Ok, so, I’m 9 days or so “post-cleanse.” This was 21 days of really great nourishment for my body (pH balanced eating, organic, vegan), and staying away from all toxins such as chemicals, sugar, processed foods, alcohol, etc.
By the end of the cleanse, I was feeling great physically…But there were still some challenges arising. It is a new way of living when you don’t constantly try to modify your mood and your being with substances. You have to learn different ways of handling challenging emotions, stress, boredom, etc.
I’ve experimented with bringing certain foods back into my life, and you know what? It really isn’t worth the hassle! Yes, cheese tastes great, but I don’t end up feeling well physically afterwards (it’s much easier to see how foods impact you when you start with a clean slate), or in my heart (from all I can tell most milk comes from factory farms where some things happen I know I would not be OK with.) Sugar, truthfully, I can take it or leave it, I don’t like sweets that much, but if you say what the hell and eat a cookie or two, something in our bodymind takes over and wants to eat more. I usually end up with a headache, and a heartache. There’s another factor that I’ve never had in my life before…Whether I feel “satisfied” or not after I eat does not have to do with how much entertainment I’ve had. It has to do with how much nutrition I’ve ingested. What a concept! So, the empty foods really leave me feeling empty, or worse, on all levels.
I’m glad I experimented a little bit! The foods we have a complex relationship with we tend to get addicted to. But, I don’t think those addictions have set in quite yet. I do think the cleanse affords you somewhat of a buffer. I’m going to stop before the addictions set-in.
I’m going to continue the great diet and lifestyle that works so well for me! I don’t need the other things, they don’t help me live the way I want to live, and be the coach I want to be for my clients.
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