12 Day Cleanse

Starting yesterday I have committed to a 12 day cleanse. If you know me, you know that I workout hard so I can also have the liberty to eat some foods that may not be on the top 10 healthiest foods list :) This cleanse includes:

1. Eliminating all sugars (including fruits, except for berries with a low GI index)

2. Eliminating gluten, this means breads and grains

3. Eliminating dairy

My diet will be confined to vegetables, proteins, and fats (nuts and oils). I will be keeping a log of my energy and my digestive inflammation (through waist measurement). I am doing the cleanse with a partner to help with motivation and accountability. We are committed to ourselves and each other to stay strong and not to cheat. Yesterday he told me that he was at Safeway and almost bought a chocolate easter egg. After being overwhelmed with the guilt of letting me down he gave the chocolate to the checkout woman. Just one example of why it’s helpful to do these things together!

I would also like to add that my cleanse partner has mentioned many times, that although we are calling this a “cleanse” it is really the way we are meant to eat. With all the refined and genetically modified foods on the market today it is difficult to eat how we did 10 000 years ago (when diabetes and obesity wasn’t an epidemic). So we’re going back to our roots and calling it a cleanse.

Is anybody interested in joining? Please leave comments and questions as always!