As the countdown to opening registration is getting shorter, we knew we'd need to rejuvenate our energy to finalize all the details. Regan suggested a week-long cleanse to give our immune systems a little jolt and help us feel better prepared to tackle all the "odds and ends" that make the festival come to life.
With only 2 days remaining, we thought we'd share some of our our experiences eating a whole food diet.
Terri - I'm so glad we did this! I have always considered myself a pretty 'clean eater', but this cleanse has been an eye opener. I have a much better appreciation for foods that energize me as well as those that slow me down- I was eating too much sugar!!
Justine - This is the third time I have "cleansed" and the only time I have made it through without cheating! Being part of a group and organizing a food swap was immensely helpful. It has been a great experience and really helps you rethink the foods you put into your body. Get a good support group and try it!
Dana - Over the years, I've gradually and unintentionally increased my coffee to consumption to about 4-5 cups of a day. Now I know caffeine withdrawal is not to be taken lightly. This has been hands-down the hardest part for me. I highly recommend going through a cleanse with a buddy, or four! There is that additional accountability when you are all in it together.
Kelly - I have learned to use food as a fuel for my body. This cleanse has opened my eyes to the direct connection between food and not only your body but your mind as well. Your body is a temple and everything single thing you put into it has a direct response.
Regan - It is a love hate relationship. I definitely didn't realize how many goldfish and grilled cheese sandwich crusts I pop in my mouth. It has made me more aware of everything that I put in my body and what I can do without. I love how I feel when I wake up in the morning and my kids love to share my "green monster" smoothie. If they only knew what was in it!