Preparing to Cleanse

Posted May 2, 2011 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five
For the record, I’ve always balked at things like cleansing as a borderline anorexic women’s way to justify not eating for 10 days. But boy, was I wrong. I’ve recently become acquainted with the BluePrint Cleanse, a 3 day (or 6 day depending on your commitment and level of practice) juice cleanse. And though I still called BS a little bit, I took the time to learn more about it and decided it wasn’t what I thought it was, and in fact, quite healthy. I did my research and read The 3 Day Cleanse Book and scoured the BluePrint website for information and finally decided now was the time.
But the best part so far has been the preparation! Starting Friday, to prepare for the cleanse, I’ve cut out almost all carbohydrates, meats, and have focused my diet highly on fruits and vegetables. And I cannot believe how good I feel. I’ve packed my body with nutrients and nourishment and it feels fantastic.
I could go on and on about how I feel, but I won’t. I’ll simply share with you all the most thought provoking piece of the Three Day Cleanse book. You need to learn the difference between feeling full and feeling nourished. That notion blew my mind. Am I full? Maybe. Am I nourished? A much bigger question to answer. Today, I feel nourished.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."