Recap of Day 18: I am proud to announce I am not pregnant. However, I woke up looking at least 5-6 months pregnant yesterday morning. This was a look I was used to rock for the past 4 years. I hid it well (I think). Thankfully it had gone away since the start of this cleanse. To have it come back was upsetting. For vanity reasons to not look pregnant is an obvious one, right?! Thankfully I was telling my friend how my stomach bloat was back and her immediate reaction was "what did you eat brussels or cauliflower?". Bingo, that damn freak'n delicious cauliflower, which I ate again last night. I had to laugh. And sadly, it was so good I will do it again.
Day 19: "No Cauliflower for you!" (in my soup nazi voice) is my mantra for the day.
Fact: Huffington Post put it best: "Cruciferous Vegetables: Veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and collard greens have been found to cause bloating. "These foods contain tiny sugars that are difficult to digest for certain individuals, causing unwanted gas," says Rosanna Lee, a nutrition educator and community health promoter based in Toronto." But by eating slower, drinking more water and even eating fruit with special enzymes can help to break it down.