Does it taste good? Yes. Actually, it does! (It was the second apple that tipped the scales in favor of not-going-to-gag-me…)
Last week I watched a documentary called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” about an Aussie who toured the US in his car eating nothing but fresh juice for 60 days. Crazy, right? He lost about 90 lbs and was able to get off of all the medications he was on due to his obesity. While on his 60 day juice fast, he met a truck driver who was 450 lbs! This man also decides to do a juice fast and changes his life by making a huge alteration in his diet. (Both of these gentlemen were under the care of an MD while undergoing this extreme diet.)
Now, I certainly don’t need to lose any weight, but I am interested in doing something like this for a much shorter amount of time (say 10 days) for the cleansing benefit. I have never done an actual “cleanse” because I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding. And well, now that I am “in between jobs” shall we say, I figure now is the time!
My main concern is that it will be very challenging for me to not chew anything for 10 days. I love food. I really, really love food. Part of the battle is changing my relationship with food from “food is FUN” to “food is FUEL.” They say that the first three days are the most difficult, but then your body adapts and you find other things to do instead of crunching on peanuts or whatever. I have a friend who did a 100% liquid cleanse for 10 days and on the tenth day she was still having a bowel movement! Isn’t that wild?! Its the little details like that, that intrigue me!
Anyhow, I obviously still have a lot to learn about before I venture, but I feel like I am getting closer to actually doing this. Has anyone does this sort of a cleanse? What was your experience? I’d love some input!
So, the question is- WHO IS WITH ME?!
PS- I just cucumber burped.