Again, "Why are we doing this?"
Going to the forum provided by The Green Smoothie Queen has been helpful. Others say that the headaches are from detoxing and will pass. That may be true, but it's not like I am coming off a McDonald/Soda diet. I am a healthy eater! Okay, maybe it's all the holiday sweets I had. My face is sort of breaking-out too. Detox? It's also been supportive to see that others are struggling and to hear about those that have done it before and love the benefits.
So, as you can tell, it's been hard. I think mostly because the recipes aren't that tasty, so I'm not eating that much. I was texting my sister-in-law, Anna K, yesterday and she said, "My questions is: Why the hell does food that is good for you taste so bad?" Haha. I had to laugh - she's feisty.
Not that the recipes are bad, it's just getting used to eating raw 100% of the time. Yesterday morning I made a really yummy smoothie and this recipe I will share since I made it up:
|Blueberry Crush Smoothie|
2 frozen Bananas
3 stalks Celery
1 handful frozen Blueberries
4 frozen Strawberries
Okay, so enough sour attitude. Doing this just gets me thinking of the direction I really want to go with my eating lifestyle aka diet. Honestly, I don't see myself going full-on raw and probably not even 80% raw. I think more like 70/30 or 60/40. This detox has been really great at least to see what kind of raw concoctions are possible and has proved that vegetables and fruits can go further than just salad.
My ideal "food lifestyle" is more along the lines of what Jenny teaches on her website The Nourished Kitchen. It's all about WHOLE foods, REAL foods, unprocessed foods, a limited amount of high quality animal products and, of course, lots of produce. This I can do, this is me.
Well, if it sounds like I am about to fall off the "wagon" (Green Smoothie Queen said there was no wagon, but whatever.) that just may be true. But don't judge me if I do...I am still a clean eater. I am still a good person.
I have committed to keep going until Sunday - a 7 day cleanse is great. Well, wait, you know what really gets me?! This is just the "Preparatory Week!" What is the actual 21-day detox like?! Ahhh.
What do you think? Should I keep going? (See, that's the problem, I'm not even sure why I am doing it.)
Haha. I sound like I am training to climb Mt. Everest. I am just eating a lot of veggies - but don't take this lightly...crazy things happen when you are hungry...
Well, that's all for now. I think I'll go floss, I have broccoli stuck in my teeth.