Natalie ‘s Food Diary
As experienced by SameNatalieRose
Monday, 5/2/11 – Prep
Chat between MontyKates and I:
me: org ave just totally spammed me like, 6 times
me: one is interesting
Sent at 1:47 PM on Monday
KT: sugar salt and processed foods?
but… sugar and salt are in everything
me: yeah… it sucks… welcome to day one
Tuesday, 5/3/11 – Prep
Great. Now my hips aren’t talking to me. However, my skin is noticeably brighter.
Wednesday, 5/4/11 – Day 1
9A: Chlorophyll mixed with water, green tea
**That stuff is green green gasoline. Sheesh. Turned my teeth green!
10:15a OJ, surprisingly full
12p Young Love, not satisfying at all, slipped a piece of bacon
1:30p Lemonade, realize they gave me two of these and no No. 5
Chat between MontyKates and I:
me: dude, I am starving
starving is an overstatement I guess
KT: I’m not starving, I would just REALLY REALLY REALLY like to eat an entire pizza
Sent at 1:37 PM on Wednesday
or, like, an entire cow
or a brownie
or even just some edamame that’s in the next room with clients….a girl can dream
KT: if she brings me edamame at snack time I am eating it
me: listen to you
what are you, in pre school
KT: hahaha, there’s always snack time at these client things!
me: i know
3:30P skipped ahead to cucumber juice
6p spicy lemonade
8p egg white, broth, greens, ½ green lemonade
The only consolation that keeps me plugging through today is my skin looks AMAZING. Even though I am sick as a dog, my pours look fab, my skin looks really supple and moisturizer. It’s really what getting me through. Otherwise I feel like crap. I am sick – to start with – and feeling like juice cleansing is not a great idea right now. Need warmth and nourishment. At the end of the day I ate an egg white with broth because I started to get really woozy. If this is just day one not sure I can make it thru two more days.
Thursday, 5/5/11 – Day 2
8a egg white, green tea
10a Chlorophyll mixed with water, grapefruit juice
11:30A the grossest of all three drinks I think, the Love Young – spinach and celery, but all you taste is celery. Want to vomit.
1P black bean soup – I feel SOOOO much better
1:15P Spicy Lemonade
3:30P Beet juice, meh. Veggie broth
5:30P ½ carrot juice – AMAZING!!!
6:30p ½ cucumber juice, disappointing after carrot juice
7:30p ½ carrot juice
So I just had some soup, black bean, and I feel like a new woman. Totally clear-headed and re-vitalized. I don’t know if this is a smart idea – drinking nothing but juice the whole day. And I am pretty bummed to learn that most of these juices have a TON of calories and sugar. I guess if you are only consuming juice all day you need the calories, but the sugar is totally toxic for me, being hypoglycemic. So I have resigned myself that this going to be a modified cleanse, both because of illness and my own bodies needs. Hey, the chick in the Organic Avenue store today said it all, “Listen to your body and do what you need to do to feel healthy”. Skin is still bangin’, but all I can think about are bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches with Tabasco.
Things that I have learned:
– putting a hard-boiled egg in the microwave will make it explode
Friday, 5/6/11 – Day 3
8A Chlorophyll, protein drink
10A: Ginger lemonade – yummy
12P: Young love, am not going to miss this one, soup
1:30P: Master tonic
3:30P: Veggie Vide, broth, egg white
6P: Mellow love, worse than young love
8P: Cannot stomach the cucumber juice, opt for egg salad and greens on toast, I have never appreciated something so simple so much.
I am sitting here on the last official day of KT and my cleanse – eating egg salad – and I have never, ever been happier. So, so, so happy. Honestly I cannot remember what made me start this juice cleanse to begin with, but I can’t see myself doing it again soon. I am not sure I like the things it did to my body (lose weight rapidly and in weird areas – fingers – only to turn around and come back with what I am sure will be vengeance). And I certainly don’t like the things it’s done to my mind (all I think about is food, and not my usual every-day fair that I am very satisfied with – salads, light stir-frys and brown rice, soups – but bacon, butter, cheeseburgers, pizza, and greasy chinese). Basically, I used to have a balanced diet and this cleanse had turned me into a monster. Grrrrrr.
The Verdure Cure, by Viana la Place
– 2 lbs greens – endive, mustards, dandelion, kale, collard, or a mix
– pinch of sea salt
– lemon juice
Method: rinse greens well and chop roughly. Put in large pot and cover with spring water. Add pinch of salt, bring to boil and simmer until greens are very wilty and the broth is flavored – 20-30 minutes. Add lemon juice to taste to the broth and drink. Strain greens, drizzle with lemon juice and eat.