April 5-18 I am doing a Gluten-Free and Vegan Cleanse. It is actually half of a 30 day clean sweep cleanse and is a challenge with prizes at Beachbody.com where I log my workouts and track my progress. There is a weigh-in and out and there are prizes (The biggest is worth $200 cause it is a two month supply of my Shakeology that I drink everyday and love so that is a lot of incentive!). I started getting ready today by beginning to cut out meat. I am incorporating more nuts (so I have to watch fat) and beans (so I smell great) into my diet. Next is eggs and dairy, but that is not happening until Monday, 4/5 so I don’t have to deal with that loss until then.
I am thinking of losing the eggs sooner, to get adjusted to making oatmeal in the morning instead of eggs. I am going to test the waters this weekend. Next week I will start weaning back on the green tea. I don’t drink coffee and have almost given up wine, so those two for two weeks are easy. I drink 4 cups of green tea a day, though, so I have to find a caffeine free alternative. I love hot beverages while I work. They are soothing to me.
Gluten is not too tough, I only eat one slice of bread a day now. BUT I have to do gluten free bread and so I have to make it myself since all the store-bought varieties have SUGAR. I am dreading this and have to find a recipe and try it out soon. I want to get it baked the weekend before we start and then use a slice a day to get by.
MY LIFE, FOR 14 DAYS, WILL BE FREE OF 5 TOXINS:
- Animal Products (including Fish, Dairy, & Eggs)
I am also going to try to eat as much organic as possible. I will document as much as possible here. I forgot about the weigh in, so my post below that I will not weigh myself before I hit 60 days of P90X was a lie. The challenge starts on day 49 so I will weigh-in on the 48th day, and the challenge ends on day 62, so I will wait on the 60 day results until that day.
I am going to figure out my meals and recipes soon and I will begin posting them when I have my plan. I have to say, this will be difficult because throwing a turkey burger on when I need protein is easier than cooking up some rice and beans. I need to get my shit together on this one so that I succeed.