Saturday, September 22, 2012

day one

Alright, here we go! How did you do on your first day of the cleanse? I know the next ten days will bring about a new energy, a new outlook, and a new peace. If you haven't experienced a clean eating lifestyle, it is not too late to join us for the cleanse. Until you try it, I really don't think anyone can understand how radically different you feel when you're eating real, whole food rather than the Standard American Diet.

I started my day with a Yoga Flow series and two glasses of water.

My breakfast was a big glowing green smoothie.

For lunch, I made a salad with 2 cups of chopped romaine, 1 chopped red bell pepper, 2 chopped tomatoes, 1/2 chopped apple, red onion, and fresh squeezed lemon.

I got hungry in the afternoon so I ate a banana and a cup of red grapes.

For dinner, I made zucchini pasta with 2 zucchini, 3 tomatoes, 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and sage, and broccoli on top.

Throughout the day I drank lots and lots of water!
And I finished off the day with a pear and cinnamon for dessert.

I highly recommend using CRON-O-Meter (there is an online app and a website) to track your nutritional intake. This website lets you log everything you eat and gives you the breakdown of all the vitamins and minerals in addition to protein/fats/carbs. I have never been a fan of people obsessing over everything they eat. In fact, I don't even own a scale - so I'm not suggesting you start obsessing over every little bite and every single lb.

But, CRON-O-Meter does come in handy if you're new to this way of eating. It helps you make sure you're eating enough calories while not overeating fats, like many raw vegans do. After plugging in my meals for today, I realized that I did not eat enough! I'm embarrassed to say I only ate about 1200 calories.
Perhaps I was drinking so much water that I did not feel as hungry as I normally do?
Or maybe I just wasn't as active today?
I will definitely be eating more tomorrow.
I am happy that my carb/fat/protein ratio was within 80/10/10 guidelines.

How was your first day? What did you eat?

* For more details on this cleanse, visit *

"Then God said, 'I give you ever seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food...I give every green plant for food.' And so it was." - Genesis 1:29


  1. You're allowed pasta? I did a cleanse a few years back but couldn't have pasta/ bread etc.Rx

  2. oh sorry I didn't clarify! The "pasta" is just raw zucchini that I put through a spiralizer so that it slices it up like noodles. That's the only pasta I ever eat...nothing processed. Zucchini pasta is literally just zucchini... raw, vegan, real food, and gluten free!

  3. what brand of spiralizer do you have? i am looking for one and there are so many options!!

  4. This one from is great! I use it all the time. Easy to clean & it comes with several blades.