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Something I have been interested in for a while is a cleanse.

They seem kinda granola-hippy/super-intense-health-nut to me. But I have read up on them several times. They all have, for the most part, good reviews, with posters raving about their results, ranging from feeling better, not having to eat as much to feel full after completion, and some even lost weight.

Now, I’m sure anyone would lose weight after only ingesting  juices for a week.

I was first exposed to the idea by someone I used to work with. I used to be a lifeguard and as you can expect, most of them are pretty healthy people. One lady was doing a cleanse as part of a bigger change, I think it had something to do with some health issues.
I thought it was kinda weird, and didn’t really think about it for a while.

Last year, I was talking to my friend in Calgary and she said her personal trainer was about to start her on a cleanse. That’s when I actually started thinking about it for reals.

It’s so tempting to just launch into a cleanse, only having juice (lemon, maple syrup, cayenne and water is a popular one) for 5-10 days.
Hello, fainting spells!

So, I’m going to go with the safe route. And slowly work my way into it.
Starting with drinking more water and weaning myself off animal products – meat, dairy, eggs, etc.
I’m going to miss my milk.

And getting used to drinking enormous amounts of water.

And eating more fruits and veggies than I have been. (I have been a very bad girl.)

So the plan is to be doing this cleanse by Wednesday. Today is Sunday. This gives me three days to pick a method and recipe and get ready for it. (Eep!)
It should be interesting to see how it affects my daily life – this week I’ve got Scouts, Rovers, a work party (Digging holes for fence posts), a Hallowe’en party and then lifeguarding for my friends’ Scout troop as they work in a stream.


I’m going to be eating a lot of apples and carrots.

Wish me luck!


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