I'm writing to you from my home quarantine, on my first week of my Spring Clean Cleanse. I have come across some challenges in completing a cleanse this time around and I'd like to share them with you.
Visiting the grocery store right now is a stressful experience! With the virus pandemic there are entry lines, mandated 6' personal space bubbles, low stock on the shelves of essential items like oil, vinegar, beans and vegetables. There's also the issue of needing to wear a mask and gloves in the grocery store. For me, it has seemed like an overwhelming activity that I haven't been able to manage doing more than once per week, which has limited the amount of fresh produce we've been able to keep in the fridge.
The grocery store issues have meant a more limited diet than I'm used to on any cleanse. I want to eat more a variety of fresh fruits and veggies - not fewer! I'm doing my best, however.
No one is immune to the stress of current events - including me! I've been feeling stress, anxiety and not sleeping well. I need to focus on my self care now more than ever (know the feeling?) and so I've been easy on myself about the diet.
Yes, I have been eating more veggies. Yes, I have been limiting my gluten intake but haven't completely eliminated. Yes, I have increased my water intake. Yes, I have been journaling. Yes, I have been decreasing my sugar.
In short, I am not perfect in following my own plan -- which is OK and I totally get the irony! I am doing the best I can for today!
Areas of Focus
Favorite Meals So Far