Recap of Day 17: The negotiation of cheating went down yesterday. I literally went nuts over nuts. I was craving something in the shop and I started mentally negotiating raw nuts over roasted nut butter in my head and then I thought, "WTF is wrong with me?". Raw nuts and seeds are totally permitted on a less intense version of the cleanse. However I committed to no nuts as I wanted to stay true to the pure cleanse experience. It's just funny to catch yourself in the state of negotiation. We all do it..this is when our will is broken. Sometimes it's trivial (reading this mine sounds totally trivial) but for me it's about the principal of sticking to a goal.
After feeling less nuts, I cooked the best "dinner" meal to date. I pulsed raw cauliflower (rice substitute) then I added diced yellow pepper, jalepeño, avocado, mango, cilantro and green onions and then squeezed lime over it. Tossed it and then ate it in a Radicchio wrap. I had enough left over that eating it alone was even better than in the wrap.
Day 18: More random acts of kindness today. Yesterday it was fun being in the shop as it gave me many opportunities to have fun it. But that was safe and easy. Today I feel the need to break out of my shell and go out of my way for someone else. Hmmmm! What to do?
Fact: The Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family. Cruciferous vegetables are known as one of the world's leading anti-cancer preventatives, due to the glucosinolates found in them. Here's 8 reasons from Dr. Mercola why we should all consume raw cauliflower: