Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spring Is Here?

So it is the middle of February and the weather is decidedly spring -like. Strange since it is usually still snowing at this time of the year.
Being that it feels like spring I decided to do a seasonal cleanse. I cannot believe that I have never done one before. I have worked in a health food store for almost six years and have managed to avoid the seasonal cleansing frenzy. I'm not sure how but it may be the extremely restrictive diet that you must adhere to. Having to cook for my husband and three year old makes that unrealistic. But I found one that enables you to continue to eat normally (lots of whole grains, fruits and veggies, small amounts of meat - pretty much how I eat anyway). You take lots of herbs and drink copious amounts of water. The kicker is that you aren't supposed to drink caffeinated beverages, aka. coffee. That, my friends, is not a good idea. I become a walking ogre without my morning cup of coffee so I have opted to keep it to one cup, unsweetened. That can't be so terrible?
I am committed to doing this for seven days which also doesn't seem terribly difficult. Except this morning I woke with an incredible headache. I hope I don't have to endure seven days of feeling awful. That is why I am doing the cleanse in the first place - to feel great. No pain, no gain, right?
Hope you are enjoying some of this beautiful weather and are getting a little sun on your faces! x


  1. I once had an acupuncturist give me a restictive diet that included no caffeine whatsoever - no coffee, tea, or chocolate! I lasted two days.