Monday, July 3, 2006

DETOX IS NOT FOR WEENIES

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.

11 comments:

nellemclaughlin said...

Many years ago I did things like this. Today I am on many meds which would cause me serious problems. When I was 23 I became a vegan for three years. For me, it was the most unhealthy time of my life. I was weak all the time while I continued to gain weight. I know now that I have a chronic iron defficiency problem. I convert pasta and bread to fat almost immediately. My son has been a vegan for 12 years. He had the same problem and had to replace his starches with beans of many kinds. He battles anemia constantly. Hope this works for you.

yakima127 said...

I want to feel good.  I want to be flushed.  I am confused...to you have to squeeze like a ton of lemons every day, or do you mix 5 tablespoons with water for each glass?  Can you use a juicer?  I am very intrigued by this...Jae

suzypwr said...

It's the cayenne pepper that has something in it, I forget the name, that revs up your system. Am not sure about the maple syrup, because that is pure sugar. Gotta tell you, that sounds very disgusting! No vinegar? Capsasin, that is it, in the cayenne.

I am glad you feel OK so far - I hope you checked with your doctor first? If you get dizzy, sit down or lie down!

I am going to lose weight just READING about what is going in your mouth, lol!

xoxo

randlprysock said...

Wow!!  What a great diet!!  I have been trying to flush a lot of stuff out of my system with water and green tea but I still drink coffee.  
Lisa

am4039 said...

you must be flushed, cayenne pepper yep that would do it. I hope all goes well.

mrccgoody said...

you're making me feel extremely guilty for my lifestyle, and i'm having the feeling that i must either change, or leave this journal immediately. (sigh)
i can see it coming, soon i'm going to crack and get this book so that i can start detoxing myself...and it's going to be All Your Fault.
(sigh)
maybe i wanted to be achy and sniffly all the time! lol!

sunnyside46 said...

well,good for you
enjoy
me, i love my poisons http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings
Marti

frankandmary said...

radical   hey, just like you!

lisaram1955 said...

I'm sorry...if I had to swallow that concoction, it would be coming right back up before I got it all the way down.  I totally believe that we are consuming all kinds of toxins, but your little "cocktail" doesn't sound any less toxic...!  :D  Lisa  :-]

sunflowerkat321 said...

I admire you for taking this on.  I'm going to have to read on and see how you're doing now.

The environmental factors we live with are frightening.  The changes necessary to minimize them immense.  Good luck with your project.

hestiahomeschool said...

So what is the name of this book?