Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Cleanse: Day 3 - Shouldn't it be getting easier?

Today the food cravings really struck.  After the cleanse, Elizabeth is definitely going to have a Chick-fil-A deluxe chicken sandwich with waffle fries and Chick-fil-A sauce and a large milkshake.  Maybe she'll have a change of heart and go vegan at the end of the cleanse, but probably not.  Ben is also going to have a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, but probably a spicy chicken sandwich.  Actually, like 3 sandwiches.  We were both craving food - more food and unhealthy food - throughout the day.  It feels like on this cleanse, we think about food way more often than before.  Perhaps it didn't help that we repeated a lot of the same dishes as yesterday.  Just look:

11:30 am - same antioxidant smoothie from yesterday
2:30 pm - butternut squash soup leftovers
6:30 pm - steamed broccoli and squash with tahini dressing
10:30 pm - apple cider and kale chips

Well, the last 2 dishes were new, but there's nothing very exciting about steamed broccoli and squash.  Sorry.  The delicata squash was delicious - yes - but if the most exciting part of your day is steamed veggies on more veggies, well, then you have our lives on the cleanse!

At 1 pm, we went to the gym and did a 30-minute walk.  Yeah, that seems pretty lame but we don't really feel strong enough to do something more athletic yet.  What we really wanted to do was hit the sauna.  A lot of detoxes recommend time in the sauna to help remove toxins and make your skin better.  We would link to some scientific study but all the pages that seem to be saying this look especially sketchy.  In any case, Elizabeth really enjoys going to the sauna and she thinks it works.

Looking forward to the fourth day still!

C & D

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