Time for a little spring cleaning, don't ya think? I don't know if it's just the overall feeling in the air or because I share an office with a vegetarian, but lately I'm more and more aware of what I've been putting into my body and the whole digestive "where does it go" process.
I've done this twice before over the last couple years but wasn't completely honest and consistent. The first time, I made it through then on day 11 drove through Jack In The Box and got the hugest Angus beef burger on the menu. (I realize "hugest" is not a word, but it seems to work in this case.) Then the second time did it with a friend and we totally caved about maybe 5 days. And that was the best sushi I'd ever tasted :)
So now I have a block of time (10 days) where I have no parties, dinners, any social obligations that would pressure me to eat delicious food. I did my research, set my mind forth and today I started the Master Cleanse.
(funny sidenote, I had my fitting for the annual star of hope celebrity fashion show and was talking to Suzie Hanks from 93.7 The Arrow - she just started her cleanse yesterday!)
Start Your Cleanse!
It's easy once you get started. The jist of it is this: organic laxative tea before bed, wake up and drink 25-35 oz of salt water to flush your system. Then throughout the day you drink 60 oz of the "lemonade" - a mixture of lime juice, maple syrup, distilled water, and cayenne pepper. Everything you need to sustain energy etc. is in the juice.
Beyonce does it, isn't that reason enough to try it? Juuust kidding. It's great for losing weight, detoxing your body and relieving stress in the blood and muscles.
After I complete the cleanse, I'm considering following in the footsteps of my good friend Sarah Taylor by trying some juicing action. Click here to read more.