The fake fruity berry scent assaulted my nose as my kid happily splashed among the rapidly growing bubbles emerging from his bath. Mind you, this is the same bubble bath I have bought for the last couple of years and I never noticed its overwhelming scent before.
What changed? Why was I wrinkling my nose at it now?
The only big difference in my life at that time was that I was nearing the end of my 7-day juice detox. I couldn’t believe my detox would be the cause of my super sniffer but it was re-confirmed when I went to work the following night. All was well until I got up and went to the backroom where we store our breast milk and warm it up. It was then that I wished I could walk right out. The “smell” of breast milk and fortifier nearly knocked me down and forgive me for all those mothers out there that pump but I was dying… yes, it was that strong and overpowering. Incredible I never noticed before.
It was all very interesting to me and it had me fascinated as I tried out my new smelling superpower on other things. LOL
Ok, I wouldn’t call it a superpower but it was a big change from my everyday life and mostly good things came from these changes. Like when I was preparing my meals. The smells emanating from my cooking were pure heaven and not only did they smell fantastic but they also tasted so delicious. I was pleasantly enjoying this detox side effect.
Then as the days and weeks passed I wasn’t so diligent with my eating habits and now almost a month later I am back to where I started. L
Only this time I have noticed that I am having a lot of GI issues that I never had before. Heartburn, upset stomach, feeling bloated and…. Hmmm, let’s just say the rest is TMI but you can imagine. L It hasn’t been fun and neither has the weight gain.
While I am not going to do the juice detox again I do need to make some drastic changes so I can reset my body to where it was. I don’t like feeling the way I’ve been feeling for the past two weeks.
Question is what? What do I do? Do a 21-day eat clean program, Paleo, or do Whole30?
I do not know but come this Sunday changes will be made.