Whew! I made it through the entire Cleanse! Yippee! This week was the hardest I think. Probably because I was so close to being done. And maybe because my hubby has decided to have an evening snack of toast every night this week. Aagghh. The smell of toast every night was almost more than I could take. That might be the first thing I decide to eat. No maybe pizza. Or maybe a steak and baked potato. No, I know what. Some of my friend Ruth’s famous salsa, which she gave me a jar of this month, only I couldn’t have any so it is just waiting for me to open the jar and dig in. Yummm.
But that isn’t the way I should be thinking. I should be remembering how good I feel with my new and improved diet. How nice it is to be eating healthy every day, and losing weight (a total of 14 pounds – woo hoo), and being healthy in general. I don’t need to eat a bunch of that other stuff. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t indulge once in a while. 🙂
Now my body has reset itself (at least that was the intent of the Cleanse) and feels and looks better. Dr. Junger recommends adding the restricted foods back in one at a time to see if there are any adverse reactions to them. This way you know if you have a sensitivity or even an allergy to particular foods. Lots of people do have sensitivities. I’ve never really felt that I had such sensitivities and certainly no allergies, but you never know I guess. I’m not entirely sure I can add foods back in one at a time and wait for a few days to see if my body reacts. That seems to be tortuous. Well that might be too strong a word, but it seems like it might be more than I can commit to.
What did I learn? I learned that I can do anything that I set my mind to, even if it seems difficult at the onset. I learned that eating healthy on a daily basis is really quite easy to do. I learned that I am not necessarily hungry even when I think I am. I learned that a glass of water or cup of hot tea will often assuage those hunger pangs. And I learned that making healthy smoothies is a great way to have a meal without having to actually cook (that works for me!).
What are you doing to stay healthy?