Detox Diaries: My Three Weeks on "Clean"
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Are we done yet?Today's meals: Green juice for breakfast; vegan energy bar for a snack; millet risotto with chicken for lunch; carrot ginger soup for dinner
My weight is it's lowest yet and I'm pretty low on energy today. I was starving this morning so I had a vegan energy bar with my green juice for a little pick-me-up. It seemed to help, but I was still starving again by lunchtime. I can't really say I feel a whole lot better than normal -- but I also don't feel any worse than I usually do. And I am learning that I can survive on a lot less food than I thought I needed; I'm just not sure I want to.
For dinner, I tried a different recipe from the book -- carrot ginger soup -- and wow, is it awful. It has apple cider vinegar in it and the whole soup just tastes like that; so gross. I manage to salvage it by cooking it for a lot longer than what's suggested (to cook out the vinegar taste) and adding a ton of salt, pepper, and garlic. The end result is pretty good, but nowhere near the book's recipe.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Last day -- hooray!