While everyone is making their New Year’s Resolutions for 2015, I’ve decided to get started a little early…2 weeks to be exact. On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, juice cleanses are all the rage. As a nutrition educator, I was skeptical of limiting myself to only one type of food. As a food connoisseur, eating an all liquid diet didn’t excite me.
|Getting ready to make some juice|
Let me just put it out there, I LOVE food. By lunch time, I’m already thinking about what I’m going to cook for dinner. It’s nothing for me to rummage through Pinterest for hours looking for new recipes. I have numerous screen shots in my phone of recipes I find on Facebook. The fat kid inside me gets excited about restaurant openings. If there already wasn’t so many, I probably would have become a food blogger.
|My last meal before the cleanse|
Unfortunately, my love of food is also why I have gained more weight than I would like in the last couple of years. At the beginning of 2014, my goal was to get out of the 200lb mark. I work out and I do my best to eat right. But sometimes McNuggets just be calling my name. Sad to say, it’s the end of 2014 and I have yet to accomplish that goal. Well, drastic times call for drastic measures.
After talking to a couple of friends, I have decided to start a modified juice cleanse. For me this will mean a juice in the morning, a light lunch, and juice for dinner. I will also include snacks like raw vegetables, fruits, and boiled eggs and almonds for protein. This isn’t a true cleanse. A true cleanse would be a juice for all three meals, however, I ain’t bout that life. It puts my mind at ease knowing that my body will still be getting a variety of nutrients from different sources.
|First 2 juices for Monday|
|Chicken for my light lunch|
I’m already nervous thinking about the hunger pains and headaches. But like anything else, you can only take it a day at a time. My goal is to do this for 10 days. Yes, 10 days. In order to keep me on my toes, I will try to keep you all updated daily about my cleanse either here on my blog or on my Instagram account (@ebonymariere). Be sure to follow to stay up-to-date with how I’m doing.
Have you ever done a juice cleanse? How did you do?