Today is my 3rd day of cleansing and so far – so good! I have had a headache for the past two days, but nothing unbearable. I’ve suffered from migraine due to an issue in my neck/spine since I was little. These are no comparison to what I have experienced so I am nowhere near complaining! I haven’t been able to decide if the headache is caffeine related (as I have now gone for 72 hours without ANY caffeine) or if it is the toxins moving out of my body! Regardless, I’m sticking to my diet and not going to let a little headache bring down my spirits!
I did a lot of grocery shopping last night. I realized that it will be a lot harder than I thought it would be to avoid all the foods I’m not able to eat. I don’t believe in eliminating ALL bad foods, as this 21 days is a long time, and rationally speaking, if you cut EVERYTHING out, you will not be able to complete the cleanse and diet. Maybe that isn’t true for everyone, but I think it is true for me. If I cut out everything at one time, I wouldn’t be able to last very long. So for now, I’m focussing on making sure that I don’t consume any empty carbs (sweets, sugar, soda, alcohol, white bread, etc) and ultra-pastuerized dairy products (milk, cheeses (except feta, mozzarella, and blue), and butter). Luckily, my mom makes Ghee butter and I may try that in the 2nd week. I’m also using coconut milk and greek yogurt, especially in my smoothies.
I think that all the fruits and vegetables will be easy for me to consume. It just will be hard to go out for dinner with friends. Like last night, I went out to one of my favorite restaurants with two of my good friends. I ordered a big salad, which was delicious, but when it came around for dessert – they both ordered delicious looking desserts, while I ordered a decaf chai tea (no cream or sugar)! It was hard for the first few bites, but I felt great after dinner! I was proud of myself for staying strong and not giving in to temptations.
Over the next few days, I’ll be doing some cooking and will post pictures and recipes for the things I create. I’m thinking of a delicious veggie soup with some rice noodles, beans, and some asian coleslaw (no mayo – just vinegar!).