--> I'm not as hungry as I was the last time. Making more of a conscious effort to eat "on schedule" (every two hours) rather than sitting around trying to deprive myself to prove that I'm good at cleansing has made a world of difference.
--> I have plenty of choices. Master cleanse, cranberry/water, my broth (for the three day part of the cleanse), herbal teas...it's nice to say "hmmm...what am I going to eat" rather than "Um..what CAN I eat."
--> I don't have as much energy. Last time I was still practicing pretty actively and working full time...maybe I was exhausted as I am now, but I can't remember. Part of it might also be that it's the middle of summer and I haven't quite had a summer break yet...
--> I'm smarter about what I can eat--and what I'm willing to. Have I been eating saltines during the broth phase? Yep. Am I "supposed to"? Nope. Oh well. They taste delicious to me, and they keep me from running out to Chipotle and buying the place out. Or White Castle, which I was craving yesterday in spite of the fact that I have never, not even once in my life, ever eaten there.
Tomorrow is the last broth phase day--then it's back to solid foods...eating clean and testing. I'm continuing only through July 8 (a ten day event), because Amy and I are going to happy hour on the 9th. Can't wait to add some toxins back into this bod!