Friday, April 20, 2012

GM Cleanse

I've kind of always wanted to try a cleanse. But not one of those only drink muster plaster type of cleanses.  I do not like to starve. It gives me a headache.  And, I love to eat.

So after W's cousin posted something on Pinterest about a cleanse where you actually eat I thought, why not?!  

W's theory is that anything with the word "diet" around it, is just a fact that it will not work.  I have been on the cleanse for four days and have three days left.  

The GM cleanse, still makes me hungry, especially when particularly less-than-healthy options are around.  But I have been strong. I made "The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies" for W's birthday and took them to his work to share.  I did not eat any.  [Cue the "Hail the Conquering Hero" music].

Day 1: all fruits (no bananas)
Day 2: all veggies (one potato)
Day 3: all fruit and veggies (no potatoes or bananas)
Day 4: up to 8 bananas and 3 c. milk and veggie soup
Day 5: Lean beef with 6 tomatoes and veggie soup
Day 6: Lean beef with all veggies
Day 7: Lean beef, brown rice all veggies and fruits

 Here is how I felt on the previous days.

Day 1: I ate a lot of watermelon and cantaloupe.  It was tasty.  It filled me up and then I was hungry quite soon afterward.  So I would have some more. A lot of water . . . going all day.
Day 2:  Rather hungry, potato with pat of butter for breakfast (which my sweet T shared with me).  Ate a lot of veggies. Needed to drink more water.
Day 3: Felt bloated. Need more water.
Day 4: Bananas are so yummy.  I love a banana shake.  Need more water.

I just made the cabbage soup.  It tastes amazing. I followed the one on the website sort of . . . except instead I doubled the recipe and instead of an onion I added the acceptable (according to other websites) onion soup mix with four cups of water. Too many onions make it taste less desirable. :)
28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.
Then later it states the recipe as:

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 sliced green peppers
But the one that tastes amazing is:

2 c. shredded cabbage
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped zucchini
1. c. chopped carrots
4 c. water
1 packet onion soup mix

Or maybe I'm just really craving salt.

I'll let you know if I notice a big difference weight wise. So far, my pants seem to have more room.  Just a little.  I wasn't very good with the before recording part (sorry) so the after recording part will not be magical.  But I will have done it. And it will be great. Another thing I have done scratched off my bucket list.

If I can ever figure out the new blogging options (they changed everything and it is not as intuitive as before) then I'll add a page with my delightful life-long bucket list hopes.  :)  What's on your bucket list?

1 comment:

Whitney said...

You are strong! I would have eaten those cookies! Man, if you lose 10 pounds in a week with this thing, I might just try day...after I've eaten all the cookies in the world.