As a personal trainer, I like to know firsthand which types of workout programs/popular diets/cleanses, etc. the people are doing these days.
If a client is curious about a cleanse they read about online and have some questions about it, I want to be able to say “It sucks!” or “It’s awesome!” or “It’s unhealthy!”
It turns me into a guinea pig of sorts, I suppose.
Last week, I completed a 21-day cleanse. I don’t support long juice cleanses, or any other diet that requires you to starve yourself. I read the book CLEAN by Dr. Alejandro Junger while on a flight to Seattle. It was pretty eye-opening. The book. Not the flight.
Basically, Dr. Junger explains how the years of eating unhealthy foods and certain allergens have created somewhat of a toxic buildup in our bodies. What’s worse, our bodies are designed to have a bowel movement after each time we eat, and if we aren’t, then those toxins are just hanging out inside our bodies.
Before reading the book, I’d been having some joint pain and weird headaches. I read in the book that some times these are symptoms of toxic buildup, and I was willing to give it a try.
I didn’t think I’d be able to complete the full 3 weeks, but I did!
My purpose for doing this cleanse had nothing to do with a weight loss goal, but for most people, that can happen on this cleanse. (I lost 7 lbs.)
I did this in hopes to feel better. And, honestly, I’ve never felt more amazing than I do after doing this cleanse. I had zero headaches during the entire 3 weeks. My joints feel so much better. My stomach feels less bloated (as you can tell from my before/after photo), and I have so much energy.
I don’t know how to describe it, but I feel like my insides have had a good cleaning.
If you’re interested in doing a cleanse, I would recommend this one. You are still eating food, drinking smoothies, and drinking lots of water! I ate a few approved snacks between meals, because my lifestyle is pretty active. I wasn’t at all starved on this cleanse.
Get yourself the book CLEAN, read up, and decide if this is something you’d like to try! I approve, if your doctor approves as well