Well I woke up on Day 12 and guess what?? I have a pink tongue! Yay! I was ready to go to day 15 but when I saw my tongue I decided after finishing out the day that it was time to end my first cleanse. It wasn't too bad actually. I had a couple of rough days but otherwise it wasn't that hard. I feel clean and healthy. The day went normally and I started thinking ahead to easing out of the cleanse. I headed to the store for a few things so I'd be prepared to start the ease out process.
Ending weight: 129.0
Day 13-15 The Ease Out Process
Day 13 - The first day of the 3-day ease out. Day one is just orange juice. A nice switch from lemonade. I drank a half a gallon of 100% pure orange juice. The cleanse recommends fresh squeezed but I didn't have the time or patience to juice that much so I took the easy route and bought a carton of it.
Day 14 - Juices, smoothies and soups today. I had a berry smoothie in the morning. Juice throughout the day. I had tomato basil soup for lunch and vegetable broth for dinner. My tummy kind of gurgled all day but luckily I had no cramping or other stomach distress. After 2 weeks of no solid food EVERYTHING tastes amazing. I'm enjoying the taste of healthy food!
Day 15 - Raw fruits and vegetables. I had banana and apple for breakfast, a spring mix salad with raw veggies for lunch and dinner and just drank water all day. I seriously think that was the best salad I've ever eaten in my life. My stomach still feels fine too. I also started taking a probiotic to replace the good bacteria I may have flushed out during my cleanse.
Final ThoughtsI'm REALLY glad I did it. It takes a lot of will power that I didn't know I had. There is a nice sense of accomplishment to completing this cleanse that comes when your done. I plan to make this an annual thing and will extend my cleanse to 15 days next time. I lost 9 pounds which I'm happy with and I'm ready for my next challenge; Turbo Fire, an 8 week workout/diet program. I plan to follow the diet plan because it contains only healthy foods and I want to continue on this path to healthier eating and living.