Wow guys! This is it! It’s all over. 21 days of cleansing have flown by, and I can’t believe it’s already over. But I have a confession to make. Okay, maybe more than one confession… First, I cut the cleanse short a day. I had a wedding to go to on Saturday. So I ate some fish and drank some really great Prosecco. Earlier in the week I also ate some pizza, BUT, it was vegan and gluten free. I don’t think pizza, though it be gluten free and vegan, is part of Kris Carr’s 21-day cleanse, but I wanted to try it and it wasn’t bad. This past week, I made butternut squash soup that I ate every day for lunch along with a huge salad. Dinner usually involved either another salad, or some rice or quinoa with veggies. One night I made veggie tacos which were super yummy but I forgot to take a picture. Sorry guys!
Oh, and one more confession, I ate two Newman-O’s cookies. This was actually back after the first week of cleansing, after the day of fasting and drinking juice, and eating some raw soup. The only other times I ever drank juice and ate soup all day is if I was sick, so by 11 PM, after a day of yoga and running around, I was starving and craving “something.” Anything, really. I have never felt that crazy and ravenous in my whole life. Like a crazy lady, I ran to my cupboard, grabbed the first thing I saw which were the Newman-O’s, poured some almond milk and inhaled two cookies. After two I realized what I was doing. I lifted myself to sit on the countertop, took a few deep breaths to calm down, finished the almond milk and washed my hands of the whole faux pas. That was my one and only major slip-up. But I did realize that with a schedule mine I need to eat on the fasting days. Thankfully, Kris does give the option for something light, like a salad as an alternative in the evening and thankfully there are only three of these days. Now I know what to expect for future cleanses.
I love that I’m finding tons of tasty, even healthier alternatives to my normal way of eating. Even getting over the fear that life without cheese and coffee is still a great life. It’s very nice to be independent of coffee in the morning. Waking up with ease and energy and not feeling like coffee is necessary to start the day is pretty amazing. I have definitely overcome obstacles which is extremely fulfilling. And, apparently I have been left with a very nice healthy glow which I kept getting complements on all this week at Strala.
Kris Carr’s 21-Day Adventure Cleanse has been a fantastic experience. So fantastic that I don’t want it to end. It has changed my thought process on healthy food and what feels good for my body. This weekend was tough, but starting today, I am going to stick with this healthy way of eating for as much as I can. Not only does it make me feel physically well and strong but also mentally because I know I am doing something amazing for my body.
I would definitely recommend this cleanse to beginners (especially beginners) who don’t know where to start, and to anyone else who has cleansed before and looking for something different. It didn’t feel like “cleansing” and I ate some really good food, the whole time. It was amazing! If anyone decides to try this cleanse, feel free to contact me if you want to talk about it (firstname.lastname@example.org or www.thefoodyogiblog.com). I’m happy to offer advice, support, help, anything you want.
Thanks Kris Carr for an awesome, extremely entertaining (I found myself laughing out loud) and completely educational book! It has changed a lot about the way I eat and I am so happy to be on a new path of eating.
This is all for me from me for now. Thank you all for following my journey on this cleanse and sharing in the experience. Many in the Strala community have been inquisitive and so supportive throughout these three weeks and I am extremely grateful because it got me through some tougher food-related times. So, thanks everyone! It’s been a great three weeks! I leave you with two photos of what I ate this week. Adios amigos!