As I write this it’s day 9 on the healthy eating cleanse. Here are some photos and observations.
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Healthy Menus, introduction
Healthful, Mindful, 2012 … Part 1
Healthy Mindful Menu Days 4-7
Clean Eating Project Part 3 (Menus for Days 8-14)
Healthy Eating Project Menus days 15 – 21
Healthy Eating Project Menu Days 22 – 31
- I’m not getting headaches anymore. I also notice when I’m hungry. I don’t just eat because the clock on the wall tells me to do so. I’m hungry. It’s really nice to feel this again.
- I’m not walking around all day tired, yet when we go to bed I fall asleep quickly and I stay asleep pretty much all night. I wake up before the alarm clock and think about all the things I’m going to accomplish that day.
- I’m a lightweight when I drink. I have to be really careful, because even a few sips of wine can make me a bit buzzy. Hey, I kinda like being a lightweight. It certainly is cheaper.
- My pants are getting longer. Well, not exactly. I’ve encountered this before. When you lose weight, the clothes aren’t as tight, and therefore skirts and pants seem to get longer.
- I have lots of energy. Energy to do things I haven’t wanted to do in awhile.
- I’m cold a lot more often. I need extra layers to keep warm. I used to be warm most of the time. I’m not sure what this means.
- Some other things I’ve learned: The husband doesn’t like quinoa (I think that’s just weird!). And, too many healthy days aren’t good for the husband, so I’m glad that I’m scheduling in the cheat days.
- I actually forgot to have a cup of coffee the other day! And, I went until 10 am before I noticed. What’s up with that? And yet, the only thing I’m craving is another cup of coffee. I want so badly to stop at the Starbucks at my grocery store when I walk past it. URG!
- We often aren’t eating the snacks because we’re too full.
The snack for day 6 (vanilla-date smoothie) was delish! I finished it before I took a photo. But, I would make and drink one of those anytime!
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So, there are some of the updates on the meals. Some are really tasty. Some just taste healthy. Everything is pretty filling. But, they’re all good for you!