Raw food cleanse
I have been trying to get out of the junk food snacking and back into healthy snacks again. By healthy, I mean whole foods! Fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, and seeds. Stuff like that! Two days ago I had pineapple for breakfast. Later in the day I had a green smoothie with spinach, strawberries, and water and it was refreshing. Then I had cherries for a snack, and some fried foods for dinner (jalepeno poppers and onion rings). It was supposed to be our last feast before starting healthier diets.
Today I started out on the right track. I had a green smoothie, this time with spinach, aloe vera gel, strawberries, a kiwi, date, and some water. It was pretty good. I also packed green beans, cherries, and almonds for snacks. It was quite a refreshing lunch!
Then came the phone call a few hours later... "Mom can you pick me up from school? I have way too much stuff to carry home on the bus." So off I went, and as I drove by Zaxby's I was hungry! When I picked up Andrew, I decided to treat him. You know I really didn't go for myself, right? Ok, so I used him as an excuse to get chicken fingers, fries, and a half-sweet half-unsweet tea. And it was gooooood!
Rather than beat myself up over it, I decided to stop eating it halfway through. Now I'm onto cherries and some aloe/lemon water. I must admit, I never realized all the benefits of using aloe internally (but I'll save that for another day).
I don't know why I expected myself to be able to go back to eating nothing but raw fruits and veggies again cold turkey, but I did. Lesson of the day: ONE STEP AT A TIME.