Monday, January 17, 2011
No animal products, no alcohol, no caffeine, no sugar, no gluten. You might say, no fun, but you'd be wrong. It's actually pretty interesting. For one thing I sleep through the night, which is pretty good for a peri-menopausal 55 year old. Also I don't have puffiness under my eyes in the mornings, and my skin looks better. I have plenty of energy and of course I've lost weight. But as Anna points out, it's really about the discipline. Even though I know I'm going to get off this cleanse and dive into a plate of eggs for breakfast and have a glass of wine at 6:00, I think 3 weeks on the cleanse may be enough to hard-wire it into my brain so I can get back to a cleansing frame of mind more easily the next time I need to.
I'm just following Anna's directions on the cleanse, but she's following a book: Kathy Freston's Quantum Wellness Cleanse (Oprah's cleanse) and is finding it very helpful. Anna wasn't as well versed in vegetarian recipes as I am, so she's learning a whole new way of cooking which has been fun for both of us because we're trading recipes. I love that we're doing something together even though she's in Manhattan and I'm in Mexico.
Funny, I just hung up with my son Ben in NH. He may be starting a cleanse related to his job at a fitness center that will be offering a Wellness Program to its members. The program starts with a cleanse. That only leaves several kids and a husband to go, but at this rate, by next January maybe we'll all do a New Year's cleanse together. Alice, are you in?