Yesterday, with a day off, I tried the leek soup detox.
I have no photos – they would have just consisted of leeks cooked in a big pot of water for 35 minutes. Leeks removed from broth, shredded and covered with EVOO, lemon and a tad bit of salt. Broth stored for torture.
I wrote down a timeline to remember the experience.
9:30 a.m. – Awake – I need coffee…do not care if it is not on the suggested food list.
11:30 a.m. – Coffee and Kathie Lee & Hoda down, I venture to the kitchen and make my entire days worth of sustenance.
Noon – First cup of broth and bowl of leeks completed. Not too hungry – actually feel pretty full. Not interested in anything with an onion smell by this point.
2:30 p.m. – After a trip to the mall, I am ravenous. I heat up another cup of broth, and its faint onion taste gives me the creeps. I cannot stand the thought of eating a leek. I panic.
2:45 p.m. – I have been drinking water the entire day…I’m probably on 45 oz. by now. Trying to settle my hunger, I chug more water. Water, leek broth and leeks – how do people do this?
3:30 p.m. – I bite into a Veggie Burger from a local restaurant, Bless Your Heart. Best first bite of food I think I’ve ever had.
So, no. The Leek Detox did not work for me, but that’s not to say it will not work for others. I definitely am not labeling myself as a “quitter,” either. I was so hungry and a headache was setting in. I knew that for everyone’s sake, I needed to eat.
My poor Mom witnessed all the above events. I think she thinks I’m crazy. I’m glad I tried the detox – new experiences shape life. I reaffirmed what I always thought – I thrive on a healthy breakfast full of protein, whole carbs and fat.
I’m glad I got to have lunch on a Monday with my Mom, though. Being that she lives three hours away, lunch dates do not happen often! Look at the amazing gift she gave me!
I complain about my aging George, and a new one appears! With a waffle iron! Dreams do come true.
I’m not planning anymore detox’s. But, I could do without these guys staring me in the face.
Honey-Mustard seared Salmon, finished in the oven. Romaine Salad with Cucumber-Feta Mix.
Unpictured small bowl of Kashi + Strawberries.
Loving that tomorrow is Wednesday! Countdown to South Carolina beach house – THREE days!