This year I have been working to make my body healthier and happier. Next month I have what promises to be a very posh wedding to attend, and then a few days later I start a brand new job. The new job will ensure my happiness level rises, but the wedding (and finding a dress to fit) could mean disaster.
I will come right out and say it; I hate cooking. I am lazy, far too lazy, to spend longer than twenty minutes in the kitchen and would rather grab a takeaway in front of the TV than spent hours slaving over a home made delicacy. However, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Over the past two months I have been dabbling in Ilumi dishes – gluten free and good for you – and my gut and waistline have been thanking me. I am not particularly tolerant to gluten and this small change has helped to make me feel better and lose a few excess pounds. Now with only 4 weeks to go I’m ready for the serious detoxing.
Although I’m not a believer in the term ‘detox’ in the strictest sense, I do find that cutting out processed foods and excess sugar brings a world of good. I decided to try out Gwyneth Paltrow’s Annual Goop Detox. At just under £100 to purchase the food needed for only 7 days this certainly isn’t a long term option – but beats any diet delivery services that exist (which the lazy cook in me seriously considered first!). My grocery shop is due to be delivered on Friday evening, and I’ll start first thing Saturday morning. I’ve read mixed reviews on Paltrow’s meal plans – but reading through myself it all looks fairly appropriate and flavoursome – I’m looking forward to seeing if I can motivate myself through the full 7 days!
Have any of you tried these so called ‘detox’ diets?