conscious cleanse review

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the cleanse I had started.  I've had some requests for a review, so thought I would mention it while it is fresh in my mind.  It's a two week cleanse that basically omits dairy, gluten, sugar, soy, caffeine and alcohol.  There are also a few fruits and vegetables that are not permitted.  However, it was just more than just omitting things from my diet.  The cleanse goes much deeper than dealing with food and holds true to it's name.  Being conscious about your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions.  It's not about starving yourself or only drinking juices or smoothies all day.  It's about 100% clean eating.  24/7.   For two weeks.  
These joy balls were/are such a treat! (Recipe in the book.)
The cleanse wasn't too dissimilar to how I eat in a normal day.  However, I have never eaten that way for two straight weeks detoxing my body.  Nor have I been that continuously conscious about what I put into my body.  
I missed baking, so baking these breakfast cookies was the first thing I did on Monday after I was finished.  They might not look like much, but they are fabulous.  And they are gluten, dairy and sugar free.

Steve did the cleanse with me.  As did my friend, Michelle.  It was really so much fun to do it with a friend.  Sharing stories, recipes and offering support.  We tried new recipes and added a few to our favorites.  There are many recipes that are perfect dinners for the entire family.

This cleanse did not go without side effects.  Day 2, I had the beginnings of headaches.  That didn't end until day 5 or so.  I also had times that I was extremely tired.  However, I slept better than I have in years.  I hope to keep some of these new habits and incorporate the things I have learned into my life.

Bottom line,  I highly recommend this cleanse if you are looking for one.  I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible...  And I feel great to boot!

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  1. I just love sitting down to lunch and checking up on all my favorite blogs and finding something new to read. Thank you for the YUMMY looking breakfast cookie...but even more than that, for introducing me to Iowa Girl Eats website. I was not familiar with it and oh, what a treasure! A million thank you's. <3

  2. Thank you so very much. I am getting ready to cleanse...mind, body, and spirit!

  3. I probably should cleanse, but at the moment I'm applying myself to a food guide
    from the CSIRO where you eat 4 meals a day and each meal is to be 400 calories. I've been trying to shake off 4 kilos and have not been able to do it successfully. They say when you get older it is hard to lose weight. Well I've been on this 'guide' for 5 days now and I've managed to shake off 1 and a half kilos. I'm happy with that and you enjoy your cleansing as well. It is all about looking after our bodies to the best of our ability. Good luck.
    Cheers, Anita.

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