Breakfast: lemon water, COFFEE (black), shake made from hemp milk, hemp protein powder, canned coconut milk, frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, and spinach.
When you haven't had coffee for a significant period, for the first couple of days it becomes a fun recreational drug. While drinking my coffee this morning, and again at noon, I felt giddy and talkative at first, and then, by the end of the cup, actually a bit high. Sadly, I know that soon I'll go back to dependency: no noticeable effect except the relief of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms like grogginess and headache. I hear it is similar with heroin.
Lunch: blueberries, blackberries, carrot sticks, mini sweet peppers, celery sticks, avocado, pecans. I am very lucky.
Snacks: 2 cups decaf coffee, 1 cup regular coffee (all black), strawberries (they're getting sweeter now, as they start coming actually into season).
Breakfast (before work, 6:30 am): lemon water, coffee with hemp milk (not a good idea: it curdled and also tasted weird), shake made from hemp milk, hemp protein powder, avocado, strawberries, and spinach.
Lunch (after work, food brought home from restaurant, 3:15 pm): chicken, asparagus & mushroom omelet with sides of carrots and broccoli.
Shopping (Co-op): Seventh Generation pantiliners, 2 cans cat food, Tom's sensitive toothpaste, white cage-free eggs, Woodstock California Supreme trail mix, 1 pork chop, broccoli, 2 oranges, 6 avocados (they were on sale for 89 cents!), 2 kiwis, 2 limes, 1 mango. $44.
Dinner: Last Clean dinner, again at Sweetgreen. Salad of mesclun and kale, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms, with almonds and avocado and a spicy cashew dressing. Decided to skip the meat tonight, since I had lunch so late and I have had to stuff myself in order to finish my salad on my past couple of visits to Sweetgreen. Without the chicken, the quantity felt about right. Also, 1 can of lemon Spindrift seltzer.
Snacks: 2 cups decaf coffee, 1 cup regular coffee (at work), steamed carrots (at work). I'm afraid that the unaccustomed coffee may have made me an impatient bitch to the less-experienced young folks at my job. That is to say, I felt super-amped-up and stressed, and what I perceived as the excruciating slowness of certain people and activities was driving me so crazy that I was not able to control the expression of my irritation the way I normally do. This is unusual and I feel really badly about it after the fact. People are doing their best. I also had an argument with my husband in the early evening about where to go to brunch on Sunday morning, which seems stupider than it should have been. Husband blamed this on his own low blood sugar, but I'm not sure the coffee (and consequent work stress) wasn't still a factor. Paraphrase of argument:
Husband: I could really go for some of the great ham they have at Nick's Diner.
Me: I feel alarmed by the prospect of having a big, greasy, unhealthy breakfast right off the bat after ending this cleanse diet.
Husband: You seem to be assuming that I am longing to have a big, greasy, unhealthy breakfast and will show no restraint. You obviously think I'm a pig. All I want is some ham.
Me: Nick's doesn't really serve any healthy food, and now I have become unhealthily obsessed with diet and am afraid of getting fat. What about going back to Middle Eastern Cuisine and having more vegetable kabobs? We could have hummus and bread this time too!
Husband: I am panicked by the idea that we will never get to just go out for a normal brunch again, with like eggs and bacon and stuff.
Me: What do you mean by "normal?" What? What??
After this, we went and ate salad in silence until we felt better.