Cleanse Cheat Day! Day 6

This is the day I cheated! I had plans with friends to watch football while sharing dinner. Before arriving at my friend’s, I pondered how to find balance between being a polite guest by eating what was served while maintaining my cleanse diet. To support myself I brought carrots to...

Creative Meals for a Cleanse Day, 5

Day 5 Friday – I’m settling into cleansing. My thoughts are focused on creating interesting fruit and vegetable meals instead of feeling disappointed that comforting oatmeal isn’t on the menu right now.  Breakfast – Sweet Potato “toast”, yesterday’s smoothie mango, carrot, and banana smoothie with sweet potato "toast" The sweet...

Smoothies, Left Overs, and Soft Taco Shells, Oh my! Cleanse, Day 4

The troubling repeated theme is I eat when I’m not hungry. Surprised at how often I’m needlessly noshing. After the cleanse, I’ll look more deeply at what emotions I’m eating and why. Ouch! Yummy smoothie contents Breakfast - smoothie; Dole mango, banana, and carrots. Added grapes and orange juice as...

Cleanse Discoveries, Day 3

After eating a hearty dinner last night, I wasn’t hungry for an early breakfast. Thru the cleanse, I’m realizing I eat due to boredom or needing comfort. It’s both a troubling and important realization. As I continue to cleanse, I’m routinely checking in with my emotions before I eat. Since...

Starving and Comfort Front and Center, Day 2 Cleanse

Yesterday’s healthy start leads to a filling day 2 of the cleanse. Breakfast- Smoothie ; added mint to yesterday’s tropical smoothie All the veggie soup ingredients in the post awaiting the veggie broth! Lunch- veggie soup, homemade with onions, asparagus, mushrooms, peppers, bay leaves, celery, rosemary, roasted garlic, veggie stock...