I've read a lot of amazing stuff about this master cleanse diet, so I decided to put the diet into action. I'm doing this as a sort of "bridge" into a ovo-lacto-vegetarian lifestyle. The consequential weight-loss is a bonus! This is my first major fast! Here goes...last night I drank a warm cup of herbal laxative tea an hour before bed. Perhaps it was the warmth of the tea or the herbs used to make it, but I became drowsy upon finishing it. I slept fairly well (my dog kept tossing and turning). This morning I made the SWF. I held my nose as I gulped it down because it's the most disgusting thing I've ever ingested. Within 10 minutes of drinking the flush, my bowels began to quiver. An hour later I was rushing to the bathroom. The consistency of the stool instantly changed from soft to watery. The color is a medium brown. The stench? It was bad, my friends. It took 3 trips to the toilet to get the flush out of my system. About 2 hours after ingesting the SWF, I made my first cup of tea (hot the way I like tea). I may have used too much pepper, because my mouth instantly began watering uncontrollably once I took a sip. My stomach churned, and I began to feel sick. With Herculean strength, I managed to drink the first drink. And now I'm working on the second one. I won't lie. I'm very hungry. But I believe the benefit of this diet will outweigh the short-term satisfaction of a meal right now...
I intend to drink about 6 drinks throughout the day. I also intend to continue my exercise regimen (I jog 40 minutes everyday, and I engage in either yoga or weight training 3-5 days a week). I want to take this time to read more literature about vegetarianism (any suggestions?) and to catch up on my zzz's. I want to meditate daily (in the morning before work). I want to enjoy the present, you know? I really want this experience to be spiritual. I will utilize this site to log my progress and record my journey. I am definately open to ideas and suggestions from some of the Master-Cleanse gurus on the site.
CW 115.8 lbs
Feeling great. No headache. No nausea. A little tired, though. Very hungry. Clear skin. Feeling inspired.