May 3, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
I woke up today with some intense energy, I wanted to dance, work out, laugh, draw, make my breakfast smoothie everything at once! The birds were singing even though it is raining and the sky was grey, almost like it would never be blue again. Yet I was happy and found beauty in it all.
Day 2 of Phase 1 is 100 times easier than the first day. The first day of liquids only on any cleanse can be the worse, even the second time around. Day 2 it’s much easier to understand when and why you will be hungry. There is a better understanding of your mind, what time you should work out, eat, be social and so on to help keep your energy level up and your temptations down.
I started off my day with a good ole solo dance party in my room and yoga. When I got home I made Ani’s Simple Strawberry Shake for breakfast. This time around I used hemp protein instead of nuts (just one tablespoon) and because this changes the texture, more liquidy than the nuts would have made it, I used half a cup fresh strawberries, half a cup frozen and 4 ice cubes. The shake was exactly what I needed after a good workout. If you are trying to loss a significant amount of weight doing this Fat Blast consider using hemp protein or flax instead of nuts, it’s another way of cutting corners with fats. I used the “Squeaky Cleaner” in this one and did find myself having a healthy elimination around two hours later.
Today’s planned snack was a Apple Green Mar-Tea-Ni with the “Squeaky Cleaner.” I remember last time this drink was too liquidy yet chunky at the same time. So I made a point of chopping up the romaine better and more uniform. I did not blend the drink for as long as I did last time either. The second time around I feel like I have a better grasp on how long to blend things up and what should have frozen fruits.
Lunch was Ginger Soup with the “Squeaky Cleaner” the boost is a must with this soup otherwise it is super plain. Marvelous Minestrone was for dinner, if you are looking to increase your omega’s or get something in you to help you poop use the “Squeaky Cleaner” in this one. It really will help and it doesn’t have much of a taste in the soup.
Please don’t forget to not eat past 7pm! This was extremely difficult for me when I first started this cleanse but I could actually feel a difference in my body just after a few days of following this rule. I think it might be one of the reasons why I am sleeping better and my stomach has been feeling healthy. Your stomach will have more time to break everything down before you sleep. If you find yourself having cravings or still feeling hungry make a half batch of the soup (if time permits). Or drink water or tea, if you are thirsty your stomach will sometimes feel like it is hungry. I ate extra early tonight because I have something to do later that will conflict with this rule.
My skin is clearing up, my energy level keeps going up and I am sleeping well too. I’ve been working out a little more this time of going through Phase 1, it helps with all of the above I think. It also helps me consume and be aware of my water intake.
What was hard for me today was when I read a conversation about raw foodies that hurt me. It is always difficult for me to be social, even though I have the personality for it, because once conversations about food/health come up I get scared. I usually just tell people I am vegan, if they seem open enough to not bash that then I will tell them I eat a raw diet. If I tell anyone before that it’s because I think they have shown some sort of understanding that relates to how I feel & think about food. Let food by thy medicine, and medicine by thy food. That’s truly how I think about it.
I did actually cry for a little bit and made sure I got in touch with a good friend that would understand before I could let it “get to me.” Yes, I know people do hurtful things like this out of fear, misunderstanding or social pressure. It hurts though. I can’t say that I’ve managed to just let it go completely. So I’m sorry if it is visible in my voice/writing 😦
Thank you all so much for stopping by my site and reading this post! It means a lot to me to see people interested especially in something that is ridiculed and feared. I look forward to hearing back from you. Please stop by tomorrow to continue my adventure! Much love ❤ and raw power 😉
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