Lately I have been feeling tired and kind of run down. I am not running at 100%. Why is this? Probably a dozen different reasons, but more importantly, what can I do about it? I turn to Google for answers and find out that I am, of course, not unique and that everybody feels like this at some point. What do all these people do about it? A cleanse. Being the natural skeptic that I am I just didn't buy into the idea that you take some magical concoction and suddenly all is well. I came across the Dr. Oz 48 Hour Cleanse and it sounded completely different than all the hokey magical concoction cleanses. I am not a devotee of Dr. Oz (to be honest I didn't really know who he was) but the more I read the more his stuff made sense. His cleanse is not based on weight loss, it's based on whole foods that help your body work better. I figured it couldn't hurt so I gave it a try. It wasn't difficult to do, a shopping list and recipes are on his website and the food was easy to prepare. I thought the lunch smoothie and dinner broth were pretty good, I did not enjoy the quinoa and prunes for breakfast but it wasn't the worst thing I've ever eaten. I never felt like I was starving and it wasn't a torturous experience. The first day I felt tired but by mid-morning the next day I felt pretty good. The next day I felt even better. That was a week ago and I am still feeling great. You can do just about anything for 48 hours, and the next time I am feeling in need of a tune-up I would do this cleanse again.
quinoa and prunes
(tasted only slightly better than it looks)