Master Cleanse: Day 2

June 26, 2006

Last night, I didn’t sleep very well. I think because of hunger pangs, but as I was in and out of consciousness, I don’t really remember the exact reason for my tossing and turning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll sleep better tonight because almost all of my hunger pangs subsided. As I’m typing this, I am drinking my fifth serving of lemonade. Kev won’t let me call them “cups”, because they’re 10oz. instead of 8oz. :-P Sheesh.

Anyway, I didn’t really feel like drinking a lot of the lemonade today, because I sorta got tired of the taste, but I did swig water all day and, as I mentioned before, my hunger pangs were almost nonexistent today, which was a really nice change from yesterday. The Master Cleanser book recommends at least six servings of the lemonade per day, so I will have one more serving of lemonade before my teas (peppermint for dessert and the laxative tea before bed).

Even though I don’t feel hungry, I been craving all sorts of weird shit. Sourdough pretzel nuggets are my strongest craving, next is toast and after that is black beans and rice. According to The Raw Food Site forums, the first three days of the cleanse are the worst, so I’m hoping I have just one more day of the out-of-control carb cravings. My will power to not give in to those cravings has shocked me. I honestly didn’t know I could resist such strong cravings until faced with giving up the cleanse for a taste of those oh-so-yummy nugs.. mmm.

In general, though, I am feeling pretty damn good for not having eaten food for almost 48 hours. I’m pleasantly surprised by my energy level, which I was expecting to completely tank. But, I am functioning quite normally. True, given that I am a dishrag at the moment, I have the added luxury of resting when I want, but I truly believe that I could go to a full-time job and function just as well.

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