My fiancé posted a link on Facebook at 5am this morning about coming to terms with your own mortality. Naturally, I commented “why were you online at that time of the morning” but what I really wanted to ask him was why was he reading that at 5 in the morning. I clicked the link and read the post, and then the comments. It then had me thinking about death.
Désiré’s Word Vomit
Okay, two weeks ago, I (finally) got my braces put in, and I must say that there are things that I wish I knew about before.
No, you can’t eat this.. or that… or that.. or that… :
Before you get them in, know that your diet is going to change. Chances of you eating anything you normally eat are slim. I admittedly cheated and have had little pieces of lamb chops and bread in between, but very carefully. Stick to mashed potatoes, and soups, or you’ll pay, dearly.. at 3am, when you think your teeth are going to fall out.. (oh I know that all too well)
Invest in Lip Balm
Before you go in to get your braces put in, or to do any work after, coat your lips with lip balm. It will really help with the drying out, and prevent them from cracking up and bleeding. Also, coat some on before bed. Your lips might dry out and crack during the night too.
You’re engaged! Now it’s time to plan your dream wedding, but where do you begin? Venue, cake, dress, guest list, caterer, bar, and the list goes on. But, there are many things that the blushing bride will forget, and in many cases, not know, when it comes to planning an event as grand as a wedding. Hiring a wedding planner is a difficult decision, not to mention, for some, expensive. But for many, they are an immense help on your wedding day.
Detoxification happens at different levels during a juice fast. The first week is the hardest bit, and then everything is downhill from there. This is an estimation of how the body detoxes, but please note that no two humans were created equal, and this will differ in each person, since you have an interaction of medication, environment, past diets, health, etc. Also, do not let this discourage you. Some people experience very little symptoms, and some experience more than what’s mentioned here.
The following stages were written by Tom McGregor, author of Eating in Freedom.
Stage 1 (Day 1 To Day 2)
On the first day of fasting, the blood sugar level drops below 70 mg/dl. To restore the blood to the normal glucose level, liver glycogen is converted to glucose and released into the blood. This reserve is enough for half a day. The body then reduces the basal metabolic rate (BMR). The rate of internal chemical activity in resting tissue is lowered to conserve energy. The heart slows and blood pressure is reduced. Glycogen is pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. The first wave of cleansing is usually the worst.