A few weeks ago I decided to do a cleanse. Mostly because of my caffeine addiction. I LOVE coffee. In fact, I usually love it about twice a day. But what I don’t love is when I drink a cup and then want to take a nap – which is what had been happening.
So one day while I was in Costco doing my normal shoppy-shop trip where I go in to buy one item or two and I come home with twenty, I saw a pack of cleansing juice in the refrigerated juice section. I suppose it was a moment of impulse, but I bought two. One for me and one for my unsuspecting husband. The juices didn’t expire until July so I figured we would have a few months to build up the courage to try a cleanse.
When I got home I looked at the booklet that came with the juices to figure out what I had gotten myself into. The cleanse consisted of three days of preparation and three days of the actual cleanse. So altogether it was a six day cleanse.
First 3 Days:
No animal products
No artificial ingredients or sweeteners
Last 3 Days:
Still keeping with the rules of the first 3 days, follow the meal plan and drink a cup of the provided juice three times per day.
I know that cleanses are not some kind of magic, but I will tell you that I’m very glad I did it. It was my first ever cleanse and I really did feel better towards the end of it (the first few days were slow and painful without caffeine). It also helped me realize just how much processed stuff I was eating and showed me how healthier alternatives are really very doable. We loved the roasted beet salad recipe that was for lunch one of the days and I plan to make it again soon.
My husband lost about 7-10 lbs that week surprisingly (no working out, just diet change) and I lost about 2 which I have since put back on purposely cuz I ain’t need dis butt to get no skinnier.
So who knows if we will do one again or when. I’m thinking it might be something good to do once or twice a year if I start feeling sluggish or need to get back on track with more healthy food choices.
Also, while doing the cleanse I discovered Dandelion Root tea. It’s supposed to be good for detoxing and I actually loved the flavor! Been drinking it occasionally ever since. Yum.