Hello, friends! Checking in with another cleanse update. Today, for some reason or another, I felt in a bit of a funk. I’m not sure if it was an effect from the cleanse or what, but I’ve really struggled with feeling edgy, tense and emotional.
We are reading the book, The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, which is serving as a guide for our cleanse, and in the book the author cautions that during the first few days we may feel some strange emotional effects as our body adjusts to the removal of so many familiar ingredients. I can’t tell if I feel the way I do because I’ve been expecting to feel this way or because I really am struggling with the elimination of many staples in my diet, mainly gluten and dairy. I also find myself worrying about Joe and making sure that he is getting balanced nutrition and enjoying the cleanse rather than dreading it. Does that sound silly? Maybe. But I want us both to enjoy the next few weeks rather than feel like we are sogging through.
Additionally, I’ve really been finding that my stomach is struggling with adjusting to the high amount of lentils and beans that we are consuming in addition to the fiber-rich berries and leavy greens that are served with many of our meals. I feel like I’m on a bit of a fiber overload. Hopefully my body adjusts to things in the next week or so.
On to today’s eats:
1/2 cup rolled oats (made with water, stevia and cinnamon)
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1 medium banana
Decaf coffee with almond milk
Mint herbal tea
Bite of trail mix (just fruits and nuts)
Rice, black beans and kale with olive oil (leftovers from last night)
1/2 avocado, chopped and served atop the rice and black beans
Water with lime
3/4 cup canned pumpkin with cinnamon and stevia
1 tablespoon creamy natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Met my friend Emily at Starbucks and ordered a tall Refresh tea latte with soy
5 lentil meatballs (made with lentils, onions, mushrooms and ground flax seed)
3/4 cup marinara sauce
Roasted asparagus with olive oil
Small bowl of cashew cream with cinnamon
1 cup almond-coconut milk