I did it. I made it 7 days (ok, ok 6.75 days) on a liquid vegetable diet.
There were times it was super easy, and times I wanted to snap and eat everything I could find in my house. I finally gave up the ghost on the evening of my 7th day. I was sitting down to watch my shows after Little Darling went to bed and decided enough was enough, I was having popcorn.
I didn’t really have to feel guilty, a whole bag of popcorn only has 300 calories, and it has zero sugar. So it is still within my dietary restrictions.
I tried to make up for it by eating a tuna wrap on a whole wheat tortilla with lots of spinach.
I was sick within 10 minutes and shitting my brains out in the downstairs bathroom while texting two of my girlfriends that I may have killed myself by eating solid food.
Good news, I didn’t die.
The day after the cleanse, even though I had spent the last week planning everything I would eat and how much solid food I would stuff in my face, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat. I stood in front of our snack cupboard and nothing looked good. I stood in front of the fridge and nothing jumped out at me. I stared at cans of soup, veggies, beans, and fruits. No dice. I gave up and made myself a raspberry spinach flaxseed juice. I don’t know that I will ever get past having a meal in a cup. It is so easy and convenient to just shove everything in the ninja cup, blend it up, and stick on a lid. Its delicious, its healthy, and its easy.
For dinner that evening I had spaghetti squash with pizza sauce (my pizza sauce had half the sugar of the jarred pasta sauce I had), and cheddar cheese. It was delicious, it was filling, it was yummy, it was healthy. It gave me the shits again.
I may never be able to eat solid food again.
The good news is that last week I lost 8 lbs total. Not sure how long that weight will stay off because I do think a lot of it was water weight and will be back on immediately. But I do plan on following through with cutting down my sugar intake and keeping my carb count down. Hopefully that will help me lose weight in the long run.
I am really glad I did the cleanse, it seems to have reset my tastebuds, food that was blah before is now flavorful and delicious. Smaller portions fill me up. And I am able to make smarter choices in snacks and meals. 4
It was hard, but it was definitely worth it.