prepares breakfast daily and I usually cook dinner. We eat everything together, so it was easy for him to agree to do this detox with me. For our detox, we decided to give up meat for at least 30 days. I say at least because we can easily see this becoming apart of our lifestyle. I called Jess and ask her for all her favorite “fake meats” and go to Whole Foods to load up. 12 different types of mock meat and $75 later and the Nebeker’s are ready for this challenge!
As Ray already mentioned I already have a pretty restricted diet due to my vegan lifestyle. I wanted to cut things out that I eat in excess so I could truly notice any changes in my body and energy levels. For our 30 day detox, I decided to give up chips, crackers, rice, bread, and desserts. I love chips more than I like most people so this is going to be a long 30 days. When I get to Cabo next month, I fully intend on eating my weight in chips and salsa to make up for lost chip eating time! George, my husband, is a carnivore through and through. He was not willing to give up all meat for this detox, but he did agree to give up beef. He consumes quite a bit of it, so I was ecstatic when he decided to give it up and join myself and the Nebekers in this challenge. I got rid of all my forbidden carbs in the house and put away my rice cooker (a few tears fell), and I stocked up the fridge of beefless options for my boo. The Lovett’s are ready for this challenge!
- Detox start date: June 20th, 2018
- Maintain exercise routine.
- Continue to always drink lots of water ( Get George to drink more than 2 cups smh).
- Track and notice any changes we feel from the diet subtractions.
- Supplement as necessary to make up for subtractions. The goal is not to lose a lot of weight or be hungry all the time. Taking care of ourselves and eating properly and healthy is the overall goal.
- Keep a log of the things we notice, so after 30 days we can evaluate what worked and what didn’t.
- Don’t cheat!
- To be more specific- to make sure George doesn’t cheat. LOL This is really hard for him guys.
- Get creative and try new foods to make up for the things we cut out.
- Encourage, support and motivate one another to see this detox through successfully!
- Detox end date: July 20th, 2018
We plan on having a weekly update during the next 4 weeks on how this detox is going! Please let us know if you have ever tired one of the detox’s and how they went for you! We love hearing other peoples stories and success stories so please share with us!
Check back next week for our update!