Everyone's heard of the Master Cleanse where you drink nothing but water with cayenne pepper and maple syrup, or the Cabbage Soup Diet or the juice fast or all the others on the market so it's not surprising that the #1 question I was getting asked while doing the Ultimate Reset was, "So what are you eating?" Well, here's the answer!
Wow! Is it really Day 8 already??? I was really hoping to have done a few videos by now, but time is FLYING! (and I'm a bit shy about getting behind the camera! Maybe this weekend. :) In the past I've been an every day weigher when I'm trying to lose weight (and I'll go for weeks without weighing myself when I know I'm moving in the wrong direction) so through this cleanse I've decided to only weigh myself once a week. Today was weigh in #1 and I am down 3 lbs and almost 1% body fat! I really haven't been hungry, and only had a headache the first day and that's it. So far I have been feeling great... till today.
Today I learned a lesson in emotional eating. I recently graduated from massage therapy school and today was my state board licensing exam. I planned out my food for the day, picked up my friend in the morning and drove to the exam site, and even had my mineral salt water, supplements and lunch in the car in the parking lot. I was even going to bring my water with me when my friends went out for drinks after the exam. I had it all planned out. After the test I left the exam site feeling not very confident, let's just say it will be a long 6-8 weeks until I get my results in the mail. I headed over to the local food co-op while I waited for everyone else to finish and as I was driving there the stress and anxiety from the exam set in. All of my friends were going to be drinking and I couldn't. I was going to pass my favorite vegan cupcake bakery and not be able to get any. These are both things I would have done without thought in the past when I was stressed. I didn't know what I was going to do as an outlet. I even caught myself wishing I had a picture in my head as I drove past a tattoo studio. I needed to do something! This is when I realized how much I rely on food when I'm stressed. I drove to the co-op, walked out with two bunches of beets, and drove home. Straight home. I wouldn't have done that before the Reset. I had a headache for the next hour or so and finished the night with a three mile walk. The headache is gone but I'm still pretty cranky, just ask Scott! Today is also the first day of Phase 2 so in addition to taking Mineralize, Oxygenize, Optimize and Alkalinize every day I've also added in Detox three times a day. I'd like to blame my moodiness today on the Detox, but I know it's really from not being able to eat my emotions. Tip of the day: Cupcakes are not a good crutch, even if they are vegan tiramisu!
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