I am in detox mode: freezing cold hands, slightly oily skin, moody, sleeping oh so deeply. But, I also feel healthy and like I'm actually getting nutrients. Compared with the Lemonade Diet, which lasts a minimum of 10 days and makes you dream about food because you're literally starving, this is much easier. I've added a couple of small things to the routine that increase my calories a tiny bit, but I don't think they will affect my overall weight loss:
<li>I'm having coffee. Bret and I have officially made the switch from Silk vanilla creamer to unsweetened almond milk in our coffee. It is tres delicious. After Thursday, I will be adding Truvia and cinnamon to said coffee for ultimate yum factor.</li>
<li>I'm taking my greens and chia powders still. Together they add close to 100 calories, but I believe they are well worth it, as the chia gives me EFA's and the greens give me iron. I take the cacao Amazing Grass with a scoop of ground chia seeds in about 6-8oz water.</li>
<li>I snack on a LOT of carrots at night. I am starving at night and they are delicious. But seriously, who gets plump eating an extra cup or two of raw carrots?</li>
Monday I was good and went to spin class for exercise. Yesterday I took the evening off in favor of rest. I got my grocery list together for post-cleanse, as I will not have time to shop tomorrow night. Lots of good stuff. The list is pricey but I think with a little bit of smart looking I can bargain shop a lot of it.
Today, my cleanse foods taste wonderful. I prepared the eggs omelet style and they were fluffy and filling. The apple and cinnamon snack tasted super sweet. Even my greens and chia mixture tasted great, which they never have before. I think my body is beginning to crave all of the nutrients and antioxidants in my foods.