Monday, October 11, 2010
Master Cleanse: Ease Out
For the most part of this cleanse I didn't really struggle. My hunger was satisfied for the most part of the cleanse. I didn't feel hungry or really yearn for food. Every time I saw food I thought I wanted it but when I was just going through my day I didn't really want anything to eat.
I was also pretty energetic for the most part of the cleanse. I thought I would be weak and weary from having no food in my gut. There were however 2 times during the cleanse that I was surprised. Anytime I attempted to do anything physical my body would just quit on me. I was totally out of gas. I workout hard for hours a day and I have never quite felt like this. My body just simply would not continue, I felt like I could not lift my arms. That was my biggest complaint of the cleanse. If I had been doing this during the week and not a weekend I would not have been able to do it.
I know I just said the worst part was the weakness, but I lied.....the worst part was the salt water cleanse. One quart of salt water is like trying to drink 18 gallons of regular water. It was so hard to get down and it never ended. If I took the approach of "just chug it" it would gag me, but the sipping really didn't work either. And after I finally got it down it was a waiting game to have to go to the bathroom.
Now that it is over I really don't feel all that different. I know I didn't do it for 7-10 days like many do, but I don't know that I could have functioned with my running and work schedule with this cleanse. It requires a lot of time to rest and lots of time in the bathroom.
I was shocked at the way my body felt with no food and only a drink cleanse and may try it again in the future but I don't think I will be doing this one again any time soon.