Monday, January 9, 2012

Clean Eating

So, somehow, I talked into doing the Clean program. It's a book from some guy, Gweneth Paltrow has done it and loves it, but really it's a 3-week detox. What does this mean?

I got suckered into trying some juice drinking, caffeine & alcohol depriving, major allergen depriving cleanse.

Granted, I have done this before and for much longer by the time everything is said and done, but I'm hoping this time it will be easier since I'll have four other people with me on this.

Basically, you get a juice/shake for breakfast and then a meal at lunch and then a shake at dinner. The meal part is a little tricky because the foods cannot be oranges, grapes, bananas, nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes - thank you, Jeopardy), or corn, no dairy or eggs, no soy, no gluten (I've got that on lock), no red meat, pork, or raw fish, no peanuts, and no refined sugars.

Does that list sound familiar? Yeah, that's what I did back in September 2010 which led me to find gluten es no bueno for me.

I start this crazy road today. I have prepped by not having caffeine for the last three days which means that my headache won't be debilitating at work. We have also worked out a schedule of lunch making so that we don't have to eat the same thing. Also? We have someone in the group to be the juice chef. That means that I have someone delivering my juices/shakes everyday. (Side note, we work together, so it's not like she's coming over to my house a la The Devil Wears Prada.)

I do love how I feel when I'm eating "clean". The time will pass in a blink and before you know it, I can have cheese again. Because, let's be honest, we all know my love of cheese.

Seriously though, I cannot wait to have the kick ass sleep that I got when I was eating whole foods, eradicated all processed foods and generally ate better.

OK. Let's really be honest. I'm doing this for the sleep because it's that damn good. I can suffer through the cravings for the first 3 days or so just to have that blissful sleep. Like I had this weekend. Yes. I slept until 2:30pm. Granted, there were periods of consciousness where I would check fb and twitter, but for the most part, I slept.

Summation of this post, please accept my apologies in advance for anything I say, do, or post out of Hanger (hungry anger) and I love to sleep. Actually, point is, I really love to sleep.

Oh and one last thing:

LET'S GO BRONCOS!!! That's one fine man that threw that game winning cannon to Demariyus Thomas in overtime. I can't wait for Saturday to watch them take on the Pats!


  1. Nice!! BEST of luck with the juicing. Sounds delicious :-D And good luck with having no caffeine withdrawl too!

  2. Yay Broncos! Good luck with the program!

  3. I want to try a cleanse one of these days, but it'll have to wait until my little man is weaned. Who knows when that will happen?

    My husband didn't have any soda today and came home with a serious headache.