I'm on day 5 of my cleanse.
I bought this cleanse months ago.
You see, I bought it and knew that I had to mentally prepare for a change in diet.
That was one of the main reason for doing this cleanse. My eating habits had gone in the toilet.
I liked this cleanse because you are encouraged to eat as much as you want. The goal is not to starve yourself.
Except the foods you can eat are fresh fruits and veggies (organic/pesticide free of course), lean protein (chicken/fish - free range, wild caught, organic), rice, nuts, etc.
Nothing processed or pre-packaged. No sugar. No caffeine. No gluten - which means no pasta, bread or oats. No dairy, except eggs and clarified butter.
I used to eat this way and I felt really good, but life changed. It got hectic and I fell back to some bad eating habits. Not terrible - still healthy compared to the SAD (Standard American Diet) way of life.
But I was feeling tired a lot. I was having skin problems. Digestive issues.
I know that this cleanse would force me to break my bad habits.
The main bad habit was eating with my head and not my body.
You see our minds don't need food.
Our body does.
Yet we are all programmed to eat with our eyes and our mind, regardless of how it feels in our body.
Most people don't even check in with their body to see if it likes the fuel being provided - yes, what you eat is literally fuel for every single body function. The majority of which we know nothing about and aren't even aware they are happening.
If we do check in, then it's normal to feel the 'itis.
It's normal to feel so full we want to burst.
Normal means everything is OK, right?
Normal simply means doing what the majority do and accepting that as so - for good or bad. After all, it was once normal to shun any colored person who entered a white establishment.
When we tune into our body, we can better nurture it with what it needs....which is likely not what our mind tells us.
You see I was HUNGRY the first two days on this cleanse. I had plenty of options to eat, but MY MIND rejected them. My mind wanted the sandwich and the fettucine. Scrambled eggs and bacon.
Our body, thanks to eating with our mind, can also literally become addicted to sugar and caffeine. Guess what has sugar? Pretty much everything. I was pretty good about limiting my sugar intake, but I loved my daily coffee.
My mind wanted my morning cup of coffee. My mind did not want to eat celery with almond butter. My mind had NO idea how to cook the variety of veggies I had purchased because my mind was so used to having the food already served for me. (Yes, I was a frequent GrubHub user).
I had to literally retrain my mind to prepare the foods I had on hand. I had to get creative with the fresh herbs that were recommended. I had to check in with my body to see if I was hungry or thirsty. I began checking in with my body to see how I felt after I ate. Did I want more? Was I satiated? Did I get congested or bloated? How did I feel? If I was still hungry, I would ask my body what it wanted - fruit or veggie? Nuts?
This way of eating is so much better because I'm truly honoring my body with the fuel it requires to get me through the day - which are usually very busy and nonstop from 7A until 10P.
What's your diet like? Have you ever checked in with your body to see what it needs or requires? Or have you been eating out of habit - both learned and acquired - from your mind?
If you would like to tap more into the wisdom of your body, I've got something special brewing. I'll be unveiling it in the next few weeks.
Until then -
Sending Love to Your Sweet Body!
PS: If you would like to learn more about this cleanse, shoot me a message and I'll send you the information.
I tried to fit in to this reality; I did everything I was 'supposed' to do: went to college, got a job, bought a house. And I was absolutely miserable. It was went I lost everything that I found the greatest gift. I found myself. I went back to my roots and explored all things 'hooey,' weird, and 'out there.' I embraced my psychic gifts and started using my intuition again, which allowed me to re-discover the magic and mystery that does exist in this life (when we are brave enough to embrace it).