I didn’t sleep well last night at all and I’m really feeling it. My diet has been pretty consistent. My coconut Kefir smoothie in the morning, salad for lunch, more salad for dinner or fermented veggies with avocado. The bubbling in my belly has begun again, but as I am moving slower into this body ecology way of life, it isn’t as bloated and painful as it was that last time I was on day 2 and hurting!

I do think that the gas that I’m feeling though is blocking my normal bowl movements. I’m feeling constipated even though I’ve been having so much raw salad and staying well hydrated. I can feel it in the heaviness in my stomach and the slightly off taste in my mouth. It’s the kind of taste that lingers—flossing and brushing doesn’t make it go away. I hate that feeling. It reminds me of my 20’s when I was constipated all the time. I rarely feel like this anymore. It’s humbling to be reminded.

No exercise for me today either. I’m too tired. I haven’t slept well the last 2 nights. My body is readjusting to the cleanse and not relying on any sleep aids other than melatonin and my eye mask.

If I’m not feeling much better by tomorrow morning, I will squeeze in a colonic before my spin class.

Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita