|I'm accustomed to taking supplements, but this is just the morning capsules!|
The first two days, I was hungry all the time. This is the usual state of affairs, but unlike usual, I was being forced to make better food choices, instead of grabbing the first crunchy snack I could find. I woke on the third day and wasn't really craving my morning cup of decaf. I didn't feel as hungry throughout the day.
|This was the quote in my Passion Planner during week 1. |
It's surprising to me how often there is a bit of magic - a bit of kismet - in my planner quotes.
My first real revelation was on day 7, when I ate sweet potato pancakes with honey on top, and the honey was almost too sweet to eat. By a week in, I had started to notice some other things too. The low sugar, low gluten diet was positively affecting E's behavior, or my reaction to it. I seemed to have more patience, and he seemed to have more capacity to regulate his emotions and avoid a meltdown.
|Sweet potatoes were a staple during the cleanse - we ate them at least twice a week!|
|Salads are always a part of my diet, but I bet |
I ate a cubic ton of greens during my cleanse!
Day 11 marked my first day with the GI cleansing agent. I was nervous to start this one, because so many people report having issues with it. Thankfully, I had only a little bit of cramping, and no other detox symptoms, such as headache, irritability, rash, fatigue, or upset stomach.
|DH made sweet potato fries one night for dinner, and I GORGED myself !|
The end of January brought some challenges - we had little e's birthday party and served some sweets, but I allowed myself a small amount, and didn't feel bad about it. Our grocery budget was woefully small for the last week of the cleanse, but I managed to stay creative and not fall off the wagon.
|Smoothies are always a part of my diet, but during the cleanse |
they were a great way to beat the mid-afternoon munchies!
|ALL the salads. I took so many pictures of my food |
during the cleanse, because healthy food is beautiful!
|Eggs were a staple as well, and I filled them with |
whatever was left over from the night before
|These sweet potato and black bean burgers were SO good - they |
will be a part of our dinner rotation from now on!
|Just another beautiful meal!|