I made it. The first weekend on the Busy Babe Sugar Cleanse went pretty well! It was a bit harder to stick to my meal timing with a flexible schedule on the weekend but I fit it all in. The best part was Sunday dinner, the kids ate turkey burgers while we ate them just as patties. They also could share the sweet potato fries and salad! So, one dinner instead of two – bonus! Still, I’m having a nagging feeling that I might not be able to sustain this cleanse through the final days.
I am used to way more carbs. Now, I don’t always choose the right carbs (that’s why I’m doing this cleanse) but I did well about 65 percent of the time, I’d say. And, now I am not eating nearly enough to fuel my busy lifestyle, training and to keep up with my fast metabolism. I am a bit worried about losing gains and/or compromising my goal of gaining muscle mass and staying around 100 pounds.
I am doing a bit more research to see what might work best. I have a few options at this point:
- Keep going with the cleanse and add more servings to up the calories even more.
- Keep going with the cleanse and do a full serving of Serious Mass in the evening (instead of the half serving I’ve been supplementing with).
- Add a healthy carb as a pre-workout snack to get through my training better.
- Add a healthy carb to each meal in the cleanse, avoiding grains until week 4.
I’m going to weigh myself on Saturday and see how I’m doing with muscle to fat and go from there. Sunday is a refeed day so I know I’ll get the carbs that day! Still, today is sluggish and I slept from 8:30 p.m. until my alarm went off this morning, which is unusual for me. Plus, I’ve been cranky. This cleanse is having the desired effect!
The most important thing anyone can do when trying new things with training and nutrition is to listen to your body. You know you best. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right. But, give it a fighting chance and make sure you fully understand what’s what before deciding to abandon whatever track you’re on.
Meantime, I will say this. Regardless of whether I stick it out until the end or not, I will definitely be keeping a few habits – morning smoothies are the highlight of my day now! I’ll keep you posted!