Master Cleanse: Soup & Salad Girl

July 8, 2006

Yesterday, for breakfast I juiced 4 carrots and 2 celery stalks. The resulting tonic was quite yummy and wasn’t too heavy on my fragile, post-cleanse stomach. Then, my effing allergies hit with a vengeance. I tried not to.. I really did. But, in the end I had to take a Claritin to keep myself from sneezing into oblivion.

When I get an allergy attack the life gets sucked out of me and I usually succumb to taking a nap. Sure enough, I ended up laying down on the couch "until the Claritin kicked in", but ended up napping until 11am. Oh well. Just in time for lunch! ;-)

So, I heated up a small batch of my veggie soup and ate that very s l o w l y. The cramping I had the first time I ate the soup (from eating too fast!), was something I didn’t want to experience again. Luckily, I only felt some minor grumbling.

Today, I had orange juice for breakfast (not fresh-squeezed, though) before heading across town to have brunch with Kev’s mother and grandmother. I brought some whole wheat banana bread I made last night in the bread machine (Mmm) and a mixed berry salad, because usually all she offers is coffee and bagels. I dunno if you’re lucky enough to have a Trader Joes near you, but they have a great price on organic strawberries and blueberries right now. Grab them up!

So, I had two slices of my banana bread lightly spread with some crunchy peanut butter and two small bowls of my mixed berry salad. No objections from my stomach after that, except for some minor tensing after eating. Seems like it’s almost back to “normal”. I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat more fibrous foods, as well as fresh fruits and veggies since the cleanse.

After brunch, we went to Kev’s uncle to borrow his mitre saw and Lowe’s for the rest of the flooring supplies we need to start installing it. By the time we got home, I was hungry again so I made a huuuuge salad with lettuce, chopped zucchini, a handful of ‘Nuts About Antioxidants’ Trek Mix (from Trader Joes), a few green olives and about 1/4 cup cooked kidney beans. I tossed it with this new creamy, vegan dressing I found from Nasoya, called ‘Vegi-Dressing’ Creamy Italian. YUM.

Now, off to tear up some carpet! Weeee!

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So Cal Gastroenterologist January 9, 2008 at 11:55 am

Please don’t enact such drastic changes in your eating habits onto your body. It throws everything out of order. If you want to do a cleansing, it’s better to gradually go into it. While it takes longer, it is much better for your body.

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christine December 12, 2006 at 4:42 pm

Hi!
I was wondering if I could ask you a question about the Master Cleanse. i’m currently on Day 2, but I was wondering, should I follow the normal plan for the MC if I have unusual sleeping habits? Hahaha, that sounds funny, but I have final exams this week and don’t think I will be getting much sleep tonight. Would I still drink the lax tea around (normal) bedtime and do the SWF in the morning? Thanks so much for your help, your MC posts helped me a lot!!

Best,
Christine

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Susan December 28, 2006 at 2:59 pm

Hi, I am going to try this diet very soon. Would you do this again?

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