Went to Ithaca on Saturday to shop for the Cleanse. I decided not to wait till February as I had originally planned, because after almost a week without sugar, caffeine and alcohol I felt more than ready.
Started shopping for all the permitted foods at Wegmans and finished at Green Star. Bought every vegetable in existence from avocado to zucchini–except the ones not allowed: potatoes, eggplant, corn, tomatoes and peppers.
One observation? You have to be rich to be really healthy. The book warned that the cost of the food on this cleanse (all organic) would triple your weekly food bill, and I’d say that’s about right.
Here’s most of it before I put it away:
(The chia seeds are coming in the mail.)
I thought this would be hard, but it’s surprisingly easy! I actually LIKE eating like this. You have 2 liquid meals and one solid meal a day. The liquid meals are in the morning and at night and the solid meal is at lunch time. So for example, yesterday morning I juiced 6 carrots, 2 celery stalks, one apple and 2 leaves of kale. For lunch I had a chicken stirfry with onions, garlic, rappi, daikon radish and zucchini over kasha with green beans. Then for “dinner” a smoothie consisting of almond milk, coconut water, avocado, kale and mango.
I know, I know, it sounds uh, kinda gross, but it was delicious. No, really.
There is a 12 hour “fast” involved, which is simply not to eat after dinner. So I finished my smoothie at 7 PM and ate my breakfast at 7 AM.
And that’s basically the plan for the next 5 days, and then I will evaluate and possibly continue on for another 2 weeks.
I feel soft and focused and serene. My energy level–no, it’s not the “level” of my energy, it’s the “quality” that’s different. It feels like a lower vibe, but it’s really a “different” vibe. I’m not as time-freaked, for example, not as concerned about how many hours there are in the day and how I’ll never get it all done.
I like this feeling. So we’ll see. This is the end of Day 2. Stay tuned.
Oh, and here’s the puzzle, day 7: