Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cleanse & Detox Day 3

Well folks, I made it!  Today is Day 3 of my 72-Hour Cleanse!  The friend who inspired this Detox warned me, because she couldn't finish all three days, so the fact that I've made it this far is an accomplishment!

To recap the rest of yesterday, here's the basics.  I skipped my run.  I had a ton going on and just didn't get to it.  I'll make up for it on Saturday, since I normally only run five days per week.  Although I was finished with all eight glasses of juice by noon, I wasn't hungry in the afternoon!  Granted, I was busy running errands, but I didn't get the hunger pangs until about 5:00 when I was feeding my son.  I might have stolen another fish stick!  I also kept up the water consumption throughout the day.  And the taste?  Really not bad at all!  For dinner, my husband and I ate Baked Salmon with Red Currant Glaze, Lemon Roasted Asparagus, and Caesar Salad.  Lean proteins, more diuretics (which work well with a cleanse!), and no carbs, save a few in the glaze and some in the salad's croutons.

And that brings us to Day 3, the Super Colon Cleanse, which I'm currently half-way through!!!

Day 3: Fresh 9 Super Colon Detox
Blend 3 beets, 3 carrots, 3 pieces celery, 3 cucumbers, juice of 1 1/2 lemons, 1/2 a bunch of parsley, 1/2 20-ounce bag of romaine lettuce, 1 large piece of ginger, and 2 heaping handfuls (about 1 bunch, tough stems removed) kale together.

As with the other juices, I am diluting each glass slightly with cold water.  Not only does this thin out the drink a bit, but it helps to go down more quickly.  As far as taste, I'd say that Day 2 was the best tasting, Day 1 was the worst, and today's is somewhere in the middle.  The root vegetables really give the drinks a dirt-y taste and the earthiness is definitely present in your mouth.

I'll post a full recap tomorrow to let you know how I did and what after-effects I experience! 

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