Let me start of by mentioning, I am a fairly healthy eater. I haven't touched red meat in over 15 years. I can stay away from fast food and usually don't cave in at the sight of potato chips. Sweets, on the other hand, are the ultimate weakness for me. It's safe to say I have a couple sweet teeth. But all in all, I try to pack my lunches everyday, eat salads, and consume plenty o' fiber, especially for breakfast. But nonetheless, I am diving head first into this cleanse.
Here is my reasoning behind this decision:
- to clean out the tracks & restart with a clean slate
- eliminate all foods that are labeled as 'hard to digest'
- rebalance and realign my eating habits
- increase my energy levels
- light weight loss & stabilization
The cleanse lasts for 21 days. I am not promising anything... just hoping to get through the next 3 weeks. Each day will consist of two shakes, juices, or soups as liquid meals for breakfast and dinner. Lunch will be a prepared meal, but will have certain food limitations. The cleanse does allow for light snacks, if needed, between breakfast & lunch or lunch & dinner. However, after dinner, you're done... No dessert! & No froyo! :( Not only that, but it requires a 12-hour window between your liquid dinner and liquid breakfast. Hence, the cleansing part of this cleanse.
I will keep a log of my cleanse experience throughout the 3 weeks/21-days. And I will post about the recipes and how I feel overall. I will try to keep the cleanse posts to a minimum... as I'm sure they will get a little boring to read. But this blog also serves as my personal journal to myself, so I hope to post tidbits about my days in the next few weeks. If anyone reading my blog has gone through this, or other cleanses, I would love to hear from you too. Good, bad, helpful tips, and what to expect.
Pretty sure this post is wordy enough so far. I will write again about the eat & eat-nots and the cleanse prep we've been working on (or not) over here.
Wish me luck.