Well, I thought about not blogging at all today, but for some reason I feel like it makes me feel better about maintaining my weight (aka not losing any) when I write about it at least.
I go back to Memphis a week from tomorrow, so this calls for desperate measures. I'm going to do a cleanse.
If I could afford one of the pre-made juice cleanses from TJ's or Whole Foods, I would absolutely do one of those. But um....$80-150 per day? No thank you! We also don't have a juicer...so................ Master Cleanse it is!!! I want to make one last-ditch effort to drop some lbs and feel refreshed before I head back to Memphis, for multiple reasons. One of the biggest ones is that I know I'll be eating crap (but DELICIOUS) food the entire time I'm there, so I kind of want to start with as clean of a slate as possible.
I find it funny that for as controversial as this particular cleanse is, it's pretty much the only one that's SO well-known. Basically, you do a salt-flush every morning (gross), drink 6-12 glasses of lemon juice, maple syrup (grade b), and cayenne pepper throughout the day, and an herbal laxative tea at night. I was originally going to do it for 5 days, Saturday-Wednesday, since you need to "ease into it" for 3 days before, but my dad talked me down to 3 because I'll be flying on Thursday and, well, I don't really feel like spending an entire flight in the bathroom.
I've been doing a LOT of research on it because there's so many things I've found that contradict each other. For example, some say you're supposed to mix the juice with purified water, others say filtered, and others say distilled. Wtf? I didn't even realize there was a difference between the 3!
Also, some say to pre-make your juice, while others say that pre-mixing it causes the cayenne to "steep" like tea and get extremely spicy. I think I'll err on the side of caution with that one, because I'm super-sensitive to heat already, and just pre-mix the lemon juice and maple syrup and mix with the water and cayenne as I go.
Anyhoo, at least the majority of the time on the cleanse will be on the weekend and I'll be home. Hopefully by Monday when I go to work I'll be used to it enough.
Have any of you ever done the Master Cleanse??? How did it go? Can you offer any words of wisdom for me? Also, distilled, purified, or filtered? I'm thinking I'll just get jugs of the distilled water, but want to make sure I'm doing it right!
Anyway, that's all I got today. I hope you're all having a great week!