It's really not as bad as I thought it would be. We got the idea from Kathy Freston's book Quantum Wellness Cleanse. She actually looks at your whole person in this cleanse and how each of us is unique. It's really a low pressure book. After rereading some parts, I finally decided to jump in! My first goal was to loose weight...on day 17 I am down 3 pounds (not very impressive to me, could it be all those veggie tortilla chips and Mrs. Renfros, salsa ?!? Maybe ). My second goal was to detox my body, which includes what goes in and what comes out. This past March I ended up in the emergency room, ambulance and everything, with severe stomach pains. After waiting far too long the diagnosis was in...I was full of shit, literally. Good God!! I was embarrassed to say the least...who new poop could cause so much pain? Well I do and now so do you! I can happily say that I have met this goal, through the cleanse, yea me!! My third goal was to see if these changes would help my sleep. As you may know...I'm creeping up on 45 in October...sleep after you are 40 can be non-existent. I'm not sure if the cleanse actually helped or if it was my discovery of Sleepytime Extra Wellness Tea. My guess is...it's the tea. I highly recommend giving it a try.
So on the positive side I met all my goals. While I didn't melt away into a sleek size 2 like I was hoping for, I'll take the 3 pounds and call it a night. Who knows, I could shed the rest in these last 4 days!! I'll keep you posted on that one! There really isn't a negative side to this cleanse...although last night S and I looked at each other and he said what I was thinking..."boy I'd love a drink right now". First time in 17 days that I really missed my pinot noir. We will reunite on Monday for my anniversary. I think we will make some adaptations to our old way of eating. I'm not going to stay a vegan 3 weeks/21 days//504 hours, however you would like to note it, will be long enough for me. I think I'll be able to incorporate the two eating styles into something moderate and still healthy. I've seen both extremes and I can honestly say I am not interested in either as a life change. I will limit the process foods and focus a lot more on clean eating. Real food actually tastes really good!!
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I do want to share my intense love for Pinterest That website/app is outrageously good! If you are not on Pinterest you need to drop everything and go there (well after you finish reading this post!) I have found so many recipes and wellness tips I feel like I have found a gold mine. Never mind the gardening, fashion, decorating and everything else in the world you can think of...it's amazing. Click on the "follow me on Pinterest" link to the right and you can see all my pins!
I'd love to hear your thoughts on cleanses and clean eating? What do you think???