Two weeks into my cleanse, and if I’m learning more and more as time progresses.
Making changes to your lifestyle, especially drastic ones can not only make you notice things about yourself or your body, but make other people notice things about you, even the mood swings.
As a dear friend delicately and kindly told me,
“Ever since you started this cleanse, you’ve been….a little quick to fire.”
What that comment made me ponder was one of the reasons why I participated in this cleanse in the first place, which was to see how I reacted to taking out the extra fluff in my food and eating simple. Come to find out, if I don’t eat right on time (every 2-3 hours) my hunger gets the best of me and I get irritable! (Which is not surprising at all if you know me).
Doing this cleanse is not that different than other fitness endeavors I’ve tried. When I competed in fitness, I regularly carried around my food that was carefully proportioned and measured.
However, this cleanse is different. Instead of being focused on portion sizes and eating for a look. I’m noticing more about myself in body and mind, which is making me feel and look better on many different levels. Do I really crave meat, or am I just hungry? Do I really need coffee, or do I like the comfort and habit of something hot in the morning?
Being able to listen to my body on a deeper level has done wonders for me. I’ve learned to stop and listen, to ask myself questions, pack a lunch, and not to lose my temper…..or my tempeh.