It’s not as bad as it was the last time I cleansed, because I already had mostly cut them out, but omg am I craving white bread and sugar. If I can get through the next 24-48 hours I’ll be home free.
Another issue you have to get used to is portion sizes. Whole Foods fill you up faster and you stay full longer. I’m used to eating at least two fairly large meals a day but now I find that I’m not hungry during the day much. as long as I eat a nice size breakfast I can basically have two snacks and two small meals and I’m good the rest of the day.
I decided to break up the monotony of eggs for breakfast by indulging in whole wheat honey banana pancakes with maple syrup. My 2 year old was SUPER excited about this.
All that I was missing for this was:
Honey (free, but if you aren’t fortunate enough to have your own hive I recommend buying a jar of local honey from a farmers market)
Banana ($1.50 for a bushel)
Maple syrup ($8)
For lunch I took my kids to a local cafe. My 5 year old has 3 hours of therapy for his cp on Wednesdays. There is a local café that also does pay what you can Wednesdays so I can feed me and my kids for about the same as I would spend on crappy meals at like McDonald’s. It’s a win-win. Plus they specialize in natural whole foods sonindont have to worry about not being able to eat anything. I had chicken salad in lettuce. Total : less than $10 for me and the kids.
Dinner i let my husband make dinner for us. He is a really good cook but after 30 minutes in the grocery store was getting a bit frustrated at me over my inability to eat any salad dressing. We finally decided I would make it. We had the second nights worth of steak, sweet potatoes with blue cheese butter, and a Caesar salad (sans croutons for me). I requested we not have large amounts of meat for a little while. It’s a bit too much for me. As for the dinner We were short:
Anchovy paste ($3)
Total: $18.50 (plus less than $10 for lunch). Plus we have maple syrup and bananas for later.