Hey everyone! I think I’m hitting my stride here with this cleanse. I took some time to plan last night and I have my meals planned through Wednesday which definitely helps. I made another batch of VaVaBars and some quinoa for the week and I feel like I’m ready to go. The next step is to start a shopping list for my next trip to Whole Foods
Basically today is more of the same. I woke up and my entire body hurt, I keep getting headaches on and off throughout the day, I’m exhausted and I literally look like I got punched in the face. I look like I have two black eyes, it is crazy! I researched foods to help fight inflammation and found a bunch of links including this and this. I feel like I already eat these foods and began to get frustrated again. My next step is to see if I can get allergy testing done. Turns out these symptoms are often overlooked symptoms of food allergies, and I wonder if I’ve been eating foods that have been causing me to feel like crap for years. I don’t really know how to go about doing this but I’ll figure it out.
I’ve been trying to increase my exercise as well. I did 30 minutes of cardio and then my 45 minute training session. I had a tough time during my session and then right before the very last stretch I felt really dizzy and nauseous and like I was going to pass out. It was horrible.
That aside, at least I had some really good meals today. I’m really glad I decided to try the cleanse again. It’s a lot easier now that I don’t have to deal with the caffeine withdrawals :X I’m so glad I never went back to coffee, it is one of the best things I’ve done for myself! Anyway, here’s the grub!
My goal of greens for breakfast was accomplished this morning
As I mentioned, I had planned my meals last night and by coincidence I planned the same smoothie that Maud
had posted over at Food Feud!
I made mine a bit differently but it was the same idea. I was happy to read the post and see that it had gone over well and I was definitely looking forward to breakfast this morning! I made mine with a frozen banana, 4 fresh strawberries, 3/4 cup almond milk, Vega Choc-a-lot Shake & Go powder and lots of spinach. So delicious.
Late morning I enjoyed the other half of my mango from yesterday’s breakfast.
For lunch I had lots and lots of green! A big S&M salad with lots of spinach, dulse, hemp seeds and avocado. So delicious. This is a nutrition powerhouse and Brendan Brazier talks about the benefits of all of the ingredients in Thrive. I felt so virtuous eating this salad!
For snack I made Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding! I halved the recipe in Crazy Sexy Diet when I made it over the weekend and it still made a ton. Like I said it was a bit sweet so for my snack today I used 1/3 cup of the pudding and mixed it with 1/2 tsp of cocoa powder! It made it rich and chocolatey, cut the sweetness and combined perfectly with the cinnamon already in it. So good!
I drank a Pineapple Vita Coco Coconut Water when I got home from my workout to try and restore my electrolytes and get my blood sugar up.
For dinner I made my version of a Buddha Bowl from CSD. I could have sworn I bought broccoli but didn’t see any in the fridge so I used the rest of my roasted cauliflower. There is also chickpeas, carrots and sun dried tomatoes and it is seasoned with garlic, pepper and I sprinkled the top with nooch. I also used quinoa instead of rice to get in some extra protein. I haven’t eaten it yet because I’m still not feeling great after my workout.
I’m happy with my meals today. I achieved my goals that I set yesterday, was full all day and enjoyed every meal (that I’ve eaten so far). I really need to figure out what’s going on because feeling sick is really exhausting.
Goals for tomorrow: 45-60 minute run on rebounder.