I started a 21-day cleanse program on April 1st.
Last year in August, a long time friend did this program, and she posted video blogs about her experience. I was really intrigued by the idea, but was intimidated by the idea. I had never done anything like this, and was worried that the supplements would taste awful, I would be hungry all the time, etc...etc.... I'm not the most adventurous person in the world.
I guess it tells you something that I first saw the program in August, and didn't do it until April of this year!
The food is absolutely delicious for the most part. The only item I haven't cared for too much was miso soup, but lots of people love miso soup. It's just not a personal favorite. Otherwise, the food is yummy, and the supplements are a piece of cake.
I have felt tired and somewhat lethargic, but they say that's fairly typical for a cleanse. My primary goals are weight loss and lowering my cholesterol level. I'm due for my annual check-up this month, so I'm going to have my fasting lab work done as soon as the cleanse is finished. I'll be able to compare last year's lab results and see the direct results with my Doctor.
I have learned that if you follow a 'clean eating' program, you can eat an ENORMOUS amount of food - ridiculous amounts of food! More than I can eat sometimes. We are cheating ourselves by eating so much processed food - it is not healthy for us, often makes us crave other things, and racks up crazy high calories.
I am learning how to prepare food that is delicious and satisfying, and for a girl that has never been a "cook", I am learning that it isn't really very hard to do. There are simple recipes. It's just a matter of knowing what ingredients to buy and have in your kitchen, and then how to put them together for a wonderful meal.
I hope I don't go back on this statement, but I really don't believe I'll go back to eating the other way. Frozen dinners (even the organic Amy's dinners that I l0ve) will never be as good as fresh food!
I will blog periodically about how the process is going, and at the end, I'll share my 'numbers' to see how the results turn out!