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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mindful Eating

I love food!

I love chips and salsa (the spicier the better), deep dish pepperoni pizza, big fat juicy cheeseburgers with all the fixings and a side of French fries, chocolate chip ice cream, sandwiches never without a bag of potato chips nearby, several glasses of wine at the end of my evenings and at least two Diet Cokes a day.

I didn't eat poorly every day and when I did, I'd pay for it at the gym, on long walks to and from parks or by depriving myself for days following.

That was then and this is now.

I don't think about food the same way any more.

It's been one week since my husband I started the 3-day Ritual Cleanse and all everyone seems to want to know is how much weight we lost.

We didn't do the juice diet to lose weight, but I did drop three pounds, all of which, I'm sure I have gained back because it was probably just water weight.

More important than the weight loss, I feel good and I did throughout the entire three days of the cleanse. Well, except for a minor headache at the beginning of Day 2, but it was nothing a little green tea couldn't cure.

Day 1 was just odd. Drinking only juice and peeing A LOT and by bedtime, I was really hungry, but I pressed on...

Day 2 was my best day, I had tons of energy and felt absolutely amazing. Not having that bloated or tired or run down feeling was new to me and I liked it and wanted more of it!

Day 3 went very well too, but I was starting to get nervous about eating "real" food again the following day and didn't want the goodness I was doing for my body to stop after I had used so much will power to stick to this three day detox.

Day 3 also prompted a lot of conversation about the way we eat as a family and different choices we wanted to make to our diet going forward. I still haven't had a Diet Coke and don't know when or if I will. I'm reading more labels at the super market and trying to buy only fresh organic produce and products.

My husband and I are already talking about doing the cleanse again this Spring. Believe me, if I can do it, so can you!!

If you are interested in doing something wonderful for your body in order to reset it and make more mindful eating choices, I highly suggest Ritual Cleanse. And to make it even easier for you, for a limited time only, Ritual Cleanse is offering friends of Letters For Lucas a 15% discount on a 3-Day cleanse of your choice. This offer is only good through February 26, 2011, so ORDER NOW!! Please use the promo code 4lucas at check out.

If you have any questions about my experience or want to read more about why we did the cleanse and my half way point, here are two previous posts: Time To Detox and Ritual Cleanse - Half Way Point and I can always be reached at

Thank you, Ritual Cleanse!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's awesome that you are feeling so good and that this has encouraged you to make healthier choices.
And leave the diet coke in your dust. Don't look back.

February 16, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Soge shirts said...

Great job Tonya. Eating healthy is the way to go. If it makes you feel better then that is all that matters. Sounds like I need to try this cleanse. Certainly can't hurt.

February 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Everyday Mama said...

YEAH!! You made it!! I can't wait to do it now that I made my hubs do it first. He also did the Ritual Cleanse :)

February 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous hm said...

i think i am going to do it. might make matt too.

February 16, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Thanks, Tonya! I'm going to order.

February 16, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I am impressed that you did this! And who knows, maybe Diet Coke and you are a thing of the past?

February 19, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

That is awesome.. Resetting the body is a great thing.

February 21, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

I'm so inspired!

February 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM  

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