For most of my life, I have struggled with my weight and food. In the past, I've always been able to shed pounds with a bit of elbow grease -- regular exercise plus watching what I eat.
This past year or so, however, it has been close to impossible. Maybe it's because I am much older. Maybe I just don't have enough self-control when it comes to eating.
In any case, I really really need to detox right now. My tummy is more bloated than a water balloon my nephews like making when in the pool. I feel -- and am -- so heavy and sluggish. My knees and ankle ache in the morning.
You get the picture.
So, when I came across Pillow Bread PH and their 3-Day cleanse program, I thought I'd give it a try. My body always did respond well to being "shocked". This cleansing regimen appealed to me because it's not really starving yourself or consuming tasteless food.
Created by yoga coach Clara Day Herrera, the cleanse combines juices and soups. They are all dairy-free, low carb, sugar-free, and gut-friendly.
Sounds like exactly what I need.
So, what does it look like?
I just finished Day 1, and honestly, I had to drink tons of water to get through. That's because my appetite is ginormous and it's just not used to this little food. I did also eat two bananas as snacks. I want to eat healthily but not kill myself with hunger.
It starts with a morning drink, which doesn't really have any flavor but it is supposed to get your digestive tract going.
The breakfast drink is strawberry-flavored, very mild, but tasty.
Lunch is green juice -- tasty as well and does not have that gross aftertaste some green juices have.
Dinner is tomato soup. It has a very subtle flavor and yet somehow filling. (Again, I had a banana for a snack before this.)
So far, so good.
I feel a little less bloated, and that's probably because this is the first day in weeks that I haven't been wolfing down everything that comes my way -- and then some!
Let me tell you how it goes tomorrow.