Are you hungry or thirsty?

November 9, 2012

Happy Friday!

I am in a MUCH better mood than I was earlier, good lord. Physically I feel fatigued, but mentally I feel good. I’m not starving, I don’t feel like throwing a tantrum, and I can feel myself cleansing. It’s a good feeling, and why I do this as often as I do. One thing I’ve already learned into 30 hours of cleansing: I don’t drink enough water. Like, at all. Those hunger pangs I feel all day I’m betting now are mostly dehydration signals masked as hunger. Seriously. When I’m cleansing I tend to drink WAY more fluids than I ever do. One to give me something to do, and two to keep flushing out the toxins. But earlier today I had finished my lunch and I still felt “hungry” or what I thought was hungry. So I went and made a big mug of Yogi’s DeTox tea and sipped on that for a while. Whatdoyaknow… im not hungry. And the constant drinking of fluids is becoming second nature. Mug empty? I’m running to fill it without even thinking. It helps when you have delicious decaffeinated teas on hand in your desk. (Just a reminder, one of the things that I give up during my cleanses is caffeine, even caffeine found in teas. So it’s decaffeinated¬†all the way) Some of my favorite teas are in the Yogi family: DeTox, Kava Stress Relief, Ginger, Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life, Green Tea Kombucha, Healthy Fasting, and Peach Detox. Ok I didn’t realize how many different teas I drink, and that’s just my Yogi stash. I also LOVE Mighty Leaf (doesn’t hurt that I ship for them either), Good Earth,¬†and Traditional¬†Medicinals to name a few.

When I don’t feel like drinking something hot, I always have my water bottle on hand with something special inside. Mint, lemon, cucumber, frozen berries, something to make it fun. I even tried basil the other day… made me crave bruschetta…

I also keep a good stash of coconut water on hand as well. I’ve tried a few different kinds, but this one is truly the best. I find it at Mollie Stones. Its super expensive, not gonna lie. But totally worth it. Especially if you’re creating a chai cooler out of it. (Super simple, just chill the coconut water, put into your fav mason jar, add about 2 tablespoons of chia, shake and let it sit for a min, then enjoy!)

Let me know if you try any of the teas I’ve listed, or have some favorites of your own! I’m always looking for new tea varieties!