June 11, 2012
Detox Cleanse Day 1
So today I started a three-day detox cleanse program by Kaeng Raeng. It is super easy to to do. Three times a day for three days you simply add one pouch of powder to 24-32 oz. of water, juice, milk, or a fruit smoothie and drink. Each pouch contains a full serving of fruit and fiber, all your daily vitamins, protein, and live probiotic cultures. You can also eat raw fruits and vegetables while on the cleanse. The cleanse is vegan, gluten-free, and caffeine-free.
Before I tell you about how it's going for me so far, let me say a few things. First of all, I am not trying to loss weight, though many people have commented that this cleanse is an affective and safe way to loss weight. Also, as I am already on a very strict vegan diet, I do not expect to feel dramatically different after this cleanse. My regular diet is very close to what I am eating on this cleanse, I am only eliminating grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.
So far, I am feeling good. This cleanse is very filling and I have not felt at all hunger. I also love that I can eat raw fruits and vegetables, because I just loving chewing and crunching food so darn much! Since I tend to over eat a lot and fill stuffed and bloated, I like that this detox leaves me feeling full, but not overly stuffed. I hate that stuffed feeling, and that feeling just makes me feel bad about everything I ate, even if it is healthy.
I am having some difficulty with the taste, though that may be because I need to find the right combinations of fruits and juices to go with the three different flavors that the pouches come in. It doesn't taste bad, just not quite right. Well, I have two more days to experiment with that!
The other thing that takes some getting used to is the fact that it is in a powder form. The fact that it is powder is definitely convenient, and makes it very easy to add to juices and fruits to drink. You just toss it in a blender with fruit and viola, a filling fruit smoothie. When doing this cleanse, you just need to get used to this sort of grainy texture in whatever you are drinking it with.
So far this cleanse seems like a great detox for someone who is just starting out on their healthy eating journey. It is a super easy, fast, and filling way to eat healthy and rid your body of toxins, especially if you are struggling with eating healthier.
Overall, I am enjoying this cleanse and look forward to the next two days. Check back tomorrow for Day 2 details!