Did you know that unless you are pooping three times a day you are technically considered constipated, according to my detox teacher? If you are dubious, as Chris was, think about infants. They have the optimum food for their health and their growing little bodies, especially if they are breastfed. The way they do it is they eat and poop all day long. Guess what? If you eat all the food that you are supposed to feed your body, you will definitely never be constipated.
On Wednesday I had my one day of a liquid diet. It was pretty difficult but I did it. Here is what I did:
– made my detox cranberry recipe: pure unfiltered unsweetened cranberry juice, apple cider vinegar withe the mother, lemon juice of one lemon, cinnamon and nutmeg. If I had remembered to buy Stevia I could’ve included that so my detox drink wasn’t so bitter. I drank a cup of the detox drink every couple of hours.
– Evolution drink from Whole Foods which includes carrot, celery, apple, beet, lemon, spinach, lime, parsley and ginger. I had to plug my nose to drink this juice.
– I made my own concoction and this was the best thing I had all day: 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 cup of almond milk, 2 frozen bananas, fresh coconut and water. It was very delicious. I may make it even when I am not on the cleanse.
By 7pm on liquid only day I wanted to quit this cleanse. I was starving, but not in a sick to my stomach way. I was starving in a way that my brain was telling me that I haven’t eaten all day and I really should eat a cheeseburger. . . or nachos . . . or a Milky Way. So I fought through the urges and fell asleep early.
By Friday I felt so great that I went to hot yoga with a lot of energy and my body truly feeling cleansed. It was clear that my body had gotten used to eating vegan and consuming less food and I was feeling really good. As my week of cleansing comes to a close, I can tell you what I missed the most and the least. I missed wine the most. I missed meat the least. Cheese fell right in the middle.
Tomorrow we have our closing detox meeting where we will be enjoying a pot luck lunch surely consisting of blended vegetables, fresh vegetables, quinoa with vegetables, and salad with vegetables. Luckily, I like vegetables.
The other day my friend called me and left a message. She said she was reading my last blog about the detox and laughing. She was laughing because she was reading about the wonderful healthy qualities of Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother. Apparently, my friend was using Apple Cider Vinegar as a disciplinary tool. Every night she puts the Apple Cider Vinegar on the kitchen table and when her two boys get out of control at dinner they have to swallow a teaspoon of it. She said they probably each drink a couple of teaspoons of it each week. She is happy to learn that she is disciplining her children with a natural antibiotic.
That night when my kids were getting crazy at the dinner table, I brought out my Apple Cider Vinegar. I passed that vinegar around the table for my kids each smell and gauge whether their naughty table manners were going to be worth a gulp of the ACV. Needless to say, we had great behavior for the rest of the meal.
Until next time, the mothership is signing off.