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Cleansing diet: day four

on August 30, 2013

tomato-avocado-saladFour days in and I think I’m starting to get used to this. I even woke up 5 minutes before my alarm, at 3.55am this morning!

I felt like I had even less energy for yoga this morning and felt even hungrier, but you can never really tell until you get on the mat. As it turns out I was fine, had a good strong practice and barely snoozed in the car on the way there or back.

My food diary for day four:

  • Breakfast: banana, strawberry & peach smoothie; raspberries, blueberries & mango with chopped almonds; peppermint tea.
  • Snack: apple; grapes.
  • Lunch: leftover stuffed peppers (see day three).
  • Snack: chopped tomato, avocado & basil (not as well presented as in this picture though!)
  • Dinner: butternut squash, carrot & garlic soup; rice salad (see day one).

It’s amazing noticing the effects different foods have on the body. I’m used to eating oats in the morning, in the form of homemade toasted muesli which is a lot like granola, and they really keep me going for hours. But when I’m only eating fruit and 20 almonds for breakfast I find I need to eat again after only an hour or so.

I’ve never eaten so much fruit in my life! I do wonder whether it’s good to eat so much. Although fructose is a natural sugar, it’s still sugar so it can’t be good to eat it in excess. Although I do feel I need the energy. And it’s far more tasty than bland vegetables…

butternut-squash-soupI finally felt full today – for at least 2 hours! I ate over half a litre of butternut squash, carrot & garlic soup and it actually felt pretty satisfying – result!


4 responses to “Cleansing diet: day four

  1. Rosie says:

    Your doing so well :). I don’t think i could manage! Keep up the good work!!! 😀

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