Thurs, Feb 28
Well, so far so good! Some of you may have seen my post on Facebook that today was my first day of the Fruit Fast Cleanse as a part of the 40 Days of Transformation through the Yoga Lounge. Yeah, I’m not into diets AT ALL, but I figured I would give this a shot mainly just to try it and see if I would feel any differently doing it. I can say I’ve made it successfully through Day 1 with relatively no drama. Two more days to go! I can do it!
Now, you might be wondering what this is all about. Well, the 3-day cleanse is based on Baron Baptiste’s Book. Why would anyone do this? What are the benefits of this? Well some of the things that are supposed to happen as a result of the cleanse is to get ride of toxins, think more clearly, be less reactive, feel cleaner, etc. Well, I can definitely confirm the get rid of toxins part!!
Here is what I ate today:
1 1/2 cups cantaloupe
1/2 cup black coffee (not on program, but it is a have to for me)
1.5 small tomatoes
14 fluid oz coconut water (chocolate flavored…not sure if the chocolate part was on program, but it was for me!!)
1/4 cup raisins (on program?)
1/4 cup shelled pistachios (not on plan, but I needed protein!)
1 1/5 cups seedless red grapes
Activity: I practiced at noon for 60 minutes at JCU.
All in all I felt pretty much okay today. I did have a little bit of coffee in the am since I am not ready to decaffeinate myself anytime soon. But I noticed that in the morning my stomach felt weird and I think it was because of the caffeine. I will try to cut down even more tomorrow, but I can’t (well not willing right now) to cut it out totally right now (or probably ever). I missed my toast and almond butter, probably mostly out of habit. I got hungry at the normal times that I usually get hungry and just had a snack. Interestingly enough I found myself not able to finish the fruit that I had packed for both breakfast and lunch. I got satisfied and was able to bring it home. That seriously never happens with my normal meals. I consume what I pack and if anything bring home an extra piece of fruit (how is that for ironic!). Anyways, I didn’t feel sick at all, but a little bit tired. I practiced and felt good doing that too. I was a little anxious about dinner because I knew I wanted something warm. I was kinda craving fresh tomato soup, but I didn’t have all the stuff nor the time (90 minutes) to make soup. So, I fried up some plantains and threw some raisins on with it. Yummy!
I had planned to have a baked apple with it too, but I was full already so I may have that for a snack later. I am actually pleasantly surprised about how I don’t feel terrible doing this! I am amazed at how habitual my eating normally is. And I am amazed at how little can really fill me up when I truly am aware of what I am eating and paying attention to how my body feels. I have noticed that I’m really thirsty and need to keep drinking lots of water. I also noticed that I have had to go to the bathroom a lot – nothing out of the ordinary (is that TMI?), but I guess that is why they call it a cleanse. I’m feeling tired tonight and may go to bed early. Day 2 is tomorrow and I want to be well rested!