Sunday, January 8, 2012

She Done Lost Her Mind

Cleanses. They seem to be all the rage. Arguably, I have a pretty clean diet as is, but I am feeling the effects of less time to exercise, the Chicago cold finally setting in (I swear it makes your body hang on to everything to stay warm and this article kind of agrees), and some of the extra salt and processed junk I put in my system the last couple of weeks. I am interested in cleansing my system, but I refuse to only drink water, cayenne, syrup, and lemon juice for any amount of time (can we say dangerous!!!!) I want something safe and good for me.

Enter my pretend friend Alicia Silverstone. Recently on The Kind Life she did a sponsored post about the Kaeng Raeng Cleanse. At each meal you make a drink from a powder full of protein, dried fruits, and vitamins. You may also eat as many raw fruits and veggies as you want. Your daily intake of protein will be over 45 grams (awesome).

The Kaeng Raeng website states that it helps to:
-remove toxins and chemicals from the body
-jumpstart weight loss
-improve overall digestive health
-improve clarity of mind
-improve mood and decrease irritability
-clear skin
-repair damaged hair
-decrease flatulence, constipation, bloating, or excess water weight
-decrease cravings for salty and sugary foods
-make you feel better!
I would enjoy all of those things.

There was a discount given (because cleanses aren't cheap), and after thinking about it for a day, I decided to throw caution to the wind and try it. I really think the best plan for me is to start on a Monday and go through a Saturday. Luckily, I checked the tracking and it was delivered to Dayjobland this weekend. So, I will start my day tomorrow with raw fruits and veggies to tide me over until I can get to work and make my breakfast drink. With rehearsals in full swing in the evenings I actually think it will come in handy! If I feel under nourished in anyway or off somehow, then I'll stop. If I really feel the need for hot food and want to lightly steam my veggies, then I shall. My health is really important to me. I am excited to clean up my system and get rid of all the processed sugar and salt. I made sure to stock up on different veggies at the produce store so I have some variety and am not eating the exact same things everyday.

I plan to update daily on how it goes.

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