Monday, July 15, 2013

Post Cleanse Day 3

I made it through the weekend post juice cleanse and I think I've learned a few things. For the farmers markets I took a bunch of fresh cut veggies to snack on all day, some raw nuts, and a couple other snacks as well as several bottles of water. I also bought a few more juices to kind of help maintain some of the nutrition I was getting.

I'm finding that one of the biggest things after the cleanse is that meals are kind of obsolete. I don't really feel hungry and and I don't really feel full if I just eat good/fresh/raw food pretty much constantly and drink lots of water. This seems to be enough for most of the day.

Saturday I started the day with the hazelnut milk, date and cinnamon juice I had saved from the day before. I had some goat cheese with my cucumbers and it didn't seem to bother my stomach at all. So goat dairy is cleared for consumption! For dinner we went to Por Que No where I knew I'd be okay because you actually have to try to eat gluten there and all of their food is very fresh and good quality. I ended up feeling overly full from my three tacos - I should have stopped at two. I decided to have a margarita and was going to get a small one but Paul brought me back a pretty huge one. I was relieved to find that it didn't bother me either.

Sunday I packed the same food for the market. I drank a juice for breakfast and ate veggies and nuts all day. About halfway through the day I started to get pretty hungry. I probably should have drunk the last juice I had brought with me but I decided to try to eat a sausage. I had it on a bed of arugula with some different sauces from feastworks. It ended up being a mistake, my stomach was upset and I had a hard time digesting it the rest of the day. I don't know what was in the sausage, it's possible that it had gluten in it. For dinner we went to sushi and I was happy to find that I was far more interested in eating the sashimi and the edamame than in the rolls that typically have lots of mayo mixed in with crab substitute. I had an avocado roll, and salmon, red snapper, and ahi sashimi.

So far I think things have gone pretty well. I think the key to staying on the trajectory I've started is planning ahead. If I always have something healthy to snack on wherever I am I'm far less likely to end up eating something I wish I hadn't. I've managed to stay gluten free for five days so far and I think I'm going to do my best to keep it up. I have a feeling all the bread in the world isn't worth the upset stomach I get from eating it.

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