Friday, August 21, 2009

Cleansing

Paul and I are just wrapping up a 14 day cleanse. It is http://www.rbclifesciences.com/Products.aspx?ItemID=178 follow the messy looking ink, the colo-vada plus cleanse. It is 7 days of eating well and taking a vitamin packet with breakfast and dinner that prepares your body for the cleanse.

The next four days you try to not eat at all and take vitamin packets morning and evening and psyllium packets 4 times a day. You mix them with some juice and chug them down. The psyllium expands with the juice in your gut and makes you feel full even though you have not had anything to eat.

Paul and I chose to eat a little bit, we ate fruit and veggies, he was able to eat pasta and sandwiches as well. I found I was so full on the psyllium husk that I did not have to much room to eat, you are certainly not hungry at all. I had to eat or I would get terrible headaches. I ate fresh fruit, veggies, nuts and hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt. I tried to eat light foods for the most part. By the end of every day I was so full of psyllium I looked like I was four or five months pregnant. We laughed about my gut every evening.

I gained about eight pounds during the cleanse in water absorbed by the psyllium husk. You spend three days after the elimination stage eating as well as you can and taking vitamin packets that help put all the good nutrients back into your body.

Other than the bloating I felt pretty good the entire time and I am dropping the eight pounds pretty quickly as I finish passing the psyllium. I don't know if I would do this cleanse again, but I will continue to try others. I try to do one at least once a year.

I really think this one put in a bit of a starvation state, I am not very hungry now and it takes very little fill me up. It is amazing to me how quickly you get used to eating less and how good I feel when I eliminate eating the processed foods I tend eat throughout the day.

3 comments:

Sugar said...

I know another couple doing a cleanse. But they are using a more extensive cleanse system. I can't remember the name of the company though. Herb Bible or something like that. It's incredible what has come out of their bodies though.

Shannon said...

I wouldn't mind trying a cleanse but I don't want to go without eating. I get headaches when I don't eat. I'm glad that the cleanse worked out for you and Paul.

dwgnldy said...

I have a cleanse routine I bought last year. I haven't tried it because I'm with Shannon...no food results in migraine headaches.

Also, I need to pass it by my doctor first. There are some programs out there that actually hurt rather than help. When it comes to health, I side with caution first.