What aspect are you enjoying the most and why?
Knowing that I am only putting fresh and pure foods into my body makes me feel clean and clear-minded. I have felt this very same way all three times I’ve done the Re-boot!
What aspect are you finding most difficult?
Being prepared is the hardest part. I do not enjoy going to the grocery store, and I also do not enjoy cooking. I usually throw things together for lunch and dinner (or my husband cooks a lot!), but I know that I need to be more mindful during these ten days. I am proud to say I did cook both Sunday and Monday night — hooray!
Quality of sleep?
GREAT! Sleep is never an issue for me. I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow and sleep through the night until my alarm goes off or my body naturally wakes up. I’ve been that way my whole life.
Energy level and mood during the day?
I am a morning person and always have been. I have great energy from 6am – 1pm, and I usually get very sleepy around 2:00pm. (I am a huge proponent of afternoon naps on the weekends!) I have noticed throughout the last week that as long as I hydrate well during those “sleepy hours,” I can push through my slump.
How has your mood been?
I’ve been in a wonderful mood! I feel healthy and strong, and I get to be around the most amazing women day in and day out….you can’t beat that!
Are you having any specific cravings?
YES – Mexican food!! To better explain why, first of all, I do not have a sense of smell (Can I taste? Yes! But probably not as good as you.), so I do not like nor do I crave sweets at all. I LOVE and crave chips and salsa!! I don’t go to Mexican restaurants to eat cheesy foods….it’s honestly the easiest type of food for me to eat because I am a vegetarian. I love black beans, avocado/guacamole, rice and corn tortillas! I’ve been known to only order side dishes and be very happy! I will be honest and say I’ve had a slip-up with the chips (they are so hard for me to resist!), but I’ve said no to the corn tortillas staring me in the face in my pantry.
Other observations related to this experience?
I actually enjoy the 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar in the mornings! I’m not sure why I don’t continue with that once the ten days is over, but I am going to try my best to this time!
Tips or tricks that are working for you?
I made sure to purchase my crunchy gluten-free snacks (almonds, nut thins with hummus, and vegetable chips) so that they are always on hand and so that I wouldn’t reach for my husband’s corn chips. I’ve also recently found these new lentil crackers with sea salt at Central Market…they are delicious!