when a few of my friends started talking about doing a cleanse, i knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to try to get my act together with eating. rather than a cleanse, i wanted this to be more of a reset, and thankfully it was. i wanted the rules to be easy enough to follow but challenging enough to make a difference.
*no treats-check (even at a blogger crepe night and sugar cookie making night)
*whole clean eating-fruits and vegetables, protein, good fats, whole grains-mostly check (overall I did really well. i increased fruits and vegetables and ate more protein. i did eat white flour a couple of times which is still way better than what I was doing before)
*no sugar syrups in drinks-check
*drink 50 oz of water before soda-check (i'm so happy to be back in this habit)
*rule breaking costs $10=not worth it-check (i did not want to pay anyone anything so that definitely helped me stick to the rules)
the long term goal of this thing was/is to kick me in the booty. i really love eating healthy, and this was the jumpstart i needed. while i definitely want to lose some pounds, that was not my goal for this 21 days. it takes me an extra long time to start losing weight, and it's a slow process. hopefully weight loss will be a side effect of healthy mindful eating. in the meantime i'm enjoying my increased water intake and recommitment to healthy eating.
have you ever done a cleanse or something similar?