Okay, "detox" is a bit of an exaggeration. Because no, I won't be juicing every meal, cutting out all sugar, eating only raw, or attempting any other feats of willpower that constitute true detoxes. I am going on a mini-mission to cleanse my diet. I've developed a bad cookie-a-day + sugar/caffeine cocktails habit, and I've been saying "I'll eat healthier tomorrow!" for quite a few tomorrows on end. So I decided today is the day when I start following through. I had a trio of fruits for breakfast along with coffee (don't be fooled, there's no sugar in that Starbucks mug!) and (later) a homemade granola bar.
In blogging about beauty and skincare, it seems necessary to mention that a healthy diet is my number one most important key to feeling and looking my best. No matter how many times people have dismissed the link between diet and acne, I truly feel that my skin is clearer if I cut back on "empty calories" and eat more fresh, natural ingredients. I also just live better when I eat healthfully... I have more energy and fewer cravings.
I've never followed a strict diet, and I personally don't believe in counting calories, but I do feel the need every so often to be more conscientious about what I put into my body. The main (only) rule I follow is kind of a no-brainer: less of the bad, more of the good. I'm looking forwarding to raiding the aisles of Whole Foods and trying some vegan dessert recipes. After all, I'll still need my chocolate fix! Anyone else trying to eat more healthfully?