I made it! I wanted to do this 10 day cleanse for a few reasons. I needed to jumpstart weight loss, I wanted to clean up my diet, and I wanted to see if it helped my fibro symptoms to eat better. How did I do?
1. I lost 6 lbs!
2. I am really encouraged that I can now eat healthier!
3. I am feeling really good!
I'd call that success.
So what now? Well I've come up with a plan. I have more weight to loose, so I'm still going to be fairly strict with my diet. Since following this cleanse, I know I'll do well with the diet from Perfect Weight America. I'll be in Phase 1 for awhile. On their web site you can sign up for a FREE year of meal planning and support and plenty of other resources. I signed up and played around with the meal planner, cut out all the icky stuff I know I wont eat (like fish and eggplant and their meal shakes) I like that it's customizable. I may not follow all of their recipes for lunch and dinner, but I have a good idea of what is acceptable and I can make that work for my family. What is most important to me is that there are no processed foods. I'm sure that is what has made the biggest impact on how I feel. Which is very, well... clean.
To recap, I did the 10 day Perfect Cleanse from Garden of Life. The instructions for the cleanse can be found in the book Perfect Weight America. The author is Jordan Rubin who also wrote The Makers Diet years ago, in which he writes about his journey healing from Crohn's Disease.