Day one was pretty ho-hum. I decided to weigh myself (to record my weight, not my worth) and took some measurements for fun. While the goal of this cleanse isn’t to lose weight, that would be a happy side effect for sure.
Even the day before I started the cleanse I was tired and cranky, and it was still the same the first day of the cleanse (clearly not lack-of-sugar related). I’ve decided that eggs and green smoothies will be my staple breakfast of choice.
So after blending up some greens with berries, it still tasted kind of grassy and I decided to add a little sweetener. In general, I am against artificial sweeteners and would prefer to use honey, maple syrup or dates. But since those are out* that won’t work this month. I know that I’m allowed Stevia as it’s a ‘natural’ sweetener. I’ve never used it before, and after what happened next I will probably never use it again! I put in about a 1/4 teaspoon of powdered Stevia into my smoothie. Anyone reading this right now that has ever used Stevia is probably laughing, or your jaw has hit the floor. Stevia is powerful shit!!
I nearly threw up. Besides the fact that the smoothie was now INSANELY sweet, I’m pretty sure the taste of Stevia alone activates my gag reflexes. Seriously. But, because I’m insanely stubborn and thought about the cost of all those organic ingredients sitting in my blender, I sucked it back. I 100% thought I was going to throw up and felt that way for a few hours after.
BUT! On a happier note: I made crackers!! I found this recipe online for seed crackers and they turned out amazing! Okay, okay, they were a little too salty, but really not that bad. I thought that they would taste really earthy and healthy (you know what I’m talking about) but they are quite tasty.
I spent most of the afternoon laying in bed watching Netflix hoping my crankiness would pass. Eventually made it to the computer to do some work, but the day was somewhat of a write off. I didn’t make it to my 2L of water goal, but it was close.
Dinner was a nice salad with quinoa, veggies, avocado and some lemon juice and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. Lovely 🙂
Besides the fact that I nearly threw up due to a Stevia overload morning smoothie, day one was pretty uneventful.
*I’m technically allowed trace amounts of honey in the morning, but am going to try and stick it out without using it. We’ll see how long that lasts!