Day Four! So far my favorite day! The hardest part of a “cleanse” is the first few days. By this point, I always start to crave sweets, a large movie theater popcorn, or a never-ending basket of French fries. Okay maybe I’m lying… I’m AWAYS craving a never-ending basket of French fries! Shoot, on day two I craved so many sweets, I was Yelping nearby bakeries with vegan and gluten-free options, but that was hard to come by unfortunately. Not to mention, it was a holiday. But I made it through, and you will too! There are many alternatives to those sugar cravings, too.

The funny thing is, I don’t consider myself a “sweets” person. However, once I know I shouldn’t eat it, I want it. Can anyone relate? One item that helps me overcome my sugar cravings is my daily protein shake. Like I’ve said many times, it’s like a milkshake everyday! This morning I decided to omit the strawberries. I was craving chocolate and banana so I went with that! I also added some cinnamon to the mix to get that warm holiday taste! img_8994

I was able to complete an entire hour of yoga today, (thanks Lou)!img_8993 My body feels great! Now I told myself, I wouldn’t weigh myself until the 30 days were up, buuut I couldn’t help it. On the bright side, I lost all of the tamales I accumulated during the past month! Yippee!! Okay, now I promise, no weighing until the 30 days are up!

The recipes I have used recently “serve” 4-6 people or so, which means we have a lot of left-overs. As much as I love to cook, sometimes it’s nice to take a break. So we decided to use this day to clean out the fridge and eat some left-overs. I’ll get back to cooking soon, in the mean time, stay hungry, stay happy!

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