Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm Going Raw....

So, for those of you who don't know, I am coming to the close of my first "master cleanse". For the past 10 days, I've been consuming nothing but a mixture of fresh lemon juice, whole maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water. At times it was very difficult to overcome some very intense cravings for food, but it's been liberating to realize that I do have more self control than I realized, and be able to see my goal through! I won't make the claim of "tons of energy" or "feeling better than ever before" I've heard some attribute to the cleanse, but I feel better than I expected to, considering I haven't eaten for 10 days!

Now that I'm returning to "food" I am making a goal to eat only (well, mostly) whole, raw, unrefined foods....whole wheat, raw sugar, etc, etc. We've already switched to whole wheat flour for most of our cooking, but I'm looking for more recipes to expand our menu. Any suggestions are appreciated!

And, if you want my advice on the Master Cleanse, give it a shot! I think it's definitely worth trying out! :)


Creative Stirrings said...

Is there any protein in the diet to keep you from breaking down your own muscle during the 10 days?

Creative Stirrings said...

My spouse is a Biochemist and a guy! I think what he meant to say was, "I am so proud of your determination...way to go! Are you feeling okay? I am sure you are starving...would you like us to make you dinner?" Just keep in mind that that was his way of saying "Hey pal...I care!" Let us know about dinner...I would like for you to stay on this planet!