Full disclosure: I have not been feeling well for about a week. It was mostly digestive upset, and eating made me uncomfortable. I just kind of figured it would work itself out and I would go ahead with the cleanse. Unfortunately, it’s stuck around, and with the restricted food availability, I haven’t been eating much. I’m not a big eater in any circumstance, so when I say I’m not eating much, I mean probably not enough to keep a bird alive!
Breakfast: smoothie and 5 Cleanse pills
Lunch: I made soup with vegetable broth, the leftover veggies from day 1, 1/2 can diced tomatoes, and Italian seasoning (ate maybe 1 cup)
Tried to drink another smoothie in the afternoon and take more Cleanse; could only drink a very small amount. I did later have a few plantain chips with salsa.
I decided the Cleanse pills were not helping my stomach and intestinal upset, so have stopped taking them. I suppose that means I’m not fully doing the program, but my main goal was to improve my diet, so I will keep up with the food restrictions.
Day 3 (today):
I woke up feeling pretty bad…shaky, out of breath, heart pounding. I drank the smoothie and that seemed to help a little. Then I ate 1/2 a pomegranate and that helped a wee bit more. I’m guessing I just haven’t been eating enough (maybe low blood sugar?), but I still don’t feel like I really want to eat, so it’s a catch 22. I had a very small amount of salad for lunch. For supper, we had lentil chili using this recipe (I added celery, cumin, smoked paprika, and a smidge of cayenne).
In an attempt to have something around for me and my son to eat other than vegetables, I did manage to make, and snack on, some “granola”. It’s actually quite good. Check out the recipe.