Saturday, September 11, 2010
Day 5 - Cleansing and Traveling
This morning I'm writing in my hotel room... My husband and I flew to Chicago to visit family on a whim yesterday. And travel - not to mention family gatherings - add a whole new dimension to cleansing.
The further you get away from home, the more difficult it is to stay on track. But with a little foresight and planning it can be done. I packed decaf green tea, protein powder and psyllium (they're always in my travel bag now). And I smuggled some cashews and raisins in my carry-on bag and am keeping them in my purse for quick nibbles to quash hunger pangs.
Typically I'll make a stop at the nearest Whole Foods to stock up on hummus, a pre-cut tray of veggies, gluten-free crackers, nuts and soy milk. If there's not a Whole Foods nearby I hit a regular grocery store and usually can find everything I need. As long as I have the basics I know I won't go hungry. And that means there's less temptation - or rationalization - for cheating.
But this time I'm exceedingly lucky because Susan, my sister-in-law who's hosting this family gathering, is also a veteran cleanser. And she has a refrigerator full of cleanse-friendly food. There's no chance of my going hungry this weekend - in fact, I'll probably eat a little too much!
When- and wherever I travel, if I'm cleansing I make sure I know my basic nutritional needs will be met. And that means packing just a few extra provisions. After that, I know I can always order a salad or a plate of vegetables at just about any restaurant. I'm never going to go hungry - as long as I remember that, I'll be okay.
I hope everyone has some exciting plans for the weekend. I think we all deserve a great one, don't you?