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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Detox Day 2

Ok. so if you read my last post, and I assume you have and have commented because I am comment whore, you know that I have started a 7 Day Detox Body Cleanse from Arbonne. I was a little afraid at first about the idea. I have heard that some cleanses are actually PAINFUL. I've heard that you can have creepy things come out of your body. I've heard that they are unhealthy.

And sometimes I think they are, if you aren't careful about which product you choose. I haven't had that experience thank goodness - at least so far. Don't worry I will be honest with you about my experience. So here goes...

I am on Day 2. Day 1 was fairly uneventful. Uneventful because I was EXHAUSTED. I thought maybe it was because I was just tired from a long weekend, but after researching and asking around, that is totally normal. I could barely stay awake. I was in bed falling asleep as soon as the kids were down.

As for the bathroom issue - skip this part if you don't want to know - I'm gonna be honest. Yesterday was not out of the realm of normal. I think I had 2 or 3 BM. Also, since you drink 32 oz of water along with the detox solution, obviously you pee a LOT.

Day 2 has been slightly different. I have had some mild cramping and had 3 or 4 BMs so far and it is only mid-afternoon. I don't have diarrhea though and that is what I was expecting. Stools will be looser of course, but nothing that hurts or burns. I have heard that you want to avoid eating too much citrus because of all the extra "activity" during the detox week. The cramping is from the intestines pulling water into the intestine so it can cleanse the waste material through your system. That is why it is so important to stay hydrated.

Today I feel pretty normal. Nothing too drastically different, but the deep exhaustion is gone. I plan on going on a nice walk later. I hear that light and relaxing exercise is very helpful and that you should avoid strenuous workouts during your detox week.

I'll keep you posted!


Ginny said...

What do you eat during this detox period? Do they give you a specific diet or do you just take the products?

Gingers Mom said...

There is no specific diet. I have heard it is best to stay away from processed foods, white sugar and caffeine throughout but it isn't a "rule". I had a piece of cake on my first day. Ha ha!

Dr.John said...

I am reading with great interest. So far it doesn't sound too bad.