Food, Health

Day 2.

My Jawbone UP still hasn’t arrived from amazon. I am slightly annoyed by that, but tracking says it will be here today.

Yesterday was my first day of the Isagenix cleanse.  I will say that the shakes are…mediocre. They remind me of appetite suppression/fad diet shakes my mother used to make in the 80s. The difference being about 20 years of nutritional innovation. The ingredient list, while quite long, only has one scary word: isomaltooligosaccharide. IMO is a prebiotoc starch. There are  worse things that could be on a “powdered drink” ingredient list. I will deal.

I had the option to choose a diary free box or the whey protein box when I ordered. While I don’t do dairy on the regular (and hate milk), I know my body works well with wey protein so I went with that option. meh… it tastes very “milky” to me, which is probably why I find it to be mediocre instead of great. If you don’t have an aversion to milk, you’d probably love it.  I was worried yesterday about being hungry, being jittery or being miserable. I am happy to report no jitters, hungry only just before dinner (I’ll call that intuitive eating 😉 ).  The only miserable effect was/is my caffeine withdrawal headache, which was to be expected. Every time I do a detox, whether it’s whole foods/macrobiotic based or a juice cleanse, the damn coffee headache gets me every time.

Hubby is doing his best to be supportive, which I need and appreciate. We had a nice dinner last night – grilled chicken, asparagus, portobello mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and peppers. It was totally delish. I sorry I didn’t take a picture!

This morning my headache was slight and dull. Definitely not as extreme as last night.  I blended my am shake with a 1/2 a banana and I found that to take away a good amount of the “milk” flavor.  Technically I don’t think I am supposed to, but it’s not a “cleanse” day and it’s only 50 calories, so THIS health coach thinks it’s fine.  There was a change in my weight from yesterday morning to this morning, but I am only going to count the weekly change.  My weight yoyos 4-5 lbs on a daily basis on the regular, so a daily weigh in won’t work for me.  Energy-wise I feel good.  We’ll see what the rest of the week brings. I am supposed to get my period, that could lead to disaster.

 

Food

The New Meaning of “Drinking Your Dinner”

When I was in law school, I used to “drink my dinner” all the time. First, second and third course was a Becks followed by a dessert of some sort of fruity shot. Unless I was feeling exceptionally rowdie, in which case, first, second and third course was a sweet Makers manhattan with two cherries. Who needs dessert when you have cherries in your dinner?

Oh how the times have changed.

Tonight my dinner consisted of 4 carrots

Five oranges:

and a chunk of ginger. But of course, I am drinking it from a Basil T’s beer mug

I guess for this blog, I should be writing about all things wedding and some things yoga. But in the present moment, my life is all things juice.  It has been 48 hours and I’m tired of drinking and I’m tired of peeing.  Seriously, do you know how much you pee when you drink 32 ounces of liquid for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. OMG A LOT!

Honestly, yesterday was painful.  For those of you who plan on juicing or doing a liquid cleanse, don’t take a zumba class on the day you start and don’t follow it up by teaching a yoga class. You won’t have enough calories to sustain the activity and you’ll end up with a blistering headache.  Yowch.  I should have known better. Lesson (re)learned.