Day 8 – one week celebration

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The cleanse has not fried my brain, I realize one week falls on the seventh day. However, the celebration had to wait one day. We went crazy and had a cooked sweet potato with Avocado Cilantro Crema (thanks to Angela Lidden for this recipe in her cookbook Oh she Glows Every Day). It was amazing. We also had Kale crisps and apple slices with date “caramel” for dessert. However, we ate half the sweet potato and we were full, even though we were hungry when we started. That is still strange to me, we must have had a reset on our satiation mechanism. Still no cravings, and I have been to coffee shops twice and at home my husband and daughter are still eating “normally”

My mom has found that her energy level is higher. She doesn’t require a nap in the afternoon any longer. I wouldn’t say I have a high energy level, but my energy is steady throughout the day. No crashes in the afternoon and evening, no falling asleep in front of the TV or when I am reading in the evening. I am not sleeping really well yet though and she does. I haven’t for several years. I tend to wake up at 4 or 5 and I am unable to go back to sleep. Or perhaps at 6 AM I will go back to sleep but that doesn’t give me a lot of time. Still, I can get through the day without a nap, and I usually go to bed around 11:30 so that is pretty good. I would still rather get a full 8 hours though, I definitely need that. To be honest my family needs me to have the full 8. Otherwise I get a bit, shall we say, sensitive. Not my fault really, they just need to learn to not piss me off. Problem solved.

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