So yesterday I mentioned starting this 21-day cleanse. I had wanted to try something of this sort probably a year or so ago, but wasn't really sure how to go about doing it. Now almost a year later I came across this book
so after ordering it, I thought it was a good plan and I'd give it a go! So today was Day 1. Let me preface by also saying the author mentions things such as meditation, etc. etc. (which I've totally skipped over and ignored). I just wanted a meal plan and a list of what to eat--without feeling I'm starving myself. On and off I've had some stomach issues--not as bad as some I know, but enough to cause me to be uncomfortable at times with things I'm eating. And now being in my mid-30s I am realizing (especially after baby #3) weight doesn't fall off one as quickly as it did 4-5 years ago. And I know for the most part I've lost it, but I could stand to loose a little more so my clothes just would fit better. And I exercise, but I know my "eating" plays such a role too. So my love for sugar, sweets, breads, etc. has to be put on hold--and maybe I'll feel better and jump start some better eating patterns after not having them for 21 days---or so I'm hoping! The main 5 things she says you are cutting out is...
*Sugar--not gonna lie, it's gonna be hard
*Caffeine--probably not too bad as years ago I switched my coffee to decaf, with the exception of occasional teas
*Animal products (meat, dairy, fish)--going to be interesting as well
*Alcohol--not too big of a deal since I don't have it all that often either
So today on day 1 this is what I've had, and so far so good (she has lots of recipes in her book--things I've maybe not prepared or had before, but at least lots of choices!).
Breakfast--oatmeal with blueberries and a little agave nectar and our "green Lemonade" from our juicer
AM snack--nuts and dried berries (though I'm not sure if the dried raisins, etc. are "allowed" so I may not eat them again)
Lunch--White Bean soup, hummus and raw carrots
PM snack--Apple & popcorn
Dinner--Black bean veggie burger (not bad--had some flavor to it), roasted asparagus, and a sweet potato
So all in all I feel pretty satisfied. But it's only day 1, so we'll see how the rest of the week goes!