DID YOU wake up on New Year’s Day and say to yourself “this is it, no more blah blah blah”? I know I did. Then again, I’d been telling myself that from the minute I broke for Christmas.
Well, we’re almost a week in, how’s your detox working out?
Mine has become something of a ritual. Despite also writing about and reviewing beers, I’m on a no alcohol kick for the month of January, which for the first year or two astounded those I hit the pub with.
Equally taking a back seat for the month would be regular fizzy drinks, any kind of sweet, chocolate (despite a press and fridge full of them), takeaways and other fast food, pizza, white breads, white pasta and rice and sugar in coffee.
In come the extra home cooked lunches, dinners, juices at breakfast (I really need to up my fruit and veg intake so this is a help), the green tea at the desk, taking a lunch to work, and the additional exercise.
Granted, it’s only been five days, but having the extra week of work has really helped to put a shape on things and allow me focus on what my food habits are and have become.
Detox may be a strong word, but that’s what it is, it’s giving the body a chance to recover from a crisp, chocolate, cheese-and-wine-fuelled Christmas period and get back on track (I’m also on a bit of a mission).
My January detox is holding fine and looks set to last the pace. How’s yours going?