Bloggy Cleanse Fest Extravaganza
|June 12, 2008||Posted by The Informal Matriarch under discipline, family, food, health, mental health, motherhood, nursing, poop, stay at home mom, weight loss, wellness|
Wow, I came on here and then I got distracted by other web sites. Since I’m getting close to weaning Ikey I’m in the market for a good cleanse. I’m pretty much decided on the Master Cleanse because it’s cheap and I like the idea of fasting for many reasons. I think that fasting helps you purge your body of toxins, it is also a great lesson in discipline and self-control, I also like the idea of just letting your body take a rest from eating all that junk and letting your stomach shrink back down so you feel full faster, I also think it helps you get rid of your cravings by not eating the foods you are addicted to , you also get to lose a bunch of weight which you most likely will gain back but hopefully because I’m trying to lose weight anyway…it’ll stay off somewhat.
The Master Cleanse is the one where you don’t eat anything but this warm lemon juice, cayanne and pure maple syrup mixture. It’s actually quite tasty I think. At night you drink some laxative tea and in the morning you do a salt water flush which almost made me die the first time I tried it…it was intense…and frightening.
I’ve done the Master Cleanse once but my hairdressing instructor was pestering me SO much about it that I didn’t last long. I’d like to do it at least 10 days once I wean Ike-aroni.
I was thinking about doing the DrNatura cleanse but after reading more independent reviews of it, it seemed like a waste of money. It just didn’t make total sense to me why I needed to do this 30 day cleanse fest when people who get a colonoscopy just drink some junk from the dr. down in 2 days and their bowls are as pink as Silas’ delicious lips. Sounds fishy to me.
So Master Cleanse it is. The salt water flush is always fun to do…you drink sea salt water and because you can’t digest it, it comes out your bung-holio and cleanses your bowels on the way out. It’s quite an interesting process…but fun too….in a sick and demented way.
Because I’ve been reading all about cleansing online I dreamed about cleansing allllll night long.
I know that the foods we eat help aid us in cleansing but I don’t feel like I eat enough of that. Sure if I was on the raw food diet I’d be clean and shiny but I’m not. I eat healthier than average (I just eat too much of it) but I definitely don’t get enough raw fruits and veggies. Or just enough fruits and veggies in general. I do eat loads of whole grains but lately it’s all making me feel rather spongy.
Anyway, once I feel mean enough to actually stop nursing I’ll let y’all know and maybe some of you wanna cleanse with me!! 🙂 It can be a bloggy cleanse fest extravaganza. Who’s with me?
Silas is sitting on my lap watching Ikey’s birthday video over and over and he’s so soft and his breath smells soooooo nice.