About two years ago, I attempted the Master Cleanse. Some of you may have joined me in the venture. (Yes, that is the lemonade diet that Kelly follows on the office during their Biggest Loser competition.)
I did it out of curiosity. I wanted to 1) see if I could adapt my relationship with food and gain a bit more control over what I eat, 2) explore the physical benefits that I heard so much about from other cleanse-graduates and 3) be able to say I did it. (This reason stands behind a lot of what I do!)
For my birthday this year, my fabulous roommate, AAA, gave me a voucher for a 5-day Joulebody Cleanse. The program provides you with three drinks, one meal and a brownie for each day. So starting today, I am once again joining the community of controlled-eating in attempt to rid my body of any remnants of the mounds of cheese and crackers I often substitute for dinner.
This is what I get to eat on day one:
9am: What appears to be veggie juice – something I happen to be a big fan of. (Green juice looks so much ickier than it tastes.)
12pm: Root vegetable lasagna. I am very curious to try this!
3pm: Another veggie-looking juice
5pm: A citrus drink with maple and cayenne pepper. Hmmm, I’ve seen this before, and I happen to love this. Depending on how I feel at the end of this, I’m toying with the idea of using it to ease me into a few days on the Master Cleanse. Seriously, can’t tell you how fresh my body felt at the end of that.
8pm: Brownie, also called a “balance treat.”
[photo to come]
I’m going to try my best to maintain my typical physical activities, although my schedule this week is already so busy that I am not sure how much exercise I’ll get in regardless of what I eat.
Alright, let’s see how this goes Bs&Gs… ready, set, CLEANSE!