It's now or never folks. And it is now! So put your big kid pants on because it's going to be a fun ride, and I'm thinking the worst just may officially be over. As I sit here drinking a bottle of water with lemon reflecting on my day today and my last five, I am so proud. I feel so glad I've been so diligent and I feel like I have such a huge support system who will make this process so much more rewarding and successful. Having received nice notes from friends following along and many words of encouragement from The Conscious Cleanse group on Facebook I have gained motivation and even more inspiration.
The teleseminar taught me a lot about how important the process is and fascinating statistics about the human body, how it works, and why foods affect it. I discovered that in fact I should not be eating dried fruit (note the asterisk on my recent post about yesterday's foods) thus I will have to adapt my nutrishus protein ball recipe to not include that...easy fix! I also learned that brown rice pasta is not part of the cleanse despite it being just brown rice flour and water. The reason is it is too processed and as Jules and Jo say, you wouldn't see brown rice pasta in nature so go for the whole food version instead, just eat the brown rice. Makes sense if you really think about it.
The cleanse is about giving your digestive system a break as 80% of your body's energy goes to digesting your food. So anything that slows that process down is just going to make you expel more energy that you could be using to go, say, dance around your kitchen! Anyways I will go more into detail about different things moving forward that I need to focus on as pertains to food pairing rules, food in general, cravings and other insights I found interesting on the teleseminar talk but I'm typing all if this on my phone so that'll have to be tomorrow when I'm back at a computer.
Thus, here's my rundown of what I ate today, day 1 of the Conscious Cleanse (man that feels good to say).
- four mini bottles of lemon water (was traveling so I got a slice of lemon and some water bottles to-go from my aunt before running our the door)
- Later...One green smoothie: 2 cups my usual greens, one lemon, one Fuji apple, ground flax seed, chia seeds, water. Made it to-go and drank it in the car. (Zuzu wanted some.. that's her little head there)
- some Mary's Gone Crackers with 2 packs Justin's maple almond butter
- Big salad from Sweet Green in DC. Kale and spinach mix with avocado, chicken, broccoli, sprouts, lemon juice, carrots, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Man it was deeelicious. I finished 3/4 of it and about two hours later ate the rest. I also drank a quart of water along with the meal.
On the teleseminar they suggested not eating past 7 so I did that today and I feel totally fine, tummy is not rumbling and I feel great.
Let me say too, that all daaaay I have felt great! And happy, and lively and energetic! I am just so excited and I don't feel scared anymore, I think I'll be a seasoned pro at this in no time. Now I just need to really focus on what the guidelines say and stick to it all. I know the next two weeks are going to be challenging , especially with interning in the city and getting back to my groove at school, but I think I may almost be better off as a result of this cleanse since I think the energy it will give me and has already been giving me will make my busy schedule more manageable. I plan to prep some meals tomorrow before I leave for school and that will definitely be a huge help.
Goodnight everyone, this time for real :)
Sweet puppy dreams,