This week Jacob and I have embarked on something of an adventure together. We are undertaking a spring cleaning of our bodies. Weapon of choice: the master cleanse. We are currently on day two, of at least a three day fast. Eight if we’re ambitious. Ten if we’re slightly insane. Considering all I could think about from 5pm until I fell asleep last night was a giant plate of phad thai, I’m guessing we won’t make it to eight days.
I’ve done juice fasts fairly regularly (meaning perhaps once a year for 2-5 days) since before college but this is a beast of a different nature. The master cleanse officially includes drinking salt water (ugh) and laxative tea (gah), but we’re happily forgoing such things. Instead, we are drinking the following concoction 6-12 times per day:
2 Tbsp. organic maple syrup
2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed organic lemon juice
1/10 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
8-10 oz filtered water
Delicious, eh? Actually, it isn’t half bad, but I’m sure we will be woefully bored of it in no time at all. Mint tea is also considered acceptable. We’ll see. Thus far I am feeling quite good and very awake. I wouldn’t say I am hungry as much as craving food.
Have you ever done a fast or cleanse? I would love to hear.
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