Tonight was our last meeting of the Reset Detox program...we made it through the 10 days pretty well if I may say so myself! For the most part, each of us had a very positive experience and are feeling great now! It's truly amazing what 10 days of mindfulness and detox does for every aspect of our lives.
We spent some time tonight before our yoga class talking about re-entry into more normal eating. Dr. Barker wants us to add back in the usual offenders (wheat, dairy, egg) moderately over the next week so we can observe our body's reaction. Now that we've detoxed, our bodies will be more sensitive to these things and we should be able to tell if a true food sensitivity or allergy exists. No going out and eating a big hamburger tomorrow...unfortunately ;)
Many of us talked tonight about longer term changes to our diets because of how good we feel on the detox. I am committed to being gluten free as much as I can be, as well as limiting dairy, since I know both those things cause digestive troubles for me. Several of the other detoxers had made similar decisions about their revised eating plans going forward. Seems like everyone discovered something new about their bodies and their eating habits over the last 10 days...mission accomplished!
Cara then led us through an amazing "find your balance" yoga class...complemented perfectly by a thunderstorm passing by. Totally cool! I definitely had a better connection to my physical balance tonight as a result, I think, of being in better balance due to the detox. Love that!
After class we wrapped up with some Vosges Haut Chocolat in some exotic yummy flavors. If you've never had this chocolate you MUST try it. Like must must must. Its absolutely incredible. They even make one with bacon in it, which I resisted buying for the group...didn't think salty pork in chocolate would be the best "we just finished our detox" celebration food! Though as I write this some bacon sounds dang good. Maybe for brunch this weekend...mmmm.
Anyway, the Reset Detox - Inaugural Edition was a complete success! If you missed it, that's ok...join us for version 2.0 in September! You want to feel this good, I promise...its worth it. We'll see you then!