Being in the second week of the Clean Program cleanse I think is pretty easy. You have gotten over the feeling of being deprived of all your favorite things, you have settled into a rhythm of what works in your smoothies, what to eat for lunch, and just how to say no to all the tempting things. Here is how I am doing on Day 9:
Sleep is a big issue for me. As I said in the video, I am a huge night owl. There is always one more email to read, show to watch, row of knitting to do, etc. Before I know it, it is much later than I expected it to be. I work from home, but I don’t have the luxury of being able to sleep in. I have to get my daughter to school, so that means an early wake up call.
I have been getting some really great nights of sleep though. Other than the one night last week, I have been sleeping very soundly and feeling rested when I wake up. That is definitely a nice benefit of cleansing and detoxing. It also helps to pass the time of the twelve hour window of fasting. My advice is to try and get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. It is so important!
Today I made a Beans and Greens pasta for lunch. It is one of my favorite meals to make at home and Clean friendly. I used a rice and quinoa pasta, lacinato kale, cannellini beans, garlic, and fresh lemon juice. So easy and delicious!
Dinner was on the run tonight, so I made a smoothie early and brought it with me. Luckily the weather is pretty cold here, so leaving it in the car was fine. I have been known to bring a smoothie with me in a cooler when the weather is warmer though.
Have you done the Clean Program cleanse? What have you done when your evening meal was during hours that you were out of the house? Please share in the comments below. I would love to hear your ideas!