Some people have asked me to clarify a few things about the cleanse so seeing as though tomorrow is the BIG day, I thought I would write a little more detail about some of the components of the cleanse.
Juicer: If you don’t have a juicer and are going to buy one, choose a slow juicer, it keeps the fruit completely raw by not heating it and tends to extract more of the fiber from the fruit, providing you with a more nutrient dense experience. If you don’t want to invest in a juicer, a blender is fine, you are simply going to have more texture. When using a blender, peel all your fruits and veggies well. Try not to add ice, it will make the mixture more difficult to get down.
Almond Milk: 4-6 ounces of house-made almond milk is plenty. House-made? Yes, soak almonds overnight in water and then throw in the juicer. Don’t have a juicer? Just buy almond milk but make sure it is organic with no other creepy stuff in there. My plan is to blend the almond milk with the berries so that I can make it more of a treat. The point of the almond milk is to provide our bodies with some protein.
Recipes: On the recipes, I don’t list any particulars about quantities. I say things like: a pineapple. All your juices should be 16 ounces, or 2 cups for those folks who can’t convert. So when I say: a pineapple, use your best judgement, you obviously don’t need the whole thing. The point is more green, not a juice entirely made from fruit. So use 1/4-1/2 of a pineapple. When in doubt, add more green.
Tea/Coffee: NO COFFEE. NO COFFEE! You may have green tea, chamomile tea or any other tea without caffeine. My advice, stick to water with lemon.
DRINK DRINK DRINK. Water will make you feel full.
Excercise. Sweat out those toxins.
Warnings: You are going to feel like shit on day one. You are going to hate your life, your husband, your kids, your dog(s), you are especially going to hate your co-workers but mostly just your life all around. You will feel lethargic, shitty (did I already say that? ha ha) and like someone is draining the life from your body. However, by day two you will start to feel better, the energy will come flowing and by day three, you will feel magical. Stick with it. Reach out for support when you need it. I am here for anyone who is having a hard time.
You owe this to yourself.
I owe this to myself.
Weigh yourself first thing tomorrow morning.
Then again the morning after the cleanse.
Good luck my friends.