The Cleanse

Last month, Brandon and I did a 10 day cleanse.

It was a food based cleanse so I was never hungry, but I did notice that I was a bit more irritable than I usually am. 

As we were planning our meals for the 10 days I realized that one of the days was going to be a date night and we would need to implement a very different process of choosing what we would eat than we would have had we not been on the cleanse.

I finally realized how hard it must be for several of my friends who have limited diets due to food sensitivities. I had to really look at the menu and asked the waiter to clarify some of the ingredients in the dishes to make sure they complied with our cleanse. This was new to me because normally I eat whatever is put in front of me :)

On a recent date night, I took what I learned from the cleanse: what felt good to my body and what didn't, and I ordered in a NEW way.

First, I took a moment before even opening the menu and took a deep breath. 

Then I simply ask myself this question, "What would make my body feel fantastic to eat?" 

That is, I try and imagine which meal would leave me feeling wonderful, nourished, satiated and satisfied. 

And guess what! I ordered the most amazing salad and soup that I normally wouldn't have ordered.

I checked in and then let my body lead me.  And it was right.

Try it next time you are eating out and let me know how it worked for you!

“Your body is your best guide. It constantly tells you, in the form of pain or sensations, what’s working for you and what’s not.” 
― Hina HashmiYour Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment