Day 1 – Cleanse

Today we start our three day cleanse.

First we drink our two glasses of water and Tony has his liver detox pill.  I’ve opted for the Dandelion tea in lieu of the water and pill.  I regret this.  The tea is bitter.  Not horribly bitter, so you’d chug it because it’s good for you.  Just bitter enough you think, why am I drinking this .  Plus it takes two tea bags to make a serving and you’re supposed to have it three times a day.  So the box would get me through a week.  Tony’s pills cost $40 for a 30 day set.

Breakfast of flax granola, blueberries, and coconut milk.  I’m having mine dry.  The delicious blueberries make it a nice breakfast.  Tony likes it too.  It’s crunchy.  I take a small sip of the coconut milk and it seems ok, unlike the burning taste of coconut water.  But I don’t really want to risk it, so I eat the rest of the cereal dry.  Tony gets 1.5c of cereal, but it’s way too much to eat, so he just has 1c.

No coffee today.  Tony is grumpy, but I’m sure he’ll live.  He gets a headache, which he thinks is from caffeine withdrawal.

Lunch is vegetable soup with a side of veggies and salad.  We get chia or sunflower seeds for protein.

Snack is an apple.

Dinner is kale and the coco sauce, which is a coconut curry.  It sure makes the kale taste good.  We also get beet and carrot slaw (which only has two ingredients) with pumpkin seeds.  I can’t believe it but the slaw is good.  I have never buy beets, but now I love them.  They are sweat and delicious.

TMI warning!  In the evening I have terrible stinky gas.  Apparently this is an expected side affect.  I’m so glad it didn’t last.

Eczema:  I have spots on my head, back, upper arms, and legs.  My hands are itchy and cracked (2/5, 5/5) and so are the backs of my ears.

Water, water, everywhere

And ounces and ounces to drink.  You need to drink a lot of water by 7:30pm.  Take your weight in pounds and divide by two.  That’s how many ounces you need in a day.  So if you’re 200 lbs, you need 100 ounces.  A glass is 8 ounces, divide by another 8 and you need 12.5 glasses a day.  It sounds like a lot.  Well, actually it is a lot.  But you start the day with two glasses, and after a few days you’ll be used to it.  The book says to not sip it throughout the day, but drink a glass at a time.  That’ll keep you out of the bathroom all day long.  Tony likes to drink his out of a beer stein, and I like my sippy-cup with a straw.

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