Monday, February 23, 2009

Blast Off

Day 1 of the 7-day GOOP detox has begun. And it's a doozy.

Let's start at the beginning.

Yesterday we picked up the juicer, and then I went by myself to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods in search of the many mysterious ingredients I need. Things I've never purchased, like whey protein powder, dried bonito flakes (which I never did find), miso, beets, and coconut water. There are so many more things on the list that I rarely, if ever, eat, but those are some of the more interesting ones. Anyway, I had to do battle with all of the San Jose yuppies, which pissed me off. It's nearly impossible to maneuver a shopping cart through Whole Foods, much less Trader Joe's, because there are so damn many people in those stores.

I didn't even find everything I needed at those two stores. I had to also go to PW and GNC for extra ingredients. Suffice to say I have spent a pretty penny in order to do this detox.

Last night we tested out the juicer, and Hubs, who was a major critic of the purchase of said juicer, was finally won over when he tasted carrot-apple juice. It was delicious.

So today I started the detox, and so far it's been quite interesting. I started off with a glass of lemon water. Shortly thereafter, I felt an urgent need for a BM. I wasn't sure if this was a result of the lemon water or perhaps some of the crappy food I ate yesterday. Either way, I think I've already lost some weight, if you get my drift.

Then I made my morning smoothie. It's a blend of whey protein, super-foods powder (a strange, dark green powder that's basically a bunch of vitamins), blueberries and almond milk.

Gawwww it was awful. It was green and frothy and it tasted like vitamins and ... almond milk, which I don't think I like very much. I choked it down.

When I got to work I had herbal tea (no caffeine, alcohol or dairy allowed on the detox) and I've been drinking water ever since. I've got a container of coconut water waiting for me in the fridge, and I admit I'm a little nervous about whether I'll find that repulsive, too. For lunch I've got a salad. My snack later is a handful of sunflower seeds. Dinner is broccoli/arugula soup (also makes me a little nervous).

So I figure even if I hate every single thing on the menu, I'm just going to eat/drink it, because it's only 7 days, and I can manage to choke down some healthy shit for 7 days. I'll be reporting on whether I lose weight each day, something I'm extremely curious about, given all of this mysterious stuff I'm ingesting.

I may blog later today, since I was planning to post a photo of some of the food I'm eating. I didn't have time for a photo of the green mess that was breakfast, so I'll try for one that will surely be the green mess that is dinner.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, good god, Erin....it sounds like you are doing great on your first day. The food descriptions alone made me want to gag. Let me know how the broccoli soup is.

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  2. try ONE Coconut Water..it's delicious!

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  3. The brand is called "One"? I've tried Vita Coco and I hate it. Maybe I got a bad brand?

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