I've been toying with the idea of doing a cleanse for quite some time now, and after much debate, I found one that was right for me and conquered day one. Saturday afternoon one of my good friends took me to Organic Avenue in the West Village to sign up for a five day cleanse that she did a few months back. Being a vegetarian (ok, pescatarian, but no one knows what that is so I just say vegetarian that eats fish), I was really into the store and all of the prepared vegan food.
This morning, promptly at 7a.m. I had a bag delivered to my apartment with my meals for the day (more like juices and tiny raw snacks). Anxious to taste my first out of seven steps I took a big sip and couldn't believe it could be as bad as it was. I managed to convince myself that I'm cleansing my mind and body and that if I was able to do this today, I could get through the next four.
Day one, done. And thank God for that. I feel relaxed, a bit hungry, but great knowing that everything I put into my body today was healthy, natural and providing me with all of the nutrients I need. I'm not looking forward to some of the side effects that I may experience, especially since I'm used to having about three cups of coffee a day and at least one glass of wine every night, but I think it will be worth it.
Have you ever done a cleanse? How was it?