Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Master Cleanse Begins
Today I officially begin the Master Cleanse and I'll write all about my full day's experience tomorrow. But I thought I'd go ahead and share some of the preparation I did for the MC. In her book, Westen suggests buying Smooth Move tea and having a cup the night before you start the cleanse. I'd never had the tea before and I confess to not being the best tea drinker. I'm not a purist. The idea of drinking plain tea--no honey or anything--wasn't exactly my cup of tea, if you know what I mean. But I am trying to write a fair review and that means doing what the book suggests.
Guess what? The tea is actually quite tasty. I didn't add anything to it and was surprised by how naturally sweet it tasted. I could easily see wanting to enjoy a cup at any time. Only, you know, it's called "Smooth Move" for a reason and there are all sorts of warnings on the package about not overdoing it.
Now look closely at what it says on the box under Drink responsibly because I was surprised to see these words: Smooth Move products are not meantto be used for cleansing or as diet aids.
Oops. I guess somebody didn't tell the author this or she didn't read the label. Nonetheless, I enjoyed my cup and will probably keep this tea around for those times when I need a little . . . loosening.
Anyway, before I went to bed, I mixed up my quart of salt water (2 tsps sea salt in a quart of water) and got a glass and straw ready for the next day. I also made up a gallon of the MC drink itself. Yes, I knew I would be home and able to make it fresh throughout the day but I also figured that the less time I spend in the kitchen, surrounded with temptation, the better.
Temptation is part of the reason I chose to start this cleanse on a Thursday. Rob is working. I make his lunch but that is all. I don't have to touch or be near food for the rest of the day. And I've already warned him that I may ask him to make his own lunch. We'll see how it goes. I have all of my mental ducks in a row. I do not have all of my food stuff ducks in a row. But I'm starting.