Well, I finished the cleanse on Thursday and I have to tell you I still feel great. I probably ate more food than recommended in the book, but what I had was just fine. I feel very good.
We started out the day with orange juice and fruit. The fruit is very satisfying. For lunch we had the Lentil-Veggie Soup I started preparing last night. It turned out heartier than I expected, but boy was it delicious! This soup has lots of fiber, so I am hoping it it good for me. We are trying to stay off dairy for the next few days since it's hard for the body to process that right after the cleanse apparently. I must say it filled me up very quickly.
For dinner I made my first vegan dish - Creamy Asparagus Soup. Oh my! That was delicious. I really enjoyed it and even had seconds, which I kind of regret since I felt stuffed afterward. Still no bad side effects.
For a treat we had fruit with soy yogurt. YUM! I am kind of ready to get back to dairy, though, since vegan dairy substitutes seem to be really heavy on the fat front. I will say, however, that they certainly are tasty!
I still have no craving for meat or alcohol, which is good. I feel like my body is kind of getting back to normal. I lost about 15 pounds on this cleanse and I sure hope I don't gain it all back!
You can see both my recipes below this posting, or just click the links below to go directly to them. Once again, they may be too heavy but I had not problem and I actually think the asparagus one would be just fine for anyone.
Creamy Asparagus Soup
Posted by Sean