I did the 5 day fast forward from Cinch last week. Sun-Thurs on Jan 9-13th. I explained to my husband what I was doing and asked him to prepare his own meals that week so I wouldn’t be tempted. I psyched myself up and repeated to myself, “It’s only 5 days I can do this”. In all truthfulness I didn’t think I was going to do the 25 day diet. I just wanted a quick fix to get off the holiday pounds and then keep on with my bad habits. 4 days into it I was amazed. I felt lighter, had a clearer head and throughout the day I would get these bursts of energy that felt like a high. I don’t have a scale and didn’t weigh myself but my stomach was flatter and my pants were so much looser by the end of the fast. I was hooked.
I did make changes to the fast and also did not get approval from the author. I am a vegetarian who doesn’t like eggs or tofu. So I took them out and added cottage cheese and a 1 tbs a day of olive oil. Also, after 2 days of spinach salad I couldn’t chew through that much spinach so I added arugula to the salad meal on the 3rd day.
Here’s what I ate:
- Breakfast-coffee with skim milk & parfait with yogurt, cottage cheese, almonds, raspberries, fresh mint, cinnamon
- Snack-parfait with yogurt, almonds, raspberries, fresh mint, cinnamon
- Lunch-Spinach salad with arugula, raspberries, almonds dressed with olive oil and orange juice with dill or oregano
- Smoothie with raspberries, almond butter, yogurt, fresh mint, cinnamon and little cottage cheese.
I found day 2 & 3 the hardest and I was a little light-headed. When I would get hungry throughout the day I would have a glass of ice tea to help the hunger. By day 4 my cravings were gone. I did not crave carbs, salt or sugar. It was a great feeling and this fast helped boost my confidence and I now believe I can change my eating habits!