Detoxing is very taxing on you. If you have little energy already, it may be detrimental. The first thing to do (because you did not mention it) would be to go get a physical. After ruling out anemia, or other problems, try this:
When eating, make sure you are really hungry. Serve yourself a small, balanced portion and eat slowly. Many times we are in a hurry and shovel in more food than we really need. Eat at home more than you eat out. Often when we eat out we feel "I paid for it so I should eat it all to get what I paid for."
If you are not sure if you are hungry, drink a glass of water and see how you feel. If you are hungry, eat. Eat what you are hungry for, but eat it slowly, as if every bite were a million dollars and you had best enjoy that million dollar meal. You will find that you eat less.
If you exercise only a little, walk a bit more. Find someone to do something fun with, golf, tennis, volleyball, ping pong, anything.
Avoid too much shellfish, try mackeral, salmon, trout, and tuna. Steamed or oven baked in foil packets with veggies, these are easy to cook. Tuna can also be dipped in a bit of egg, then some panko bread crumbs and tossed into a hot pan until it is medium rare for a special crunchy delight on top of orzo, wild rice, or quinoa.
Avoid salad dressings, instead go with squeezed oranges, lemons, limes, fruit and avocado thrown in with the lettuce and tomatoes.
Stewed greens such as mustard greens give a filling veggie with a hearty spicy bite to it. Cut up Kale marinated in lemon and a bit of vinegar then wilted in a pan makes a great side dish.
Last: Look at the labels of every box you pick up off the shelf. What is the recommended daily allowance of sodium? How much does the spaghetti sauce have, how much does that canned chili have? How much saturated and trans fat does it have? Now look at the sugar. I'll bet you have a hard time finding anything boxed or canned that does not have some form of sugar in it. Does it make you cringe even looking at it? Then you can probably safely put it back on the shelf and make it yourself. A slow cooker can make spaghetti sauce all by itself as well as any variety of gumbos, and even roasted meats.Made in advance and in bulk, enchiladas can be microwaved when you are too exhausted to think.
When you have more energy, then yes, do think about a detox, but don't wear out yourself with a fad moment and fling yourself back into bad habits later.
Good luck and hope you feel great soon!
· 1 decade ago