Two days into the Rose Cleanse and I’m loving it! I’m amazed at how freeing it is to not have to worry about sitting down to meals during the day. I know it sounds crazy but I feel so completely energized and satisfied with my juices and it leaves so much room to accomplish what I want to in the day and feel good while I’m doing it. I did notice moments where I just wanted to munch, regardless of not being hungry…the hour and a half drive to Seattle, the moment when my roommates tire blew while we were driving, shopping for delicious dinner ingredients…but when I acknowledged that I was just feeling stressy and not hungry it passed quickly enough and I happily enjoyed my dinnerwhen the time came (see below!!). I have a couple of friends joining me on the cleanse (yay!) and one of the biggest tips I had was to not starve yourself during the day!! If you’re out there doing this, there is no reason you should spend the day thinking about dinner. I had so much juice today (so.much.juice.) and felt so nourished that when it was time to sit down and eat I definitely loved every bite but didn’t feel a need to shove it in my face as quickly as possible. I’ll be curious to see how I do on a work day as a lot of the reason that I’m doing this is to calm down my tendencies to eat emotionally. I’ll keep you posted! Here is the delicious salad I had tonight along with a yummy beet stew (I freaking love beets.) and a gorgeous (outrageously expensive) bite-sized Burnt Caramel Dark Chocolate.
1 head romaine, chopped
4 oz raw goat cheddar, shredded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 clove raw garlic, minced
2-4 Tbsp dijon mustard
sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
2 dropperfulls NuNaturals stevia (optional)
Toss so that dijon and cheddar coat the salad.