As I stated the other day, my intentions to check my pH were scrapped when I opened an empty box of strips. It is a bit of a bummer because I was curious about it but it's all good. I think that I will be able to tell the difference in how I feel anyway.
So, what did I eat/drink on this first day? I'm pretty happy with how everything came out, check it out!
I started off the day with a glass of water with lemon juice and cayenne as suggested in the book.
Before I get to the meals, I just wanted to show you my awesome skull and crossbones ice cubes! I added them to my smoothie mixture and saw how awesome they were and wanted to share :)
Check out my first green smoothie! The other one or two green smoothies I posted on here were only green because of the protein powder. This one is legit! I made this "Limeade" Smoothie. It has spinach, avocado, cucumber, limes, ice, cinnamon and stevia. It was really good but was quite sour because I didn't put in enough stevia. I definitely enjoyed it enough to make it again, but I will definitely add more stevia. Also, if you decide to make it, make sure you don't skip the cinnamon...it was such a great addition!
After the smoothie I had a big cup of green tea.
It is suggested that you hold off on solid food until noon in the book so I consumed only liquids until then when I ate these really yummy blackberries.
I was surprised that I wasn't on the floor with hunger pangs by the time lunch rolled around but I was definitely ready to eat. I decided to have a slice of millet toast with hummus, cucumber and tomato with a carrot and some VERY lightly steamed broccoli sprinkled with nooch. I am not a fan of raw broccoli so I have to steam it just a little.
Before the gym I snacked on some raw almonds that I put in my teeny little measuring bowl. It holds a little less than 1/4 cup. I love raw almonds.
After the gym I made a quick protein shake. The usual mixture, nothing crazy.
To be honest I've consumed so much liquid today I'm not hungry at all for dinner. I'll probably make myself a salad in an hour just to get that last meal in at least 3 hours before bed time.
So at the end of day one I feel pretty good. I didn't get a headache which was what made me the most nervous. The only thing is that I feel really tired from the lack of caffeine but that may end up being a good thing because it may actually help solve some of my sleeping problems I tend to have. We shall see.
Overall I think it has been a very colorful and nutritious day! I'm feeling pretty good and I have a very good outlook on the rest of this cleanse :)