What it is, is, once a day I drink a litre of salt water. A litre is a LOT when it comes to something gross, lol! The salt water has a ... ahem... a cleansing effect, shall we say. Other than that, all I consume is this interesting "lemonade" stuff. Its 8 ounces water, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, and a bit of cayenne pepper. I'm supposed to have 6 servings of that a day. And as much plain water as I want. And that's it. For a minimum of 3 days. Note: I have purposely started on a day when I have nothing scheduled for 4 days.
After the initial "lemonade" only part I will do a day or two adding home-made broths and vegetable juices, then purees and smoothies, and then regular foods. except, by "regular" food, I mean no allergens, nothing processed or otherwise un-fooded. Just ... food. Fresh legumes and vegetables and fruits and grains, prepared by actual people... by me, even!
Today is day one. I'm going to need a lot more lemons! Squeezed by hand, one lemon only yields about 4 tablespoons of juice, it seems. That's one lemon per two servings of drink... 3 lemons a day! I bought 4 or 5, so I'll be heading to store later today, or maybe tomorrow.
So far I'm not all that hungry. The maple syrup is there to keep the blood sugar up (the lemon and cayenne are detoxifiers), and it is doing it's job. I'm not at all shaky or headachey. Of course, it's only 3:30pm... we'll see how I'm feeling later.
I'm having some rpetty impressive cravings, but I don't think I'm actually hungry. Mostly, I want pizza. Like, horrible delivered Domino's pizza. I read online, though, the difference between hunger and a craving: if you imagine yourself sitting down to a large green salad and that sounds good, you are probably hungry. If only the thing you are dreaming about eating (or a similar substitute) sounds good, it's a craving. So yeah... this is a craving. Apparently you crave the things you are detoxing, because your body thinks "ack, I need me some more of this!" So I guess I am currently detoxing salt and fat and gluten and dairy-ness. Be gone, bad stuff! It helps with the craving if I remember that a craving means I am getting rid of stuff that's bad for me.
I've only managed to get down 5 of my 6 servings of the lemonade stuff, but oh well. Still not really hungry, but I did get a bit of a headache a little while ago. I added extra maple syrup to my last drink, though, and that's taken care of the headache. OK, I'm a little hungry.... but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. One day down!