Top 10 Signs You’ve Been on The Clean Program Too Long

20 Feb

Day 28 on The Clean Program, and I’m wondering what all these signs mean:

1.  It’s not even 9 a.m. yet and you’ve already made two recipes featuring  kale.

2. You talk to friends, family, complete strangers, anyone who reads your blog about how great your ‘digestion’ is on Clean.

3.  Trip planning involves seriously contemplating packing a blender and a cooler full of veggies. (does anyone know how to get a blender through security in your carry-on?)

4.  Dinner out with friends on Saturday featured you ordering 3 sides of veggies for your meal.

5.  Every night about 10 p.m. you check the fridge to make sure there are enough greens to make morning smoothies. (and if there aren’t, panic ensues)

6.  You’ve already burned out the motor on one blender and give some thought to splurging for the $400 Vitamix.

7.  Chocolate cake recipes that include avocados seem reasonable; and actually sound tasty.

8.  You ponder the merits of making happy hour martinis from celery, kale, cucumbers and vodka.

9.  Eating two pieces of red pepper with hummus before breakfast feels like a ‘splurge’.

10.  You know that your ‘Clean’ behavior makes you even more freakish than ever, but you feel so good on the program you decide to keep going.

So here’s to another day, week or month on the Clean Program!

(and an update on the allergies; my spring/oak/pollen allergies have not been bad so far this year. Even when others around me have been sneezing and congested, I’ve been feeling pretty good.  I’m getting a much smaller array and weaker forms of the symptoms.  I chalk this success up to Clean; not eating dairy, wheat, soy, corn, sugar are seeming to make my body less reactionary to whatever allergens come along!)

Suzanne Andrew is a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher and  Devotee of The Clean Program.  Visit her websites at: or


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