Today is Day 15 of my Juice (and smoothie) cleanse.
I still feel amazing.
After many conversation about the process of transitioning out of a detox, I have decided that today will be my last day of only juice. Tomorrow I will re-incorporate solid foods into my diet.
When I initially embarked on this journey, I was planning to do 20 days. I'm cutting myself 5 days short because I realized that I can't go back to "normal" after nearly 3 weeks without food. In order to maintain the benefits of this detox, it is crucial that I make this transition slowly and carefully.
On Friday I head to New Orleans. I want to be able to eat what I want to eat and not feel sick. Giving myself a few days for recovery is probably not enough, but I'm making a compromise. Will I dive immediately into fried foods and meat? Absolutely not. And honestly, that's not what I'm craving right now.
I am excited to eat raw foods and continue to feel the benefits of my cleanse why simultaneously chewing. I have learned to be more aware of the food I want and what I feel like I need. For example, yesterday I took a spin class and had a smoothie and a green juice afterwards. Around 9pm, I needed something hearty, creamy, a little sweet. I grabbed a Black Label. Without spin, I probably could have just gone for another green juice (maybe something with fruit), but I knew I needed the sustenance of the almonds and coconut oil in Black Label.
Next post I'll detail all my pros/cons/thoughts/musings/diatribes on my cleanse. Spoiler Alert: I would do this again!!!
Most importantly, Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you enjoy your chips, guacamole, TACOS, and margaritas.