Today is Day 1 of my raw food cleanse. The general response I get when I tell people I'm doing it is, "Gross. So what do you eat?"
The answer is NOT raw meat. Basically it's fruits and veggies! Easy peasy.
This is not what I like to call the "Kelly Cleanse"
(This is for you Anna...)
I've been interested in doing a cleanse for a while now. However I did not want to risk gaining the weight I lost during the cleanse once I started eating again after the cleanse. About a week ago, JP found someone doing a raw food challenge over at Whole Living. You can read her blog posts about it here. It seemed easy enough, and I didn't have to buy any weird ingredients that I'd never use again after the cleanse.
The writer of the Whole Living blog is doing it for 2 weeks. My cleanse will only last 5 days (Monday-Friday) so I'm certainly not diving in head first. I really hope to see some kind of difference on Friday. It's already been kinda tough and it's only the first day. I woke up this morning and picked up Kalie's bag of chewy sweet-tarts and immediately remembered they were a big "no-no." I'd also be lying if I said I'm not missing my coffee. But it's only 5 days and my body will thank me for it. At least it better.
After a trip to Publix last night, I came home with:
Day 1: (so far)
Breakfast - strawberries and banana
Snack - almonds
Lunch - zucchini pasta (recipe will be posted very soon)