I thought my post from yesterday went through but I guess it didn’t. Hrmm..which is why I posted it today and will now have two posts for the same day, but my actual cleanse started yesterday.
Man, this time around is tough, or at least it was up until about an hour ago. I was hungry and real lethargic yesterday and today, but once I got home, I made myself take a nap. After I woke up, I did an Insanity workout. Crazy, right? I thought I was going to be too tired to do it but I surprisingly wasn’t. I feel like a million bucks right now. I know it’s cheesy to say that and I can’t believe I said that, but I do feel so much better than I did before. I think I was just tired since I’ve been rising hours before my normal time to do the saltwater flush so I don’t crap myself at work.
I can feel my stomach lighter already. I’m taking it a little easier with my workouts, not doubling up on yoga and cardio on the same day because that just seems nutso.
This cleanse is definitely worth it. My endorphins are shooting through the roof right now as I write this. I think exercise definitely helps because you feel better and it takes your mind off eating. I was really hungry yesterday and today. After I worked out, I didn’t feel hungry at all. I just drank a grip of water and had some lemonade. I read something interesting in an article I found on the Scottsdale Public library website, “MASTERING the master cleanse” by Tina Rubin from Better Nutrition, Sep 01, 2010; Vol. 72, No. 9, p. 22-25.
Tina Rubin mentions that the Master cleanse is worth it because it hits the body’s reset button by resetting our insulin receptor site and clearing all saturated fat on the cellular level. Having the receptor sites open takes the level of insulin resistance — a key factor in weight gain — down. And the cleanse promotes absolute detoxification on the cellular level.
And it’s not only about weight loss. Yea, weight loss is awesome there are just so many other benefits. This is from the article by Tina Rubin: “The Master Cleanse is a catalyst for healing mucus diseases, from asthma and hay fever to sinus and bronchial problems. Diseases that accompany calcium deposits in joints, muscles, cells, and glands, as well as cholesterol in the veins and arteries, are dissolved and flushed away. Skin disorders disappear. As toxins are eliminated, every type of infection goes with them — and so do cravings for drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The cleanse brings down blood pressure, reduces the risk of coronary artery disease, and can even improve mental illness.
Another thing I read in the article is that one can think of the lemonade as an intravenous drip and sip it — “not gulp it” — every 15 minutes throughout the day to stabilize the blood glucose level.
Ha. I gulp that stuff in the morning after the saltwater flush because I get so dehydrated after drinking freaking saltwater. It just sucks all the juice out of me and I feel like I have the flu for about an hour, but then I get over it and I’m good for the rest of the day.
So I learned three new things so far: get enough sleep, exercise to boost your endorphins so you don’t think about food, and sip the lemonade drink all day. I love learning new things.
Now I’m going to make sure I hit Publish so it goes through!