January 3, 2011

Detox 2011

Happy new year! I am posting this quickly while I'm still in some good spirits. I'm 3 days in on a (month-long) detox adventure that will surely throw me into fits of crabby rage and mood swings... any minute now. It's actually embarrassing I'd call this an adventure because it's pretty inline with common sense, but I'm cutting out coffee and all soda for a month and avoiding foods with high fructose content - veggies and fruits OK, desserts and most packaged munchies not.

Why? Mens sana in corpore sano... a sound mind in a sound body. Over the past year, I've slowly increased the coffee, sugary drinks, and snacks during the day. Google is a mine field of yummy treats that too easily tempt me during the work day. I could try and just be reasonable and reduce my intake, but going cold turkey for awhile sounds more admirable, or at least measurable. I actually don't even consider coffee that bad for you, but it's become my replacement for water too often during the day, and I'm curious how dependent I am on the caffeine fix. As for soda, no possible good can come from that, and I've gotten into a terrible habit of drinking a Diet Cherry Coke every day at work... time to stop. I will report back in February on my success (or failure).

If none of this results in feeling better, I'll try these out in February.

Anyone else have any resolutions for 2011?
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