Friday, November 28, 2008

Toxic Fat

I'm obligated to work one major holiday per year so I always request to work 7-3 on Thanksgiving. It's great because Rob puts on the apron and we sit down to dinner when I get home. It was a lovely meal (I highly recommend Barefoot Contessa's herb roasted turkey breast) but I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't feeling so poorly by the time I left work.

I've been doing some reading about how toxins are stored in our body fat and since I've got lots of fat and no doubt, more toxins than your average nuclear power plant it's no wonder that I'm feeling a bit under the weather. For the past six weeks, I've been eating clean, juicing and taking supplements in order to detoxify but as I burn fat, the toxins are getting stirred up. I've got some mild flu-like symptoms to enjoy over the long weekend.

I made a special juice this morning with double ginger and four cloves of garlic for the immune system boost. Needless to say, it did not taste good, nor do I smell very good right now. I also made liter of green tea infused with fresh ginger root to sip on. I sweetened it with raw honey. I should be resting but I can't seem to ignore the irresistible call of pottering around the house. :)

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! If you have more toxins than your average nuclear power plant, then I have more toxins than the one Homer Simpson works in! LOl