Day 28 of 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse

Day 28 (Jan. 28)

Morning Weight: up .4 lb; with a total loss of 14.4 lbs since Day 1.

Today is the last day of my cleanse. I miss cooked food, like rice, chickpeas and potatoes. I will probably focus on eating mostly raw for the next few weeks; I haven’t decided what my next phase towards health will be.

Had three jars of smoothies as well as an apple. Again, I just wasn’t that hungry.

I ended the day by having a small salad, part of a salad my daughter couldn’t finish. It did have some chickpeas, so it was not part of the cleanse.

I drank about ¾ litre water today.

Wishing you a healthy journey.

Day 27 of 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse

Day 27 (Jan. 27)

Morning Weight: up .2 lb; with a total loss of 14.8 lbs since Day 1.

This morning I was back to work. Still tired and coughing but my energy is better.

I had 3 jars of green smoothies throughout the day, as well as a sliced up apple. I just wasn’t all that hungry.

Then, I came home to a precautionary, city-wide, boil-water advisory, so focused on boiling some water.

Hmm…what to eat?

I chose a big wonderful banana and cherry smoothie (my favourite lately).

I drank about ¾ litre water today.

Wishing you a healthy journey.

Day 26 of 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse

Day 26 (Jan. 26)

Morning Weight: down .2 lb; with a total loss of 15.0 lbs since Day 1.

Made a green smoothie to start the day, followed by another one later on.

Lunch was a bowl of raspberries and blueberries.

Dinner was a salad with tomatoes, cabbage and raw corn from the cob. Dressing was just half an avocado, mushed up.

I just wasn’t that hungry today. I am still not feeling well.

I drank over a litre of water today.

Wishing you a healthy journey.

Day 24 of 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse

Day 24 (Jan. 24)

Morning Weight: no change; with a total loss of 14.6 lbs since Day 1.

The last 5 lbs of weight loss have been while I was sick and not eating a lot, so I can’t really count this weight loss as part of my cleanse, unless it is part of the detox. Hard to know.

I drank a big jar of smoothie in the morning. Later on, I had 4 oranges.

In the afternoon, my headaches seemed to be gone, and I gained a little bit of my energy back. I was able to do a couple of loads of laundry.

Towards dinner, my hubbie and I made a salad (first one I’v had in days-just didn’t feel like it, being sick). In we put: tomato, red onion, arugula, fresh cob corn, green pepper, cabbage and avocado. The dressing was blended mango, cilantro, water, garlic, ginger and sea salt.

Then I ate a small bowl of raspberries.

Today, I drank 1.5 litres of water…yay…getting closer to my normal intake.

Wishing you a healthy journey.

Day 23 of 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse

Day 23 (Jan. 23)

Morning Weight: down 2.8, with a total loss of 14.6 lbs since Day 1.

Weird to see so much weight loss in one day after eating little and just lying around.

Today I started my day with a trip to a walk-in clinic. This is my third day in a row of missing work, and my employer requires a doctor’s note for three days or more of missed work. So, I got to sit in a waiting room for almost two hours…definitely not fun when you are sick.

I had a green smoothie in the morning, followed by another smoothie and broth during the day. I also ate a bowl of raspberries and blueberries.

I feel just awful. My chest is congested, so I am coughing a lot, which is painful and just gross. I also have quite a headache that comes and goes and lasts for varying amounts of time. I would say that on this day, the headache occurred for about 70% of the time.

I am assuming that what I have is some kind of virus, although the thought has crossed my mind that it could also be detox. The body gets rid of toxins through the lungs too. The headaches remind me of detox and because they aren’t going away, that makes me wonder too.

I am not taking any over the counter medication because of a few reasons:

  1. If I take a Tylenol, for instance, and my headache goes away, I may have relief of the symptom, but then I do not know what is going on with my body. I won’t know if it would still be giving me headaches. My body is working to fight whatever virus, toxin etc. is in there, and the body usually can do a good job on its own. I don’t want to interfere with my body’s natural ability to heal itself by adding more toxins.
  2. I’m on a cleanse, and the last thing I want to do is put over the counter medication or any prescription drugs into my body! I would rather suffer. Of course, if I felt I just HAD to take something, I would.

Today, I pushed myself to drink more water, I think I drank about ¾ of a litre.

Wishing you a healthy journey.

Day 22 of 28 Day Raw Food Cleanse

Day 22 (Jan. 22)

Morning Weight: down 1.8, with a total loss of 11.8 lbs since Day 1.

I was in bed all day yesterday, and didn’t eat much, so that is likely why my weight went down almost two pounds.

I had a big cup of my homemade broth, followed shortly after by a blueberry, banana and arugula smoothie.

I know that the broth is not part of my cleanse, but while being sick, my body just seems to want it. The broth is esay to digest, so I think it will be an ok, temporary addition to my cleanse.

I can’t remember the rest of what I ate, but just more of the same broth and smoothies.

Today was especially tough; being sick, I didn’t feel like eating much, nor did I drink much water.

Wishing you a healthy journey,