It’s been three days, and we are feeling superb! The opening party for Mrs. Pound last night proved a little challenging, but we shunned the baos and yakitori skewers with only a hint of difficulty and sipped our soda and lime gladly. This taught us two things:
a) it is possible to go to events whilst doing a juice cleanse and not yield to steamy, tasty, solid food temptation
cb) it’s best not to try, lest you become that weird person in the corner, standing at a distance, bizarrely gazing at people as they hungrily throw down chilli fried prawns and rosemary and rum cocktails. But whatever…
GazPUNCHoWe really like the companionship of Punch Detox, as they’re regularly sending emails of encouragement and tips that are really quite useful. For example, they suggested eating the evening juice, a play on a gazpacho (a Gazpuncho as they clever moniker they’ve chosen) and a really quite a savoury liquid, with a spoon and bowl. Which, as they rightly point out, after slurping juices from bottles the last 48 hours, seems rather refined.
One point we have noticed is affects of the toxins leaving the body. Especially the tongue. We checked in with Dilal of Nutrition Nation HK as to why this was. What ensued was an illuminating point about when to stop cleansing. He comments as below:
“When to ‘break a cleanse’ is really up to the individual. During a fast one will notice that the tongue becomes very ‘furry’. This is further proof of the detoxifying taking place. Some people choose to break their fast when this furriness begins to disappear. Others believe that one should break a fast when the appetite returns. As mentioned above, after the first few days of cleansing, there is almost no appetite for food at all.
Day two and three are usually the most difficult. As well as feeling hungry, one may experience nausea or headaches. These are normal signs, and indicate that the body is having a good clean out. These symptoms rarely last more than 48 hours. In the next stage of the cleanse a patient will start to feel much better– the hunger will have gone, and they will feel light and refreshed – even a little euphoric. The patient’s energy levels will be high.
You need to be aware that elimination from the bladder and bowel is usually minimal during a cleanse and you should ensure that you are aware of this. It is also important to note that elimination is much more likely to occur from the other bodily orifices, like the nose, mouth and ears. Increased elimination may also be noticed from the skin.
nut-punchRemember that the skin is the largest eliminatory organ, and is occasionally referred to as the “third kidney”.
We have found we naturally wake up around an hour earlier than normal, and haven’t had any cravings for coffee or sugar. This might be helped by the delicious nut punch that is to be used as a dessert in the 6 juice cleanse process. We LOVE this stuff, made of a blend of almonds, cashews, cinnamon, agave, cayenne pepper and filtered water. We would take this over dairy milk ANY day.
Over the next two days we are expecting euphoria and much more nut milk…
…and we have also made all our friends sign binding contracts to not do anything fun, like restaurant opening parties, over the next two days. CEASE all the FUN people.