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Chris & I are trying to “eat Clean” for 21 days… If you follow me on instagram you know that it’s been really hard for me.
There have been tears.
Which is silly.
At the end of the 21 days, I plan on writing more about the experience but I was thinking I could share a bit about how we got here and document my feelings about the past 11 days.
Chris started reading the book, Clean.
After he finished the book, he came to me and asked if I would do the 21 day cleanse with with him : it is a smoothie/juice for breakfast, healthy lunch, 2 snacks & smoothie/soup/juice for dinner.
I was really hesitant. I just love dr peppers, bread and chocolate and wasn’t really looking to do something like this. We watched the movie “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and then a few days later I decided to give it a try.
I figured I could make it through one day & I could always quit tomorrow.
The first 3 days were awful. Truly awful. The fourth day was the first that I could tell a difference. The caffeine headaches were going away. I was/am slowly craving bread and coke less and less.
Today is day 11. I am not going to say it’s just a piece of cake for me now. Saturday we took the kids to a birthday party and they were serving hotdogs, mac n cheese, dr pepper, birthday cake, potato salad. That was hard for me to refuse. But I know it’s worth it. I have learned a ton about cooking and substituting foods over the past week.
A few things that have saved me: gluten free soy sauce, almond butter, green tea & chocolate almond milk. (I am not even sure that last one is on the “allowed” list but I drink it anyways)
I also have cheated some. I was starving one day and ate 2 huge bowls of oat meal with brown sugar in them which probably ruined the whole thing… but I was back on track today! The very first night I cheated and ate a few spoonfuls of peanut butter :).
I also started a pinterest board “clean eating” if you are curious as to what those meals look like!
Anyone have anything to share on cleanses, juicing, clean eating? Please share! I would absolutely love to hear your experience. Any encouragement? Does it get easier and easier?
I am Casey Leigh. I love to share my life through this little blog. When you stop by you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, loss... with touches of art, creative inspiration, fashion, projects & things I love along the way. My gift to you, our story...