I don’t know where that voice came from, but it clearly said “I’m going to eat!” It was Day 5 of the 7-day cleanse, and I was headed to a party. I wasn’t feeling hungry and I wasn’t feeling particularly deprived or desparate. I was getting plenty of nutrition from the broth and green juices. I think I got bored. When I heard that voice I didn’t know if it was my head or my body speaking to me but I listened, I acted, and I survived.
I don’t know what there is about a long cleanse – but I tend to peter out faster than some. I don’t feel too guilty about it so that’s a good sign, I think. Maybe my body has a set point for how many days I can successfully cleanse? Dunno.
The most interesting piece is how I will move forward from here. I’ve made a list of eating rules. Here are several items I’m planning to include or minimize in my daily healthy eating plan:
tons of vegetables and fruits
organic, free-range, hormone-free, cage-free
minimize processed foods
minimize sugar and white flour
minimize coffee and alcohol
This will definitely take planning and determination. I’ll shoot for 100% but follow the 80/20 rule. Eat at least 80% whole foods.
If you quit a nutritional cleanse before it was officially over, how would you feel about it?