So today was day six of my cleanse, I felt pretty normal! I woke up early again, did my usual Friday yoga class (which was awesome as always), had my two shakes, and brought a homemade lunch to work. It was a pseudo-typical kale + arugula salad, but I added leftover raw cauliflower, some kalamata olives, spiralized raw beets, an avocado, shredded carrots, and some great northern beans, tossed with that lemon vinaigrette I made.
Also, and this is major for me, I'm starting to think of treating cheese, my beloved frommage, as more of a special treat that I indulge in once in a while, versus always needing cheese in my salad. I can feel the difference in my joints - I have significantly less joint pain than I had when I was eating cheese/drinking alcohol - which granted the latter was typically only on weekends, but still... I hated waking up and my hands would be swollen the the joints/my knuckles would be sore and tender.
Thanks again for supporting me through this cleanse, and with this blog! You all are awesome and I am so grateful for you to read my writings.