Day four of 21 is upon us. Adam and I (mostly Adam) prepared some meals after grocery shopping on Sunday to take as lunches this week. I haven't been tempted really yet, which is nice. It's definitely made me more conscious of the choices I'm making.
Speaking of which, breakfast the past two days has been a smoothie (coconut water, spinach, banana, orange, hemp & chia seeds, and mango), along with a vegan, gluten- and sugar-free waffle (Van's) with almond butter on top.
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Lunches have included chickpea salad (chickpeas, spicy hummus, onion, celery, mustard... thanks Adam), lentil soup (from Mazah), leftover challenge-friendly mushroom stroganoff... So far so good!
And lastly, dinners have included mushroom stroganoff and a Tuscan bean stew. Both from the Forks Over Knives cookbook.
As I mentioned in my first post about this challenge, it's really called a cleanse. I also mentioned that I do not like that term, because it has a negative implication. See this article about cleansing to see why cleanses are not only viewed negatively, but are also not really that great for you. That's why, I call this a challenge. A challenge to reset your habits and your body - most importantly - without depriving it of the key nutrients and things it NEEDS to do its job correctly.