|Posted on May 28, 2012 at 8:10 AM|
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I bought a seven-day detox and cleanse kit back in April. It sat on the kitchen counter for a few days as a new dust collector. Then, a few days turned into a few weeks because we had guests arriving earlier in May, followed by a long weekend vacation. After returning home, the detox kit was still sitting on the counter waiting for me so I decided the following morning, “this is the day!” I had no idea what to expect.
Now, I would love to tell you that with this cleanse I made all kinds of impressive sacrifices, was a force of incredible willpower, and went through a week of strict eating discipline. But I didn't. Some cleanses require significant eating changes and an avoidance of many foods, but I didn't choose any of those programs. I wanted to eat regular meals at regular times of the day. Plus, I love my exquisite French cheeses, occasional chocolate chips cookies, cappuccinos...(this list goes on and on, by the way.)
I didn’t eat any of those things though. I cut back on sugar, removed all alcoholic beverages from arms reach (even as the latest case from our wine club arrived...sniff, sniff), intentionally increased the size of my daily salad, and consumed more water than our outdoor vegetable plants basking in the sun.
The program was very easy to follow: two herbal pills in the morning plus an eight oz. glass of Special Fiber Water (my term, not theirs). Then two other herbal pills in the evening with another 8 oz glass of Special Fiber Water. Both times the pills and Special Fiber Water were taken on an empty stomach 30 minutes before a meal or two hours after dinner. Easy-peezy.
The point of a body cleanse is pretty obvious - to remove gunk, junk and yunk - so I'm not going to go into details. I'll just say this: I feel really great now. Luckily, I work from home so I was taking my pills and Special Fiber Water in a comfortable place every day. The first few days were the roughest, but it got easier as my body adjusted to the process. Sometimes my stomach was very topsy-turvy due to the huge amount of herbs working away, but overall it was very effective.
I’ve done this particular cleanse a few times and have found the results to be satisfactory every time. My energy goes up, my body is happy, and I am happy with the process. There are a lot of different types of cleanses out there but I prefer something that isn’t too extreme or disruptive to my everyday needs. If you’ve been thinking of doing a mild cleanse, obviously I recommend this one. If you have another one that you enjoy, please share in the comments as I’d love to find other good ones to incorporate throughout the year!
Now please excuse me while I go hunt down the new case of wine that needs a little sampling...
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