Jenny’s diary: 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse, DAY FIVE & SIX
Coming into the weekend I must admit I was nervous of the cleanse. One of my regular weekend treats is a glass of wine or two on a Friday or Saturday night so I was interested to see how this was going to go along with other social commitments we had.
Day five started with a great breakfast again and I started to notice feeling a lot better and not as tired which was surprising considering it was the last day of a busy week!
I was excited to try the ‘salad in a jar’ as well since I didn’t do this last cleanse. I had a lot of fun filling mine with tuna, capers, grated beetroot and carrot, red cabbage, sprouts and spinach. It was surprisingly filling (mind you my jar was rather large) and I loved that all I had to do was tip it onto a plate and then dig in! And food in a jar is so much cooler than food in a container! My jar was just a reused one I had at home.
I was surprise that night when we had dinner a little later and I wasn’t really hungry since my salad had kept me full. Also that night I went out but was fine with just having water! I even surprised myself and didn’t feel like I was missing out at all. Remember social functions are about connecting with others and the drink or food is an added bonus.
Day six I felt even better – my energy levels were up and I was feeling great. That day we had too of my favourite meals, the goddess bowl with falafels and also the crusted fish. My goddess bowl was tasty as and included grated carrot and beetroot, spinach, sprouts, peas, falafel and lemon rind. I also made homemade green hummus that we do regularly. This is just chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and any greens you have around – we find it a great way to add an extra way to get veggies into ourselves and also our little girl who loves hummus!
That night with the crusted fish I must admit, I would have loved a glass of wine. It was the first time I really ‘craved’ or ‘felt’ like something that I couldn’t have during the cleanse so I was impressed by this and easily able to pass it by. The other time was that night when we were watching a movie, my husband and I usually like to have a homemade treat – this is usually a concoction I make from nut butter, cacao, vanilla, cinnamon and other bits and pieces I have in the cupboard. Although this is always a ‘healthy treat’ it can become quite habitual and more nights that one during the week which isn’t necessary. Instead I enjoyed a nice cup of peppermint tea and that hit the spot.
With only one day left I am amazed at the way I feel – for someone who eats healthily anyway I have been impressed with the changes I have noticed and love that my jeans are not so snug. It will be a bit weird to be finishing and I will definitely have to think of a plan about ‘coming off’ the cleanse as last time I noticed my body struggling a bit. One more day!
Remember the cleanse is running for all of September to it is not too late to join me!
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