Every spring my boss organizes a cleanse for people in our company and other people that he knows who ask him for health advice. I participated in the fast two years ago. I was pretty reluctant then and didn't really prepare much for it in advance so I probably had a lot of detoxing to do.
This year, I have been 100% raw for nearly two months prior to the cleanse, so I feel a lot more prepared for it. The first two days of the fast is a citrus cleanse. I'm sipping on this tart citrus cocktail right now. Here's the recipe if you're interested:
- 13 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 42 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
- 32 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- distilled water to fill the rest of a gallon container
So far so good!!
After the first two days, we order a cleanse online. Officially, we are supposed to order Blue Print Cleanse. I did that last time, but this year I found a great deal on GiltCity.com for their relatively new competior, Cooler Cleanse. The deal was 40% off, so only $105 (plus shipping) for the three day cleanse. It's really very similar to Blue Print, so I decided to go for it. My cleanse will be delivered to the office on Wednesday morning.
Along with the fasting, it was also recommended that we schedule colonics. I skipped that part two years ago when I did the clenase.
This year though, I thought I'd be a little more brave. I called/emailed quite a few places today and ultimately decided to go to a more expensive place because I liked the lady when I spoke with her and she's a registered nurse. For my first time at least, that makes me feel a little better. I'm going to go on Thursday after work and then have a follow up on Saturday morning. I hope it's a good experience. This will definitely be a first for me!