So I've finally finished the Liver Cleanse and I feel great!
Everyone has told me that I look great, my skin as well and I'm for the most part bright and breezy too!
I've had the odd day where I've been exhausted but that is my own fault to be fair, I've not eaten properly so that's bound to happen, but otherwise I'm feeling fabulous.
Only thing is that I've finished on a particular day of the month (if you know what I mean ladies) and I've got to admit, bloody hell its been hard!!! Having been invited to a friends baby shower and presented with one of the most amazing cakes I had to sit and watch as everyone devoured this cream filled creation. I will admit that I took some home to have the next day when the cleanse was over but having gone a month without sugar or naughty things I just couldn't do it.
As you can see it everyone had quite a lot! I did not!
Also being around loads of people eating food that I can't has been difficult. I ordered a super salad somewhere whilst out knowing that it had brown rice in it, ( not paleo but I was starving and didn't have much choice), but it came with white rice! So I had to control myself and stop eating! So in that way the cleanse was really hard but I can still say that I'm pleased that I did it and how I feel was worth it.
So I've made some decisions. Unless its for work as I do have to taste things and eat certain foods every now and again of course, I'm actually sticking with this life style as promised. I'm sure it won't last forever but this is the plan, and I'm feeling really positive. From starting the weekend in a royal strop I'm ending it on a high. Well at least I'm going to give it jolly good try.
But if you find me eating a sandwich in 6 months don't judge me too much! I've realised that whilst devising yourself certain simple every day foods that so many people take for granted I've found that in all honesty my favourite food isn't some elaborately made meal, its actually bread and rice. How odd is that. Oh well. Till next time!
Well what a week!
So I've done one week of my liver cleanse and I feel just fine. I'm taking a two glasses of Chorophyll a day and a hand full of these herbs and vits 15 minutes before my every meal, and I have to eat clean! NO CHEATS! I think that the fact that I've gone paleo now has made this so much easier.
I'm not really craving anything sweet which is great, but I guess I've already done two weeks without it before I started the cleanse anyway, (that was a good plan!). Only thing is that the last day or so all I can think about is cheese and bread! The thought of a lovely toasted sandwich sounds like the most amazing thing on the planet!
I am though really enjoying how light I'm feeling. I've not lost loads of weight but not eating crap is making me feel amazing. I have lost some weight although I'm in no rush but the fact that I feel so good is where I want to be.
I'm enjoying my food too! Breakfast is a killer but everything else is perfect. I love my salads and a nice bit of meat or fish is perfect. So I just need to work on my breakfasts,
My favourite thing with this time of the year, is that its perfect for soups!!! And I can eat them anywhere and they are, as long as they are made fresh, totally paleo and totally clean and healthy! So happy to be making these at home and how amazing to be really able to eat out! Changed my life a bit too as that was the one thing I've been finding really hard! Having to only eat part of a meal or not eat at all has been excruciating!
So the plan for this week is to keep going with the cleanse but work on some smoothies and shakes for breakfast so that I can keep my brain strong as I feel a bit tired sometimes. Fair enough I think if I don't eat anything. But the cleanse will be done at the end of the week, so although I still won't cheat when I'm done, I'm looking forward to feeling even better!
See you next week for an update.
So we are on week two of this lovely change of diet scenery and I'm doing really well. I'm not craving anything sweet that the odd banana can't fix. But I am admittedly getting tired a little more maybe, but that's either because its freezing or because I'm bored of eating the same food so I'm eating less.
I've realised that I'm still feeling the comfort of being able to just eat bread whenever I wanted to which would give me a really good carb boost but I can't do that any more and I've not found a replacement food that is helping me. So yes I've been getting tired and in all honestly a lot more hungry! But I'm ignoring it sometimes which is not good. I was so tired yesterday that I had a potato!!! Shock Horror! Now Paleo seems to be hazy over the potato thing as a couple of years ago it was a no no but now some people do eat some, so I'm not sure. But it did help me get an energy boost for a while in all honestly and its not a grain so I'm letting it slide.
I'm not having any caffeine at all now as I'm about to embark on a Liver cleanse along with a friend which sounded like the net step for me so I figured why not. Now, I have to be VERY clean eating for this but I can have potatoes and brown rice if I need it as it doesn't produce sugar in your gut, so if I'm feeling pants I know I can eat these carbs if I need to to help me feel better, Even if this is really a not part of my Paleo diet, but I need to live my life too so I will see have to see how I feel and play it my ear. I'm interested as to how this is going to work and how I'm going to feel as I've never done this kind of thing before. I have had a major detox before but not with things pushing the crap out of me, possibly literally! Well we shall see.
But with all this happening I've decided this week is the week where I dust off my juicer that I love so much and get making some scrummy green juices and the odd smoothy and I've got my coconut water and almond milk at the ready for all kinds of filling drinks that I can enjoy. Not sure why its taken me this long to get my finger out with these things but I guess when you are just so used to working away, it can be easy to forget to look after yourself as much as you need to too.
Hoping that you are all still off the wagon or at least doing what you need or want to, to feel better about you.
New Year New Me? Corny isn't it! I know but the reason why I haven't blogged much lately as the end of last year was not only completely mental I've been going through a difficult time with my health which has lead me to feel that in all honestly its time to go back to my old ways of eating cleaner food!
Now we all love a slice of cake and I'm no different trust me, but its difficult to say no to it when you are feeling crappy and to be honest really wanted it so I had it.
But now I don't want it. In fact I'm literally happier with a bowl of salad right now so I'm letting my body tell me what I need and if salad it is then salad I will have. And I can tell you that after only a week I'm feeling so much better within myself.
I'm going for what most would call a Paleo diet, (which basically means no grains, no dairy and no processed food, oh and not forgetting NO SUGAR). Well I use the word 'diet' but I'm not using it in the sense of, 'oh I'll eat like this for a while and loose weight', I'm using it in the sense that I need to change my life style completely to look after my health, and my 'diet' is what I eat.
Now yes I have had this life style before and I went back to my sugary ways, but I also started to get colds and coughs a lot and I honestly believe that if you put crap in your body then its going to get a lot easier to feel crap too! Yes its hard to upkeep this lifestyle all of the time, but its time for a clear out to say the least so I've left sugar at the gates of Christmas and I'm pushing through.
So far as I said I'm doing good and funnily enough I'm not craving sugar either which is amazing and I'm really pleased about that. It did take a couple of day's but today I'm feeling good.
Only hard bit about all this is that I've got to cook everything from scratch and I can't rely on a bag of pasta when I'm lazy to fill me up as that's a no no!! So I've got to also change my lifestyle to fit into all this too. Which is to be honest is good for me because I love noting better than spending a good hour in my kitchen and making food spells and smells.
Admittedly some are quite basic but I've got to learn my way back into a lot of this and spend more time cooking too but I'm getting there. I'm still amazing as to adding a few herbs and spices to basic foods can make them taste delicious and different! Take a peek at my Instagram to see my posts.
Here are some meals I've had this week.
Sautéed brockley, onions and purple cabbage with bacon humous and roasted sweet potato.