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Clean Program - Week 3 and Gift Card Draw

By Nadine
Before I update on my last week on the Clean Program I have a couple of announcements.
For those that live in the City of Nanaimo (or surrounding area): To be entered in a free draw to win a $25, $50 or $100 gift card with City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation & Culture department (can be used for admissions, program registrations, RecPasses, facility rentals, etc) send an email with your name and phone number to [email protected] and put “Parks, Recreation & Culture gift card contest” in the subject heading. 1 entry per person. Deadline is Sunday Dec 18.
Congratulations to the winner of the YMX Giveaway: Cathy at Take It Easy Yoga!
The last day of my cleanse was Saturday. What did I love about the cleanse? How well my body felt during it (very light, not overburdened). Experimenting with different foods. Getting some physical distance from what was once the monkeys on my back (sugar, fat, processed foods). What didn't I love? Really, nothing, I loved the cleanse. And during the last week of it I found my energy very high.
What does it mean now that I'm done the cleanse? I have 3 types of days now: regular, indulgence and cleanse. My regular days (most of my days) I am slowly adding foods back in one at a time. I added tomatoes back in on Sun/Mon (homemade tomato soup) and they were a success! Today/tomorrow I'm adding in chili peppers.
What do I want to keep from the cleanse? A smoothie for breakfast. Basically 3 meals a day with little to no snacking. And a very simplified way to eat. While I intend to add more foods back in, there are plenty of foods that I intend to save for indulgence days rather than add to my day to day eating.
I will continue to update my blog sporadically on how the food re-integration is going as well as post some of my recipes.

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