Hi friends! Checking in here to share that I am officially DONEZO with my Be Well cleanse. 14 days and many smoothies later, I have completed the elimination diet.
In case you missed my Almond Coconut Fudge Bars post, I suggest reading that first to get an idea on what I am talking about. It was the first of my favorite recipes I made for this cleanse. Since you cannot have gluten, grains, dairy, soy or pretty much any sugar, it certainly put me to the test.
14 days of no:
- peanuts or peanut butter
- high sugar fruits (bananas, pineapple, etc.)
- beans and legumes (if you’re vegetarian you may be able to still have this if you do it)
- sugar (coconut sugar, dates, maple syrup, everything!)
- rice, grains, nothing!
- eggs (but i didn’t follow this)
- red meat (but i didn’t follow this)
- night shade veggies (tomatoes, peppers, etc.)
.. And likely some other things I am missing but you get the point. You have 3 shakes and 2 full meals a day for 14 days.
I am someone who craves sweet over savory. I’d rather eat a bag of chocolate cookies than pretzels. Most of the time I crave banana almond butter toast as opposed to an egg sandwich. So needless to say, these past 14 days were a bit of a shock for me. But to be honest, it wasn’t as hard as I thought.
I am the type of personality who adjusts pretty easily to things after awhile. I do not favorite change or being taken out of my routines but once I am moving and grooving again, it’s totally fine. It took a couple days but I was in a “Be Well” routine before I knew it. It seems very intimating and overwhelming to do something like this and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I try to not be regimented with food so this was going against what I really preach to myself but I truly trust Dr. Lipman, and it is only 14 days!