I jokingly mentioned doing a 21 DSD on a facebook post a while back, and what ended up happening was a lot more. Now, this wasn’t my first rodeo, I’ve done the program twice before this point, and so going forward I decided to elaborate on my intention. Maybe because my body was ready to detox in other ways too. So I moved forward (without sugar, without alcohol and without dark chocolate…I know, I already said sugar, but DC has a category of it’s own in my world) for 21 days.
Well, it was actually 20 days because one night I had a special event, and I did indulge in all that was offered (can you blame me?! check this out!). AND then there was a friend’s birthday, so minus one more day…and I might have licked that chocolate bowl when I was making the birthday cake the night before so I’m down to 18 days. Did I really even do a detox!?! I don’t know, but it was a good forthright effort. And truthfully, is there every a good time to do a detox? Look at your calendar. Can you see 3 clear weeks with no holidays, birthdays, dinners, or special activities? It’s super hard to find just the right time, so I recommend jumping in when you’re ready and just roll with it. You may not be 100 percent, but take in the overall picture.
On this detox, what I also did (not included in this program), but to make it extra special, and for me what always feels fitting during a detox, was to give myself some love. I got my hair done, I slept more, stretched more, meditated, read a lot of books, got a massage, connected to my family and friends on a deeper level. I also signed off on facebook and instagram for one week. And since everything else was just overall feeling so good, I added in 21 days of gratitude and paying in forward. Thank you notes, food deliveries, gifts, and all around a whole lotta love. It felt good.
If you’re feeling like you need a good clean sweep of your diet and maybe some other good stuff too, you should try the Mandy 21 day (+/-) detox! Oh, and you should always finish a detox with a massive chocolate cake!