Detox Day 3: Fluids and Raw Foods IN, 10 Times More Pee OUT

Gavins Point Dam Release, Photo by: Omaha USACE

Pee Angels!

I’ve seen you in my crystal ball, and you are doing some SERIOUS peeing! Do you love it or hate it? Well, it’s good. REALLY good. Here’s why: You’ve been dehydrated. When that happens, your body holds back water like a Dam. It thinks you’re in a drought situation, so it clings onto as many ounces as it can as a means of survival. This translates into a slower metabolism (body panic mode), inefficient kidneys, bloating, water retention, and a really bad holistic poker hand.

SO, by scarfing down tons of raw foods rich in H2O and drinking herbal tea and water all day long, every cell of your body celebrates. The Dam is lifted and away goes the bloating, body sadness, and the toxins that are purging themselves from your person while you detox. Guess I shoulda put toilet paper on the Detox shopping list!? You’ll also note that your pee is very light in color. Another reeeally good sign. You’re hanging on to the good nutrients and flushing your system of the bad. Hurray!

For more hydration excitement, check out one of my most popular posts from 2011: The Water Solution: Younger Skin, More Energy, and Less Flab.

Now for Day 3: If you’re following the Detox meal plans exactly, know that this morning’s Shamrock Smoothie is one of my absolute favorites. It’s green, it’s better than great, and you can freeze leftovers in popsicle molds or rinsed-out yogurt containers with popsicle sticks or chopsticks (strategically placed in the middle) for scrumptious frozen treats later on. Who said no dessert on the Detox? 🙂

You’re almost halfway there–Keep up the fabulous treatment you’re giving your precious body, and keep sharing your experiences! XOXO

13 thoughts on “Detox Day 3: Fluids and Raw Foods IN, 10 Times More Pee OUT

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey Martha! If you’re cold, you’re likely low on calories and losing weight. If you’re hoping to lose weight, it’s ok–add more herbal tea and warm soups to warm up. But if not, add larger servings of food, especially the warm ones 🙂 Keep me posted! XOXO Jen

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Fantastic!! You may consider making the detox days your norm if you’re feeling so good, and having “off” days for work luncheons, parties, weekend, etc. as they arise on occasion 🙂 XOXO Jen

  1. Tom BOm says:

    I’m peeing clear, pretty often since i started a 50 to 70% raw food diet the past few days. I rarely consume fruits or vegitables so the detox began within a day. Am I going to be okay?

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hi Tom, clear pee is ok as long as you’re feeling ok. It is possible to get overhydrated — you’d feel light-headed and low on energy. Be sure you’re consuming enough avocados, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains on your raw food diet along with a multivitamin as it can be easy to miss out on certain nutrients. Congrats on taking the raw plunge! – Jen

    • Jen Reilly says:

      In my experience, you’re drinking A LOT of fluids during a detox so your urine should be a very pale yellow, and you should be going #2 regularly as well. Not sure about that specific detox though! – Jen

  2. Victoria says:

    Hi Jen, I am on Day 3 of the detox and I actually seem to have LESS energy…I am sleeping more and even had to take a nap yesterday afternoon. I am also desperately craving toast and almost jacked the whole thing this morning so I could have a piece! Also, I have not lost any weight since the detox began. Any thoughts?
    PS loved the Shamrock Smoothie!!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey Victoria! I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner! How did it all turn out? It’s normal to have a little less energy during days 1-4, but usually things turn around after that. Part of that downed energy is because your body is working hard to clear toxins. Let me know how it all went and if you made it through all 7 days. – xo Jen

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