Monday, September 22, 2014
And now, for something completely different: A cleanse
The other day Nick got this wild hare (yes, I know) to do a juice cleanse.
I'm not kidding. I know you think I am, but I am not. He said, "Let's do a juice cleanse. You and me."
I wasn't sure I'd heard him right. And then I was all, does the man know there's no meat or cheese in juice cleanses?
He does. He means it. You guys, he is serious.
This is nothing I'd have ever dreamed of suggesting to him. Or myself, for that matter. Although I've been cleaning up my diet and feeling better for it, so it's probably a great idea.
So I talked to this very healthy friend of mine who suggested that a smoothie cleanse might be better, as that way you're getting fiber as well and less sugar than juice. This appeals to me, as I love smoothies, and also I have a high tolerance for drinking weird stuff.
I've accidentally said before that I have a high tolerance for putting weird stuff in my mouth, but that never gets taken the right way. Plus I'm not up for unusual meats or animal parts. No. I just can't. I think it's just the odd beverages.
Like, when I was trying to get pregnant with India, twice a day I drank these initially-revolting herbs that my acupuncturist gave me. Eventually they were fine. You can become inured to anything, I'm quite sure.
Anyway, enough about me and my proclivities.
Have you done a cleanse? I've been doing some research, and there's the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, which is appealing because it seems to be all easy, here's what you do, here's your 10 days of smoothies, live long and prosper.
He says if I figure out what we should do, he's all in. So I want to make a well-informed choice.
I don't know if this is the way to go for the two of us. And maybe 10 days is too long? Although it seems to be to be a good amount of time to really make a positive change in your body. But not if you suddenly feel you really need some emergency soft-serve ice cream topped with pork rinds halfway though, you know?
We'll be doing the same thing, together, each and every day of whatever it is, and it needs to work for our wildly different, well, differentnesses.
Posted by Lemon Gloria on Monday, September 22, 2014