Look, I have never claimed to be perfect, ok?
So when I said I was doing this detox/cleanse/fast thing for 90 days, I had no intentions on following it to the T every. single. day, because 1) my work schedule won’t allow for a lot of the grocery trips and the rest I need, and 2) I like pizza.
I’m sitting here, right now at 10:49 pm CDT eating a XXL Chicken Grilled
Stuft Burrito from Taco Bell, because my gas tank said “hey..look now.. we need to talk,” and my eating period for my intermittent fast was gonna be up in 30 minutes.
Starting today, May 21, I have begun intentionally fasting intermittently. There are a few different schedules you can follow, and I believe at some point I’ve done all of them simply because I was too busy to eat.
The first one is the Weekly fast, where you stop eating for 24-hours, once a week.
Next is a seemingly more complicated one in terms of keeping up with the schedule. For this one, you fast every other day, or for alternating 24-hour periods. Meaning, if you stop eating Monday at 8am, you can start eating again on Tuesday at 8am, then you’ll stop eating again on Wednesday at 8am. I would more than likely get confused like, “Am I supposed to be eating today?” then say F it.
The one I’m sticking to is the 16/8 schedule, where you fast for 16 hours, then eat during an 8-hour window. My 8 hours to eat are from 3pm to 11pm, because I can have a meal with the Kid and then eat when I get off work around 10pm. Since I don’t really eat breakfast, I’m not missing much there, and using that time for fasting means I’ll drink more water earlier in the day.
Reflecting on today as the first day of my fast, I can say that I’m feeling more of an effect on my body than the previous 3 weeks of detoxing and cleansing.
During the first 3-4 days of any fast I’ve undertaken, I always experience the headaches and minor fatigue, and today was no different. I’m pretty sure me not drinking enough water is a factor to consider.
I don’t know why, but I like when things are difficult. When things seem too easy, I don’t trust ’em, and that’s probably a mindset thing I need to work on.
Some things have a right to be easy. We deserve to have some things just be… easy. At the same time, I’m appreciating the headaches and the hunger pangs. Something good will come of them.
Or maybe I’m just delusional and hungry.
My first meal today during the eating period was a smoothie at 330pm, which was absolutely just great. I ran out of Kale; so for the green, I used a cucumber.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cucumber
- 1.5 cups pineapple, cubed and frozen
- 1 apple, cut and cored
- 2 bananas
- 3 cups Spring water
It was cool, crisp, clean, and refreshing.
No Taco Bell again tomorrow…
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As this detox/cleanse progresses, I’m evolving my diet to create a more alkaline-rich environment in my body by incorporating more foods that are on the Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide, which you can download here.
You can also follow me on social media where I might be doing stuff that may or may not be interesting. But I’m documenting so that in August (my birthday month, hey now), I can look back and see what kind of growth took place.
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With grace & gratitude,