Well today is the day. I’m officially released from my cleanse, four weeks after the start of which has changed my life.
So D-Day is a call for determination. It may be the end of the cleanse, but it’s a new beginning, too. It’s a time to make the permanent move towards eating better.
Above all, I just can’t go back. Not that I was eating altogether poorly. But I really didn’t put as much thought into it before. I didn’t notice the sugar hidden in food, and I didn’t plan.
The bonus: I love the meals we dined on. Among my favorite new dinners: Blood orange chicken salad, mango shrimp, tasty coconut curry, yummy turkey meatballs and citrus grilled tuna (recipes to come). Plus, I discovered quinoa for breakfast and a multitude of sugar-free snacks! Banana “ice cream,” coconut banana bites, cinnamon baked apples, smoothie pops, and walnut-date balls wrapped in coconut. Yum, yum, yum. We’re talking all-natural goodies here! You can’t beat it.
So while I could be overwhelmed by the transition, I choose to be determined. I’ve been missing my weekly pizza and my morning yogurt/applesauce combo. And I’ve also been craving things I don’t normally eat. Like cake and homemade biscuits. Of course, I also have to perfect the GF pie crust, after my horrible nightmare of an experience. So I plan on tackling a few gluten free recipes along these lines. But, my dear friends, I vow to keep running the race. I will strive to eat healthy, because healthy feels good.
Thank you for being determined with me! It’s your encouragement that spurs me on, and your recipes that inspire. I heart you!