Monday, July 07, 2008

Day One - The Beginning of the Cleanse

Breakfast: Soy yogurt with berries
Snack: Curried Cashews
Lunch: Avodaco and Kale Salad
Snack: Gluten Free chips and salsa
Dinner: Quinoa and Black Bean Chile


We woke up on Sunday morning and Adam immediately turned to me and said "Do you want me to go to Dunkin Donuts and get us coffee" to which I blearily replied "YES".

And then he laughed and said "Too bad! No caffeine, remember?".

I suppose it is good he is doing this cleanse with me since I would have thrown it all away for a Medium Regular Iced right away, but also he sucks.

So we started our morning sans caffeine, with a breakfast of soy yogurt and fruit. Neither of us had tried soy yogurt before and we both loved it.

We made it through the rest of the day just fine - had some cashews for a snack. Later for lunch I made E's Kale and Avocado salad (which was delicious) and later for dinner I made some delicious Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

Adam had some concerns initially about being able to continue to play hockey and work out on a vegan and gluten and sugar free diet but after tasting the hearty chili he realized that you can be satisfied without meat or (regular) pasta. We'll see how it goes for the rest of the week - I tried to choose recipes/meals that have a lot of protein but are still tasty and not just BEANS BEANS BEANS.

Lessons Learned:
1) Already I see how much more attention I have to pay in the supermarket. It takes me twice as long to food shop because I have to read the back of nearly everything I buy to make sure it fits the protocol. Something may be vegan but not gluten free. Or it's gluten free but has dairy in it. Yikes!

2) Building off of Lesson One - if you don't like to cook you probably won't get too much out of this cleanse. It is much easier to find recipes and make things yourself then to find premade foods that fit the bill.

3 comments:

Ladybug's Picnic said...

It is worth the trip to Lowell to eat at Life Alive (www.lifealive.com) for some yummy vegan/vegetarian eats while you're cleansing. Also on their website is a link to an interview with one of the Pats, Larry Izzo who eats like that all the time and still trains - in case Adam needs some extra affirmation! Good luck, you are a better woman than I giving up the caffeine, girl.

K said...

My Blogger Pal M is doing the cleanse and I'm thinking about it but am wary since I'm training for a Tri. I can't wait to see what recipes you have though because thinking up new stuff to cook (when you aren't that great of a cook) is another big challenge for me and another reason that I'm wary

Lys said...

No Coffee? No Alcohol???

Sarah, you are a brave brave soul...