This is what it looks like the day before a cleanse.
A what? A cleanse, detox, a challenge, an adventure… call it what you want, I start one tomorrow.
The cleanse I am doing is from wholeliving.com. I got the idea from Daphne Oz (Dr. Oz’s daughter, host of the Chew). Here’s the plan in a nutshell. Week 1 you eat only fruits, vegetables, and plant based fats- including nuts, seeds and oils. Week 2 you add seafood, beans, lentils and soy. Week 3 you add gluten free grains and eggs. I chose this one because I don’t think my body would do well with only juice or raw fruits and vegetables. I like that I can still get my good fats and protein.
So, why? There are lots of claimed benefits of a cleanse. The main one being to rid the body of toxins. The research isn’t there to prove whether this is actually beneficial (not because it’s been proven otherwise, but because there is little research done in the area). However, it only makes sense, right? Either way, I have many other reasons for doing this.
- I like challenges.
- What a great way to practice self-discipline.
- I can discover lots of new vegetarian recipes!
Tomorrow is Day 1. I will do my best to keep my blog updated with how it’s going, and especially to share any new recipes or ideas!
Have you ever done a cleanse? Any advice?