Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 1: Fruits

Fruit, no bananas

I love fruit!

Being somewhat ill with a head cold, I didn't plan ahead enough to make sure I had some ripe peaches, plums, and similar pit fruits on hand. I'm grateful Tom went to the store for me last night and chose some delicious ripe soft fruits per my request. I knew that I would need to eat a lot of fruit today in order to feel moderately "full" and satisfied.

An apple and an orange wasn't going to cut it.

For breakfast, I had hot tea with fresh blackberries and a slice of cantaloupe.

Then I cooked ham, eggs, and potatoes for the kids and nearly face-planted into the skillet. It smelled absolutely delicious.

My fruit didn't smell as delicious. But, I'm grateful for the "luxury" fruit that I don't usually splurge on when it's out of season!

I mixed up a large fresh fruit salad which I ate throughout the day: strawberries, cantaloupe, blackberries, raspberries, pineapple. I pretty much nibbled on it all afternoon.

And in my attempt to drink a gallon of water each day, I mixed up some refreshing apple cinnamon water. Then I proceeded to pee every 15 minutes.

Tom and the kids made apple crisp for dessert this evening. The house smells amazing.

Stupid apple crisp. I don't care about you at all.

I finished my fruit day with a slice of watermelon and then hot tea before bed.

Technically, I could have eaten tomatoes and avocados today since they are classified as a fruit (tomatoes are from the nightshade family), but I decided to stick with "traditional" fruits and save them for Day 3, which is fruits and veggies. I'm already picturing a loaded green salad, yum!

Being the first day of the cleanse and going "cold turkey" from one's regular diet, it could very well be the hardest. I recommend starting it on a day when you can rest more and aren't doing any strenuous labor. It worked out great for me since I planned to be home all day doing light housework.
Choose a variety of delicious fresh fruits, and fill up! It's only one day-you can do it!


  1. woo-hoo! you made it! thanks for the details on peeing frequency. 6 more days to go. you can do it ;) <3

  2. YAY! Way to go! You can definitely do this and maybe encourage me to try it again. Maybe this time I'll make it past day three without face planting into a box of pizza! ;)