Yesterday was the first day in a few weeks that at some point in the day I didn’t get a bloaty belly. That’s good. I suppose I feel a little cleaner, but I am still confused at how so much sugar via fruit (albeit natural sugar) can be great.
Last night while I already had the blender out and making a mess for dinner, I blended up my breakfast and lunch smoothies. Once prepared, they are good for 24 hours. It definitely helped in the hustle bustle of the morning.
I started out with the Daybreak smoothie. I wasn’t really feeling the need for anything else.
I was ready for a snack around 10am. I had an apple. I would have preferred a huge cup of coffee and ten blueberry pancakes with syrup (but perhaps that comes from being blessed with a visit from Aunt Flo.)
At 11am I needed more snacks and had some daikon and cucumber slices. I was also dying for the taste of coffee and since my throat is feeling less sore and could handle it, I went for a cup of decaf. I don’t know if that’s a big deal or not.
For lunch I had a big salad (romaine, spring mix, tomatoes, snap peas, cucumbers) and an Into the Blue Smoothie. It’s my least favorite. I feel like its consistency is different. It definitely thickened up after being refrigerated overnight and at Dayjobland, so I diluted it with water and splash of 100% apple juice. I drank it much faster. I think with this flavor, I need to make it as watery as possible.
I wondered if today would break me. I felt quite hefty as only Aunt Flo can make a girl do and just wanted some warm food.
I thought I would be craving salt like mad, but not really. I am craving steamed kale crisped with a little olive oil and some toast. Maybe I am not as over-salted as I thought. If anything this cleanse will make me want MORE salt or give me a sugar dependence. It’s so sweet.
After doing a ton of walking to and from an appointment, I needed a little nourishment before going to workout and popped 6 raw cashews.
Dinner was a big salad (romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash) followed by a Joyful Smoothie (with added frozen strawberries)
7am Day break smoothie and hot tea
11am Daikon and cucumber slices, decaf coffee
12pm Into the Blue Smoothie and Big Salad
5:30pm Raw Cashews
8pm Big Salad
9pm Joyful Smoothie
Hot tea and water throughout the day.
Exercise for this week is:
Tuesday Strength Boxing
Friday Cardio Step Up
I don't feel deprived necessarily since I can eat, but I miss cooked food and bread. I am not quite noticing a huge difference.