Day Three and still no adverse effects.
The diet is like this....of course I only read a portion of the book and listened to the CD, so when I started I had no idea what I was doing, other than flushing out my system.
First of all, there are many variations of the diet to choose from. I naturally went with the most radical. If at any time I think I am going to pass out, or keel over...which I do anyway without being on a detox.....or am just uncomfortable, I can switch to a friendlier program within the parameters of the anticipated end.
The radical one I am doing is the Lemon Water Wash Out (my name).
I drink water, 8 - 12 glasses (8oz), of this particularly nasty yet comforting glass of fresh squeezed lemon juice..(one lemon is about five tablespoons), maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
I kid you not.
The first time, I felt the fire going down. First my mouth, then my throat and about 20 minutes later I felt it spreading through out my stomach. Something in this mixture suppresses the appetite and gives you the necessary energy.
Then you drink lots of bottled water in bewteen. After the first day, I have not been confined to the bathroom! Go figure. And you can have chamomile tea and any tea that is a diarrhetic.
Major Flush out the body is the name of the game.
According to what I am reading, the organ cleansing begins with the top and works down. Brain power! I certainly could use more of that.
When your body tells you it has had enough, you begin back gradually and then your new life of a healthy eater begins.
No more meat, no more sugar, no more alcohol, no more caffeine, fried foods...forget it!
I guess I may become a vegan!
The scary thing is this, our foods and our envirornment are so full of chemicals that we don't realize how poisioned we have become. We are just use to feeling that way. Stuffy nose in the morning, joints that hurt and ache, skin problems, allergies...the irratants in our enviornment that cause us harm is endless.
It is day three and I am feeling pretty good.