I’ve embarked on a Spring Pure Body Cleanse and have taken you, my beautiful readers along with me.
The reason I’ve decided to report, day by day, it to show you that not all cleanses/detoxes are the same. This Pure Body Cleanse, to date, is one of the simplest detoxes I’ve ever done. It’s gentle, there’s no fasting, they give you everything you need in simple to use protein powder packets and did I mention it’s gentle?
Saturday and Sunday were completely uneventful. Really nothing to report. On Day 2 I gave you a listing of all the Healthy Food options. Some of the Beverage Options that this cleanse allows are:
- Herbal teas
- Naturally decaffeinated green tea
- Spring water
- Vegetable juices
- Coconut water
The Snack Options are:
- Nuts (raw are best)
- Raw or steamed vegetables
- Low-glycemic fruit
- Almond butter with apple slices
With this Cleanse, they give you 2 meal replacement powdered protein shakes with 2 Pure Body Cleanse capsule packets daily. The capsule packets effectively support the detoxification process by supporting and insuring proper protein digestion. These packets contain a proprietary protein digestive formula that helps eliminate gastrointestinal discomfort that may be associated with other detox programs. I, for one, have not had any issue with stomach upset whatsoever with this detox. As a matter of fact, I thought I’d be ‘going’ more often but so far, it’s ‘business’ as usual for me.
Additionally, the capsule packets are effective in helping protect the liver while chemicals and other toxins are mobilized for excretion. The capsule packets are designed with specific nutrients that assist in the avoidance of toxic overload and the re-absorption of harmful toxins back into the blood stream.
It’s important to drink ½ oz of water per pound of body weight each and every day for the entire 10-day program. This hasn’t been a problem for me as I try to drink ½ my body weight in water daily.
While on the 10 Day detox – you’re instructed to eliminate the follow foods:
- Sugar in all forms, including sucrose, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, natural low-impact sweeteners such as stevia.
- Artificial sweeteners = aspartame, Sweet ‘n Low, Splenda, Equal, etc.
- Gluten-containing grans: avoid foods which contain wheat, oats, rye, spelt, kamut, bulgur, couscous and barley. This includes pastas, bread, crackers, cereals and other products made from these grains. Gluten-free whole grains such as brown rice, wild rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat are allowable during the detox program.
- Dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream
- All alcohol and caffeine – containing beverages including coffee, tea and soda – as I mentioned in Day 1, I did have a headache without my coffee so I grabbed a small cup. But I’m happy to report, that was the last time I had coffee. It’s been 4 days and I’ve not had another cup with no headache side effects.
- Soy protein, including tofu and tempeh
- Desserts (chocolate, candy, cakes, cookies)
- Fried foods, hydrogenated oils, margarine
- Peanuts/peanut butter
We had friends over for dinner on Day 3. We served organic, free-range chicken on the grill, a huge salad filled with mixed greens and plenty of veggies, and baked Brussels sprouts. I served cake for dessert but didn’t partake. I also chose not to have a cocktail and made myself a cup of tea. I still had a great time and didn’t feel I was missing out on any of the fun. The way I see it, I can do anything for 10 days knowing my system will thank me for it.
Sunday night we ordered from Grubhub and in a moment of weakness, instead of ordering the salad I usually go for, ordered the veggie sandwich instead. Eating the bread was a mistake! First off, I normally eat a Paleo and sometimes Keto diet so bread has not been on my plate for months if not over a year. Ordering and eating this sandwich was a huge NO-NO! My stomach revolted by doing somersaults. I feel bloated and blech! Not sure what I was thinking but, tomorrow is another day. Last night I drank more water than I usually do to try and help flush out my system. Uber fail! LOL.
Have you tried a detox in the past? If so, I’d love to hear all about it! Was it beneficial for you? Did you fast? What type of detox/cleanse did you try?
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