Sunday, May 8, 2011

goodbye oats, hello smoothies

The decision has been made... The bird & I are starting the Clean cleanse on Monday. I am sick with nerves. and hungry already. and really going to miss my oats.

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 
    Even though I claim to eat 'healthy,' there are certainly things I would change about my diet. Such as the sweets. I am also looking forward to cleansing out any bad toxins from foods I currently eat that may not necessarily work for me. I am also looking forward to structuring my eating. I am such a snacker. And feel like I generally eat more than I need to... healthy or not.

    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.


    Sarah said...

    You are a braver woman than I-I'll look forward to reading your recipes though and seeing how the cleanse goes!!

    briarrose said...

    Wow that is a long time will feel great after it's all said and done I bet. :)

    Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

    best of luck! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts as the cleanse progresses

    Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

    Oh wow.... you are determined and that's what I really need to even lose my weight... Good luck and let us know the progress and result. Thank you for visiting my site, and I'm glad I found yours!

    Julie {love, julie} said...

    Wow! I am always so impressed when people even attempt something like this!!

    Anne said...

    I love that I just found you on Day ONE! I am super interested in this! I too eat very healthy and in fact ofent make smoothies and eat kale and salmon and all of the good things- but I ruin it with caffeine, and cupcakes and treats with my 4 year old. I am totally going to follow and see if I can try this too!

    I love that you are publicly documenting and sharing this experience as well as the information and how tos !
    I found you from your Pinterest comment on Breakfast at Toast!

    michelle {the lively kitchen} said...

    I'm intrigued. Where did this cleanse originate? Is it from a book? Or person? I look forward to reading about your thoughts and experience when the 21 days are over.