Food Nirvana by Becky Brooks
Check out Becky’s truly inspiring and life-changing discoveries of her first week on the Conscious Cleanse.
This time around the Conscious Cleanse has been such a different experience for me than when I did it 7 months ago. It must be that I was ready and open to it. It’s kind of like when you start a book that you just can’t seem to get into. So you put it down for a few months or years and then once you pick it up again, you can’t put it down. When you are ready for it, it becomes such an easy read!
That has been my experience of the Conscious Cleanse the second time around. A great book that I can’t put down. All the words and characters are easy to follow, I can’t wait for the next page and I want to read faster and faster to see what happens, yet I read slowly to take it all in because I don’t want it to end and I don’t want to miss anything.
The best thing about the cleanse this time for me is that I don’t see an end in sight. I think for the first time in my life I have finally won my battle with food! I have learned a way to “eat to live” and “not live to eat.” I seriously feel like I have reached food nirvana.
I have been listening so closely to my body and been so conscious of what goes in my mouth. I have realized that my body can only tolerate small (if any at all) amounts of grains and fruits. I have mostly been focused on eating lots of veggies and protein for the majority of my meals and I feel amazing.
Throughout my entire life, I have tried every single fad diet and each one has left me hungry and unsatisfied. I felt like food had become my every thought and I wanted my head clear from its hold so I could fill it up with more important information. Finally I made it, thanks to the Conscious Cleanse.
The last week has been almost easy for me. I have made my eating so simple and clean that I don’t have to think about it. I spend so much less time thinking about food than I ever have in the past. I am finally free from the burden of obsessing about food.
Tonight was a real test for me as I went out to dinner at an Italian restaurant with my husband and in-laws. I kept it simple. Piece of fish, grilled, asked that they use no butter, over a bed of lots of mixed greens, just a splash of olive oil. No bread, no wine, no problem. We left the restaurant and not only did I not feel bloated and uncomfortable, I felt powerful and strong.
I am excited for the next week to focus more on getting a little bit more diverse in my protein picks and also trying out some new green smoothies that contain low glycemic fruits like berries, apples and pears. Stay tuned to see how I do.