Many of you have been asking me about my 7 Day Total Cleanse that I attempted several weeks ago. Well, I am sorry to say that I was not able to see it through to the end. As it turns out, I am one of those people that is physically unable to survive on just liquids! I was so excited to embark on this adventure, but I quickly realized this wasn’t the cleanse for me.
How I came to this conclusion is actually a funny story. I was on the second day of my cleanse and I had been invited to lunch by someone in our neighborhood that I did not know very well. I thought it would be rude to reschedule, so I went ahead and met her for lunch. I thought, how bad can this be? I will simply take my tea bag with me (Cleansing Tea) and sip my tea while she eats her lunch and I try not to think about food!, No problem, right?…WRONG! Midway through lunch, my head was pounding so hard, I thought my brain was going to pop right out of my skull. At about that same moment, I began to turn green! I became so nauseous in a matter of 5 minutes, that I literally had to excuse myself and run out to my car. I apologized and quickly told her about my cleanse before I drove home feeling horrible!
Once I arrived home, I was violently ill! My husband asked me why I was doing this to myself? He was right. Why was I doing this to myself? I was starving, miserable and queazy. What was I really looking to gain from this? I am relatively petite, so it was not about losing weight. I eat healthy every day, so it wasn’t as though I was try to purge the bad stuff from my system. I really did not know why I was doing this. I had done a couple of cleanses in the past that involved smoothies, supplements and light meals. I felt absolutely wonderful after doing those cleanses. I really wanted to believe I could get the same feeling if not more from a juicing cleanse, but I was wrong. I know my body and this cleanse wasn’t right for it. I guess that is why I wanted to write this follow up.
Somebody recently shared this interesting article with me from Everydayhealth.com. It is a guide to common cleanses. I would definitely encourage anyone thinking about a cleanse to read this before embarking on your cleansing journey. In the end, would I do another cleanse? The answer is yes, but I would find the right one for me!