Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pucker Power

I know some of you have been wondering where I have been for almost two weeks. Well... Bob went on the Master Cleanse for 10 days starting on the 2nd of March. I decided to tag along.

Now, as I have said before, the idea of going without solid food and drinking only juices does not even remotely appeal to me. But I thought it couldn't hurt to get a bit of a cleaning out. Bob blogged about his experience at Bob's Legal Lemon. I, on the other hand, dropped off the face of the Earth. (Well... the face of my blogs, anyway!) Bob is still blogging there through Monday. He's keeping people in the know about what happens once you transition back to solid food.

Why didn't I blog about my experience? Well... I knew that for me it would not be pleasant, and I simply did not want to dwell on it. I had very strong detox symptoms and to say I got a good cleaning out would be an understatement. However, I also nibbled on raw almonds now and then to slow the detox symptoms down. I did not need to sleep as much as I normally do, which is what most people that juice report. I didn't, however, experience the bouncing off the walls energy that they experienced. Would I do it again? Yep. Probably. But not until later in the year. I could not wait to start eating solid meals again, but now I find I crave the Master Cleanse Lemonade, with less cayenne! Therefore I have decided that I will be drinking that from time to time instead of a meal. Probably first thing in the morning. Just trying to keep a bit of clarity!!! [grin]


Charissa said...

Now I really want to try that drink, sounds so good. Like something I need. Can you share the recipe that you use for it?

Keely said...

Hi Charissa!

I can tell you the ingredients (water, juiced lemons, organic maple syrup and cayenne), but the recipe is copyrighted, so all I can do is point you to the source. Try getting the book at the library!!!

The drink itself is only part of it. You do need to use the laxative tea and salt water flushes for the cleanse to be effective.

Check out this page and video, too!

HiHoRosie said...

Personally, I'm not ready for a juice feast/master cleanse challenge just yet however, I do love having a liquid meal from time to time. Well, I do probably every other day or more. It's nice to have a break once in awhile from solid foods.

Lesley Anne said...

Hey Raw Diva,

I'm a shy commenter but I love your blog and decided to TAG you. I put the directions on my blog so TAG YOUR IT:) Thanks for sharing you great adventures with us all!

Lesley Anne-

Nikki said...

Congrats on finishing the master cleanse! I cannot imagine what it must have been like consuming all of that liquid...cheers to you for sure!

I have thought about getting the book and reading about the lemonade cleanse, but the more I think about it the more I don't think it's for me. I'm going to go with Bob & his idea of a Slow instead of a fast!

Michelle J said...

Hi Keely, just wanna thank you for your comment on my blog! Yes, i did eat the same kale salad for 3 nights in a row progressingly getting more and more gas as the days went on!! No more talk of gas though, so its all good! Love your blog!!!