Cleanses and detoxes have been the talk of the town (every town!) for years now, I wanted to finally find out what the hype was all about. I had never done a cleanse, and couldn’t wait to give it a try. The experience was excellent, though started out a bit bumpy. I tried the “LOVE FAST” cleanse. For the first few days I experienced headaches, mood swings and bad skin. It was my body’s way of saying that I was literally going through a detox by expunging all the leftover food debris that has been sitting in my system for heaven knows how long. Once I got through the initial tough detoxing phase, I felt amazing (around day 3). I shed more than several extra unneeded pounds and my skin was sparkling. I actually looked prettier and my skin was brighter. Even the whites of my eyes and my teeth were whiter. I generally looked healthier, incredible!
But it wasn’t just that…I seemed to feel better emotionally. I’ll be honest I was feeling a little bit down before I started the cleanse. Fatigued and a little bit depressed, but by day 3 I suddenly felt less sluggish, less anxious and my energy level was through the roof. I not only looked better, but emotionally felt happier with this certain mental clarity that I can’t put my finger on. I really wasn’t expecting these kinds of results, not in the slightest.
A typical day would start out with a health shot in the morning (pure aloe vera juice, for instance), followed by fresh pressed grapefruit juice for breakfast, watermelon juice for lunch, a raw vegan salad for a solid lunch and then a plethora of delicious and super healthy fruit and vegetable juices throughout the day ending with a last juice around 7pm.
Love Fast taught me the importance of being conscious of what I put in my body. I mean really…If doing a cleanse and eating right can make me feel this much better I’m SOLD! I’ve always known that “we are what we eat” and that what we put in our bodies is important, but I had no clue that the ends to the means could be this beneficial.
I was a little bit worried that when the cleanse was over that I would feel lost as to how to start eating, and after the cleanse was over I felt very picky as to what I was going to start eating. So in continuing with a heath eating regimen I found that Organic Avenue offered all the health food and drink that you need to continue on a clean path long after you finish your cleanse. There are stores located throughout Manhattan so you can easily access all the same components that you used during your cleanse. If you don’t live in the city, Organic Avenue ships nationwide.
Many thanks to Organic Avenue for heading me in the direction of health.