Friday, April 20, 2012

Crazy Sexy Cleanse - Launch

I first heard about the Sexy Crazy Diet while reading a Danielle Laporte post about resetting your body after exhaustion. I had been through an exhausting time myself and just wanted to feel that I was doing something for my health, besides stuffing myself with organic chocolate, fruits and cereals. Usually, any combination of trite words such as "sexy", "crazy" and "diet" is enough for me to steer clear. But I did click. And what I found was a great source of inspiration. Here was a woman who had been battling cancer for eight years and still managed to look like a girl from a health supplement ad in Shape Magazine. I was intrigued, so I read on.

As a recovering Oh Yeah (Over Eater Anonymous), I have always been attracted to diets that forbid: the gluten-free diet, the Zone diet, the Miami Beach diet, the Master Cleanse diet, you name it. But here was someone who was telling me to start a diet not by eliminating something, but by adding something: one juice a day. That's it. Not to stop eating sugar or flour, or grains or dairy, just a simple green juice. On the diets I have tested, I have always succeed to lose weight (though in different scale and manner), but I would always gain it back, leading to more stress that led to more Oh Yeahness. And here was a sustainable thing I could do to help my health.

I have to admit that I was not particularly attracted to this idea at first. I have nothing against greens, but the idea of putting greenish, earthy brew of cucumber, kale, spinach and lettuce in my mouth at 6am did not seem enjoyable or even practical for someone hoping to feel nourished and satiated till lunch time. So I took it as a supplement. So I started to add it. Little by little, day after day. Apples help A LOT and my juicer started to taste good. I felt an instant boost of happiness thinking that I was actually putting so much goodness into myself. To make a long story short, I have been doing this juice thing for a few weeks, and it got me thinking about alkaline and acidity and what hurts my body and what nourishes it. I have come to the conclusion that I was ready for a challenge.

So in the next 10 days, I will :
- drink a cucumber and apple juice every morning
- take my cleanse pills
- get at least 8 hours of sleep

... and record the effects on my body on here. Let's see if this works.