Do you ever put off doing a cleanse because you don’t want to feel out of sorts?
Maybe you’ve been feeling that you need a good cleanse, but you are procrastinating because of some of the common side effects people complain of. Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Today I am talking all about how to deal with a healing crisis, which is when the toxins in the body get stirred up due to the cleanse and aren’t being eliminated fast enough. As a result you can feel like you are experiencing cold and flu-like symptoms.
I hope this video removes any fears you might have about feeling sick and inspires you to give cleansing a shot!
Do you cleanse regularly? How do you make sure you feel good when cleansing? Share your tips in the comments below!
Summary Water: 2.75 gallons + water from 8 young thai coconuts Bunches of Greens: 1 (way off base, should be 10-14) Cooked Meals: 5 (way too many) Fasting Days: 2: 24 hour sessions Workout: 10.5 hours Dance: 2 hours (latin) Yoga: 3 hours Walking: 5 hours Strength: 30 minutes Sun: 3 hours Sauna: 2 hrs 15 minutes Home Colonics: 2
Daily Breakdown Friday Sun: none (cold out) Sauna: none Workout: 2 hour walk Water: 80 oz H2o Diet: 1 apple, Chipotle bean & rice burrito extra guac, a few sips of a soy chai latte & rice crispy treat (WAY OFF RAW !)
Saturday– 24 hour fast (from 4:30 pm Friday to 4:30 pm Saturday) Sun: 60 min Sauna: 25 min Workout: 90 min walk Water: 65 oz H20, coconut water from 2 young thai coconuts Diet: fasting 24 hours, broke fast on Chipotle black bean & rice burrito (black beans, rice, corn salsa, guacamole, pico de galo). Not exactly the way I planned to break my fast. 2 apples
Sunday– accidental fast (from 5pm Saturday to 5pm Sunday), home colonic Sun: 60 min Sauna: 40 min Workout: 60 min latin dance Water: 48 oz, water from 2 young thai coconuts Diet: fasted 24 hours (accidentally) broke fast w/ 4 frozen bananas turned into ice cream, 3 apples, couple sips of a margarita, chips, salsa, & guacamole
Monday Sun: none (cloudy) Sauna: 25 min Workout: 2 : 60 min yoga sessions Water: 3 young thai coconut water Diet: 4 frozen bananas turned into ice cream, 4 apples, 4 frozen bananas w/1-2 T cacao powder
Tuesday Sun: none (cloudy) Sauna: none Workout: none Water: 40 oz H2o Diet: 4 frozen bananas + 2 T cacao (blended into ice cream), 3 apples, Au Lac Restaurant: Song salad, soft taco, cali rolls, pistachio “bread”, flax “bread”
Wednesday Sun: none (too cool to lay out) Sauna: 25 min Workout: 60 min latin dance, 60 min yoga, 75 min walk Water: 56 oz. Diet: 5 bananas made into ice cream, apple, Thai: Tom Kah Kai (veggie coconut soup), veggie pad thai, veggie panang w/ rice. I waited far too long to eat and was far from home. I caved into hunger. Plus the 3 hours of exercise just helped me “justify” the calories. I know, it’s lame. I admit it. 🙂
Thursday Sun: 60 minutes Sauna: 20 minutes Home colonic: I always feel like I need to do this after I eat cooked food. It’s like I want it out of my body ASAP. Workout: 30 min Lower body strength training, 30 min walk Lower Body Exercises: 1. Walking lunge 1. leg press on machine, 2. static squat hold against the wall 3. 1 legged medicine ball squat w/ back foot on step 4. slow reverse lunge off step 5. forward lunge on step Ab Exercise: medicine ball crunches w/ extended reach Water: 48 oz H2o, water from 1 thai coconut Diet: 5 bananas + 2 T made into ice cream, 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch of steamed broccoli (plain)
Thanks to Paul (the organizer of an amazing raw food metup group), we are able to see a little of what Happy Oasis shared with us on Saturday. Of course, you hear me ramble about how large the co-op has grown thanks to the dedication of Alexis (mentioned in my last post). It is a bit differnt than a CSA. We don’t pay in advance a lump sum or we don’t belong to only one farmer. If you want more information, please send me a comment and I’ll give more details. Perhaps, I will post a blog on how to set up an organic produce buying club for everyone.