So before I begin I must confess I started this cleanse on something of an impulse. By that I mean I’ve always wanted to eat healthier but literally never made the effort to do so. After a weekend of particular indulging in nights of going out drinking and eating fatty foods I simply walked into a health food store and asked the clerk what was good.
He recommended: WILD ROSE HERBAL D-TOX $39.98
Guaranteed to make you feel more energetic and lose a few pounds too.
So despite 40 bucks being a lot for an aspiring actor fresh out of college, I dropped the cash and bought it.
And on the subject of impulses later that day I was visited by a solicitor collecting money for a donations fund for children in Africa, I couldn’t resist somehow…
It’s spring time, there’s so much spontaneity in the air, can you even blame me?
1st Day wasn’t much of a struggle. Due to pre-existing stomach pains from the weekend I didn’t even have much of an appetite for the first 3 days. I was having a really hard time with the herbal extract droplets.
Which is strange because I take oregano oil frequently with no problem, and that stuff stings, but that extract tastes unbearable! I’ve read that it can be diluted with a little shot glass of cold water, I’m going to do that.
2nd Day the cravings were bad and continue to be bad. And at the same time I got full so easily after eating a very small bowl of plain rice. I’m beginning to notice how many habits I have of eating out and eating poorly. There were a lot of things in my diet that I was over indulging in. The thing I miss the most is THE BREAD. No flour is allowed on the d-tox, you could of course make your own Almond Flour, (Stay Tuned for a tutorial) seeing as almonds are highly encouraged on the diet.
3rd Day the stomach pains finally started subsiding. However there was much tummy gurgling, and it wasn’t so much that the laxatives were making me shit but I could feel my intestines rumble and they’d always make me wonder when I was finally going to shit my pants.
Never happened…thank goodness.
I also realized today that its quite hard to eat lunch with your friends at a cafeteria serving hot and delicious and greasy smelling things. Also a side order of veggies is 5 dollars in a tiny container, while you can get a Wendy’s Soft Serve Shake AND 4 chicken nuggets for 3.98…this is MADNESS.
I did however enjoying smelling all the sites.
4th Day I had a very low energy, it was also raining which might have contributed to the poor outlook. I was starting to feel like a rabbit, everything seemed so bland. In the evening I went wild with different food porn pinterests that have collected recipes of DELICIOUS foods you can make that all fit the criteria. Thank goodness!
Too bad I’m too poor to buy many of the ingredients…
but these fancy dancy recipes gave me ideas, and well…I’ve always been pretty good at working with what I’ve got. (Stay tuned for some supremely easy recipes)
5th Day better known as today had a rocky start. I woke up for work and dreaded shoveling that plain old oatmeal into my mouth. I did it reluctantly and almost threw it back up. I swallowed the pills two at a time and then….the extract…I didn’t wanna do it, I almost skipped out on it, but I knew I had to.
The moment it touched the back of my throat I had to choke back vomit. I chugged some water and left for work. I didn’t eat (nor did I even want to) until 2:30. Lunch consisted of almonds and two green apples, the second of which was far too filling and I hardly finished.
My appetite has diminshed so much. It’s incredible to think of the kinds of things I would eat on a daily basis. Despite lacking an appetite, the cravings continue. I work in a grocery store near beautiful fresh baked bread and don’t even talk to me about the gourmet chocolate cakes.
I day dream about these foods but would never dare eat them. I’ve read that cheating can have…less than fortunate results in the laxative department.
Just finished dinner. After this morning’s events I think I’ll skip on the herbal extract this round. Probably going to have a cup of tea, read a book and go to bed. I am very stoked for Day 6 as this will be my half-way mark! Wish me luck!