Day 6. Another social event. This one involved barbequing.
I’m really not experiencing any bona fide cravings, but when I see food I like, I daydream about healthier ways to fix it.
I read that when you’re detoxing a particular food, you get either a craving for it, or you can actually taste it. That hasn’t happened to me, so I wonder how deeply I’m detoxing so far. If I start craving Haggen Daz, I’ll know I’ve reached the ’80’s.
On that note, I want to touch on the subject of weight loss. That’s probably the number one health issue in our society, and the most popular reason for doing this cleanse. The concern is that when you go off the cleanse, all lean and happy, you’re not tempted to celebrate with a trip to Krispie Creme. The idea is to use the cleanse to kick start a healthier lifestyle that will naturally support your best weight.
More about what that healthier lifestyle should look like in future posts.
For me, the weight loss is a bonus, albeit a welcome one.
I’m not exactly sure when I last saw the needle on the scale point to my “happy weight”, but I do think there were wedding bells in the background. Eleven years and two kids later, I found myself battling what I like to call “the stubborn five”. Ok, the stubborn five looked more like 13, but who’s counting?
In my two weeks of prepping for the cleanse, I lost 5 pounds. So far during the cleanse I’ve dropped another 5, so my happy weight is starting to wave in anticipation of my re-arrival.
I’m really interested to see how the scale tips over the coming week, and what happens when I go back to eating.