End of day three of my first ‘Danish’ 7 day cleanse (and detox) and so far so good.
Shopping for items I needed proved interesting and very expensive. I had to go to three different stores and still wasn’t able to find some basic things such as plain almond milk – however I managed to find most other things at Naturkost. NB. Quinoa was about $5 for a tiny pack, so wont be downing that like I did last time!
I love how Katie suggests we start the cleanse on Saturday as it gives me time to get used to the idea, time to make good dishes and time to relax and hangout rather than a Monday morning rush to school, preschool and Danish class.
We spent most of Saturday in the woods enjoying the sunshine, the beautiful trees and racing each other on our bikes. I’d had only a smoothie for the morning and while the boys enjoyed leftover homemade pizza and cupcakes for their picnic lunch, I had a simple veggie platter and fruit dish which wasn’t that fun. The worst thing about day one was the incredible headaches I had due to coming off coffee for the first day in almost a year. Katie suggested stocking up on water and almonds – and other magnesium rich foods – so I did and it definitely helped. Also I was super grumpy and snapped a lot at the kids on day 1 which wasn’t fun for anyone but made sure I apologised and explained that when Mummy doesn’t have coffee (a good thing), it makes her grumpy (a bad thing)… Nevertheless, that night I had 10 hours of sleep!!
Day 2 the headaches had lessened but were still present so continued with the water and even popped a ibuprofen. Going out and eating out always proves difficult when cleansing so I went prepared with bags of food and thankfully I only had to eat some of it – at church there were various salads so was able to eat one of them with my food from home. By the end of the day I was tired but all my headaches were gone and I crashed by 9.00pm. The funniest thing I have experienced is that my appetite has really decreased which is odd for me as am normally ravenous. Also having a cup of herbal tea with me at all times has really helped me as I’ve struggled with the coffee cravings.
Today, have felt absolutely great and have loved absolutely everything I ate – bounced out of bed after another wonderful night’s sleep and ran about with the kids doing drop offs, 4 hours of Danish, pick ups, play time, dinner, stories, bed, tutoring, blog posts, emails etc etc… amazing that I can function on a Monday with no coffee, who would’ve thought?
Let’s see how the next four days go!
Have posted what I’ve eaten during the last three days below in case you’re interested.
Breakfast: smoothie (rice milk (couldn’t get almond milk so this is cheating), spinach leaves, banana, agave and almond butter)
Lunch: fruit and veggie platter with a bowl of hummus and a dried fruit/nut/seed mix
Dinner: Avocado, tomato, red onion and tuna salad
Snacks: chopped fruit, water, Yogi herbal teas, almonds, celery with almond butter
Breakfast: banana, scrambled eggs with sundried tomato, spinach and artichoke hearts and a raspberry & blueberry smoothie
Lunch: Quinoa and green veggie soup
Dinner: (at church) veggies and hummus and pre-made salad
Snacks: Apples and almond butter, tea.
Breakfast: brown rice with coconut milk, almonds and agave
Snacks during Danish: trail mix, chopped veggies, herbal tea and water
Afternoon: fruit, veggies and strawberry & pineapple smoothie
Dinner: grilled zucchini, tuna, spinach, sundried tomato and hazelnuts salad with balsamic vinegar
Snack: Apple, Nuts, dried fruit and almond butter