It’s hard to believe that this is already day 8 of our consciousness cleanse. At times(especially on day 4, for me) , the time dragged a bit but overall, the last 8 days have gone by quickly . Many of you have made it to this point without sugar, caffeine, alcohol and ‘whites’. Others have made it for 5 or 6 days , only to take a quick break and get right back on it. Some of you have chosen not to completely eliminate caffeine, as the potential side effects of caffeine withdrawal are too much to take on right now. Candace has chosen to gradually eliminate caffeine, as she mentioned, so that she could ease into her Master Cleanse this week. All she will be drinking is maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne so she took her time detoxing first so that she wouldn’t suffer from those dreadful headaches.
Now that the rest of us are almost done, remember to finish strong the next 2 days. Try to eat organically grown fruits and veggies, choose organic, hormone and antibiotic free dairy, meats, eggs, etc and continue to drink several cups of ‘detox’ tea daily as well as the golden elixir(or a version of it with lemon, honey, and herbs). Hopefully your energy level will have improved overall and your sleep will be more restful.
When Thursday morning comes, re-do your measurements(weight, waist, hips, thighs, etc); try on your ‘skinny pants ‘ and see if they fit just a little bit better(maybe less belly fat? perfect as this equals a lower risk of diabetes and heart disease!). Go back to the questions that I asked you before you started: about your mood, your energy level, your sleep, etc and answer them again and see what has changed and what might not have. Be sure to share some of these observations with us and we will do the same.
Most importantly, think about how you are going to ‘break the cleanse‘. Will you jump right back into old eating patterns, perhaps by downing a sweetened latte , maybe some crusty French bread at dinner, happy hour with friends, a piece of chocolate for snack or dessert? Better yet, think of new ways to satisfy and nourish your body and try to carry forward some of the things you have learned. It is fine to go back to enjoying some of the things we have eliminated but do it in moderation! Don’t immediately undo all the wonderful benefits you worked so hard for during these 10 days.
THINK before you drink or eat something! You want a nice full-bodied glass of wine one evening? Lovely but try to keep it to one or 2 glasses. That chocolate you have missed? Have a small piece of the darkest, organic and highest quality of chocolate you can find and ENJOY it! And don’t forget to have more days than not where you continue to eliminate the four groups we have. You have made some amazing changes in how and what you consume during these 10 days. Feel proud of yourself and know that you CAN make small changes in many aspects of your life and realize huge rewards and benefits. You are moving closer everyday to health and balanced living and we are right here beside you on our journey as well.