Monday, July 22, 2013

The Couple that Cleanses Together Stays Together

I talked Rob into doing the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse with me. Its a fiber drink and probiotic pills and such for 10 days. ***

The rules are: no dairy, coffee, or wheat for 10 days. Drink at least 8 cups of water, but try for at least 100 ounces. Its a "gentle cleanse" read: you won't be running to the toilet. We've done day one and its true so far.

Why are we doing a cleanse? Well, I know why I am. My weight isn't moving. I had my thyroid checked and its fine. I have gone up and down with the same 1.5 pounds since March. I have over 40 to lose and I keep getting defeated and being all "addict like" and shoving copious amounts of cereal in my pie hole. For the most part, I keep a food diary and work out, but, obviously things could change. So, I'm cleansing, cleaning out the old, detoxifying and starting fresh. If I lose weight, that would be awesome. My biggest hope is for this cleanse to give my body a boost towards burning fat and calories and help me with my cravings.

I don't exactly have cravings, I have what I call, a FAT BRAIN. Meaning, part of my brain is on track with diet and exercise and the other side, the fat side, sees every restaurant and has a moment where it says "we should totally stop there". Even if I have dinner planned. Sometimes when I'm not even hungry.  Fat Brain craves bad food. Fat Brain feeds emotional eating habits. Fat Brain doesn't know when I'm full and wants to eat too much. Fat Brain starts craving dessert before I've finished my meal. Fat Brain sees a serving of cereal and says "that's just enough to piss me off, I need MORE!"  Fat Brain needs to die. I hope the cleanse helps me tear down Fat Brain.

I think Rob is doing it cause he rocks and he's supportive and if he feels better in the process? BONUS!

Day One was easy. Hope it stays this positive! Here's a list of our food
Breakfast-Oatmeal with a banana and tsp of honey
Snack-cashews and Pluots
Lunch-Salad with grilled chicken, watermelon
Snack-Sweet potato chips and hummus
Dinner-Sweet Potato Chili and cantaloupe (I left the zucchini out of the chili and threw in 4 shredded veggie burgers)

For being on a "diet" we ate a ton of food!!!! 

This is Rob's lunch and snacks for Day 2. This cleanse requires a lot of packing and planning.
Breakfast-Scrambled eggs and turkey bacon
Snack-Peanuts and grapes
Lunch-Leftover Sweet Potato Chili, cantelope
Snack-Wholly Guacamole and carrot chips
Dinner-Grilled Steaks, cauliflower mash, peas
Snack-strawberry popsicles 
(strawberries,water, truvia sweetener in the blender and freeze: BOOM)

***Not a fan of cleansing and think it is BS? Good for you! Please don't leave me a comment about your negative feelings on the matter. Love Peace and Chicken Grease, Quallsy****

****I probably shouldn't have chicken grease on the cleanse.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome work Team Qualls! I think it's fantastic that you and Rob are working together. Having support from at least one person in your daily life when you're doing this for 10 days is key. You are the GI Queen so if you say it's "gentle" on the digestive tract, I believe you. My husband did the lemon-cayenne pepper-maple syrup fast once a year to try and help his sinuses and allergies. I think he gave up on it this year. I tried sticking with him and couldn't do it after the first day: no food, just this liquid mess for a week. I'd rather do a GI prep for 24 hours that fast like that! I do want to commit to a better eating style for our family and the way you make these fruit/veg/lean protein meals look easy is encouraging. I'd love to hear how this approach works for you.