Sunday, February 26, 2017

Post-Detox Feeding


The most important thing before starting a detox is to fully empty your colon. And you could find online tens of different ways to do it - natural or with medications. I would say - choose whatever works for you, as what matter is that when you start the cleansing process, there is nothing left inside to rot, ferment or otherwise bother you.
No less important is to choose the right feeding after you've finished the detox. You need to understand that you can't start eating everything right after you've been on juicing (or any other kind of diet). You need to gradually add in different foods, so that your body would be able to digest them in the best possible way. I'd advise you on beginning with some raw foods, and after a few days, adding slowly other, more complicated dishes.
I will share now what I ate the first week, after I finished the 5-day juicing detox:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Post-winter Detox


Have you ever wondered why most of the detoxing, cleansing, fasting programmes start in February? I have. Not that I have a clear answer, but I think an idea has started to form in my mind. After all the cold winter months, during which one would mainly eat, drink and build depots full of toxins, February brings the hope of new life, slightly better temperatures, reminder of the soon coming spring and how you'd have to wear all the revealing cloths again... Now is the best time to get prepared for the new life and get rid of all the bad stuff you stuffed yourself with ;)
Since 2011 I've been trying to do at least one detox a year. At least 2-3 days long. For my first and Full Detox Programme you can read following the link. Typically I'd prepare everything myself, as I have bought a very good cold pressing juicer and smoothie maker, and a few books with fascinating recipes. But somehow this year I wasn't feeling quite motivated for all of this. So, instead of skipping my detox, I've decided to try something new. I've found this amazing new company,

Friday, February 3, 2017

Galabo


I haven't really liked a Bulgarian song in years. Maybe since the times of KariZma. But it's obvious for me, that to fully appreciate a song, it has to be written in your native language. The lyrics, sometimes, speak directly to your heart, and even stronger than the music. And when lyrics so powerful are combined with a touching music, and the vocals are clear and strong, the result is magical.
I have also tried to translate the lyrics into English, but it was difficult, once because it's a love poem, and second - because they've used the traditional Bulgarian folklore style.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year Resolutions

I've been thinking recently, why do we need to believe that our life could magically turn around to better starting a New Year? Is that some code imprinted in our genes, or is it just something we need to help us go through our lives, without losing hope?
I was trying to count down the instances when my life had dramatically changed with the beginning of a New Year, and I’ve actually counted a few occasions - 15 years ago when I quit smoking for good, 10 years ago, when I started a diet and lost all the extra weight I gained after quitting smoking, and once, when I met a man during a NY celebration and with whom I felt madly in love.
Still, if I am to draw a line, most often than not, a New Year would not give me any