eating clean

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan

Is it just me or does Thanksgiving blend into Christmas, and New Years, and January-comfort-food, and Mardi Gras and Valentines Day and all-of-the-sudden-it's-March-and-you-haven't-eaten-anything-healthy-in-months? Oh wait, it's just me? 

With spring on the horizon (and that little thing called a, what is it? wedding?) I feel like it's time to reset my eating habits. I've considered doing a cleanse, but I can't seem to swallow (literally) the idea of paying someone $65+  a day to drink juice. I know what healthy eating looks like, and when it comes down to it, don't we all? I mean nobody thinks donuts are the breakfast of champions. I totally get why other people do cleanses...time, kids, logistics, etc, but at this point in my life I would rather buy clothes (#shallow). Not to mention the fact that I cannot (and by cannot, I mean do-not-want-to) give up coffee.

So, this week I will be doing my own sort of cleanse: Monday-Friday will be five days of fruits and vegetables (and coffee). Homemade smoothies, salads, raw fruits and veggies. We will call it The Accountability Cleanse, because now I've put it out there, and you guys can hold me accountable. 

I read once that every time Jackie Kennedy felt like she had overdone it she only ate fruit until she felt like she had reset herself. I wonder if that's really true. It seems like a pretty good strategy. Especially if you like fruit and it doesn't make you feel deprived.

So, wish me luck! And feel free to join me, there is power (and moral support!) in numbers.