Coming off my Juice Cleanse Detox

By July 17, 2013Lifestyle

candice hutchings raw food

The first supper!

HELLO WORLD OF FOOD! It’s been a while. I won’t lie, I am very nervous to be part of you again…

Today I am allowed to eat, so why am I putting it off? I woke up this morning and drank my usual liter of water and sat on T’s balcony. I then made myself a fresh green juice for breakfast. I could have made a smoothie, but I think I am so used to juice at this point that I would rather do that. I already miss my Cleanse. Juicing at home can be such a pain. Back to life, back to reality…

For lunch I have a green smoothie (shocker). Spinach, almond milk, parsley, chlorophyll, cacao, gotu kola, maca and coconut sugar. After drinking a quarter of it and watching my stomach expand, I realize that probably should have started with something simpler, maybe berries and water… whoops. My stomach hurts. I don’t like eating normal food again. Can I do another Cleanse?

 raw pasta

After I pace myself with my smoothie, I drink water for the rest of the day. Beside my being too hard on myself about my bloated tummy I feel really good. I am receiving so many compliments about how fantastic I look, and honestly it feels good. I am going to be modest, but I am embracing the compliments with a high head– I deserve it, I haven’t eaten in 5 days after all…

 green smoothie

T is really excited to have me eating again. I think it’s because I can go back to cooking. I didn’t refuse to cook simply to be mean; I did it more for my own sanity. For dinner I make him some vegan tacos, but stick to raw myself. I made myself a HUGE bowl of zucchini and carrot pasta with like a dozen assorted mixed veggies a light sauce. After I made myself the meal, I stared at it for a while… I am really being weird about this whole “eating” thing. I get over my fear of eating and just dig in, chewing each forkful for what feels like 5 minutes. I am never going to get through this salad like this… It takes me about an hour to finish it and I feel really full, like really, really, REALLY full. My stomach has definitely shrunk. I wait 30 minutes and down a huge glass of water, and do some work.

After today I realized that going back to eating might tougher than I thought. I will really be watching my meals and will be sure to continue drinking tons of water. This heat is the perfect time to dabble in raw food… try it out!

Check out this Raw Thai Salad recipe

Or how about Raw Pasta!

Order Edgy Veg Cookbook

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