For a while now Motozo and I have contemplating doing a fast for detox reasons.
So finally we set a date and since we had a 3 day weekend we decided to fast on Monday, yesterday. I’m happy to say, we made it!
Motozo was a lot more hard core then me and didn’t want to drink anything but water. He eventually cracked and had some lemon water that I choose to drink all day long instead of just plain water.
I also had about 4 glasses throughout the day of the
Master Cleanse Lemonade which consist of Lemons, Maple Syrup and Cayenne Pepper. The real Master Cleanse is minimum of 10 days and you need proper Grade B Maple Syrup along with taking a daily laxative tea and/or Celtic sea salt flush to help with elimination. Whats a detox without proper elimination yeah? Since I only planned to fast for one day I didn’t really make sure my maple syrup was grade B (its organic is all I know) or take any laxatives since I’m pretty regular in the morning.
I think this detox was perfectly what we needed after a long holiday and drinking on a daily basis. Also, ever since being back my sleeping schedule has been totally screwed. Jet lag has given me a bad sleeping schedule and I’m waking up pass 10AM and still feeling tired. Some nights I can’t fall asleep until 5-6AM and the cycle continues of sleeping in late and falling asleep WAY too late.
The good thing about fasting is that I could allow myself to be as lethargic as I wanted to, well..I still wanted to go for a walk to get some fresh air, but after 30mins or so I was just too fatigued and both Motozo and I took a nap for a couple of hours when we got back.
The desire for food hit pretty strongly around 5PM and didn’t have much energy but to lie on the couch and watch TV. I really dislike feeling so fatigued, so a couple of times I told Motozo I’m going to eat, but I managed to stay strong! We both went to bed early and I finally had the BEST sleep I had since coming back from France which was 2 weeks ago. I got up a couple of times to use the wash room since I drank probably 1 gallon of water throughout the day. And at one point, I was still half sleeping as I was making my way to the bathroom and WHAM! I walked right into the wall and I now I have lovely bump on my forehead.
But despite the fatigue and swollen forehead, I’m really glad I did it. I have to say I was VERY impressed with Motozo, who has a great appetite and is accustomed to eating large meals. The interesting thing is, we both woke up not very hungry so portion control was very easy for our first meal.
Infact I ate less then I usually eat for breakfast and felt completely satisfied.
I’m now very interested in doing the Master Cleanse PROPERLY for a full 10 days. Apparently, a lot of people who do it still have energy to go to work and exercise because its recommended to drink a minimum of 6-12 glasses a day of the lemonade which roughly gives you 1200 calories. Of course, everyone’s body is different and some have rougher symptoms then others, but I want to try this cleanse somewhere around New Years or at the end of the year. Cleanse my body for 2011!
Here’s to health!