When I was 13 I began to smoke marijuana. After several years of using Marijuana, I began to experiment with harder drugs like cocaine and meth. These substances took hold of me quickly and when I was 19 I had a bad meth habit. My life went downard when I decided to fund my addiction by selling drugs. I was in a vicious trap of selling drugs just to be able to use them.
I ended up being arrested and served time for drug related charges and I also was bouncing in and out of recovery programs. I managed to get a job after being released from jail, but I found myself living with my parents after being let go from that job.
I’m happy to share with you today that I have been clean and sober for 10 years and am living a healthy and fulfilling life. I exercise, work on my business, and practice gratitude daily to keep myself on the right path. If you have decided to choose sobriety, I commend you! It’s not an easy decision to make, and I have certainly struggled during my own journey to sobriety.
Today, I am happy to announce that I am 10 years clean and living a healthy and productive life. I exercise regularly, I am fully committed to making my business succeed, and I practice gratitude on a daily basis to keep myself on the right path.
The first couple of days and weeks are unquestionably the toughest. You will face your demons and constantly fight temptation. Reaching sobriety and a healthy lifestyle is a lot easier if you provide yourself with the correct tools and knowledge. That is why I have prepared a list below of essential foods to eat during your drug detox.
These are foods that I have personally found to be extremely helpful during my experience getting sober and I know they will make the burden of detoxing a little less painful if you try them out.
Fruit & Vegetables
In my journey to sobriety, I learned that any addiction will lead to deficiencies in iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. During your substance detox, it is important to restore your body with the necessary levels of minerals. Make sure your food intake includes these minerals as well as vitamins A, D, E, K, and B, and folic acid.
Fruits and vegetables are a great source for these vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber, which are important for any healthy body to function.
I’ve found that going through a detox requires a great deal of energy, ie. protein, and whole grains like wild or brown rice, beans, lentils, and oats, provide the perfect source for it. The body also needs protein to assist in the repair of damaged tissue, particularly in the vital organs of your heart, brain, liver and kidneys.
Another important factor in detoxing your body from drugs is energy and protein. Whole grains like brown rice, lentils, beans, and oats provide the perfect source for it. Your body will need the protein to help it repair any damaged tissue done to vital organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, and brain.
I believe it is absolutely essential to fuel your body with these types of whole grains. One of my personal favorites during my initial recovery was having a bowl of oatmeal every morning for breakfast. Starting off your day with some delicious oatmeal and a side of fruit will be enjoyable and provides your body with the energy it needs to flush out toxins and get you feeling right.
A bowl of oatmeal was my go to morning meal because it gave me a great amount of fuel for my body to start the day off right. Add a side of fruit and your body will be feeling right as it flushes out the bad toxins from your body.
During my drug detoxing experience, I can honestly say that I would not have been able to make it without a healthy diet. Do you agree with my list above? Which foods would you recommend to someone who is detoxing and why? Please let me know by leaving a comment below!