Well, we are at the end of another day of the cleanse. I hope you're all doing OK because it's pretty difficult over here in the Whole Living office. As I write this, a trio of staffers are debating which foods they miss most (cheese! pasta! red meat!) and making tentative plans to visit a favorite barbecue joint as our reward. Call it getting ahead of ourselves, but we're feeling a little groggy as this day winds down.
The good news is that I'm feeling less sluggish than I did yesterday, but my head still hurts. Oomph.
Fellow Whole Living cleansers and I have been eating together all day, from a Green Machine Smoothie this morning to Minty Pea Dip for a snack to Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup for lunch to a Grapefruit, Carrot, and Ginger Juice as a snack (below!).
The delicious Grapefruit, Carrot, and Ginger Juice
As a result, we're all undergoing the same ups and downs--at the same time. Like clockwork at 3 p.m. today, a group of us slowly started hovering around our communal table, now serving as the hunger hub, with piles of carrots, mangoes, beets, celery, bananas, and nuts.
We've now implemented a mandatory mid-afternoon juice to help wake us up. (Because carrots and coffee serve the same purpose, right? Right.) But even after an energy jolt from the juice, I still feel a little foggy and light-headed. Perhaps from such a low caloric intake? Some staffers and I just tallied up my calories for today, and it's definitely far fewer than I usually eat.
What's interesting though is that I fell full. Couldn't be fuller really. All the fibrous fruits and vegetables are giving me some bloat. But I think my brain recognizes the limited calories and foods entering my body and it is not happy. On the bright side, I do think I'm heading over the hump and am looking forward to see what tomorrow brings.
How are all of you doing?