Sunday, September 26, 2010

Let the Cleanse Begin

So I finally decided on a cleanse. And you all thought I was going to flake out on the idea. 

I´m going to do an intestinal cleanse a friend of mine recommended.  That means I will be consuming Cateto rice and steamed veggies for 10 days.  Oh yes, we´re talking breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 10 to 21 whole days. I´m putting 10 in my head because that seems far more feasible.  If all goes well, maybe I´ll stretch it out...but I doubt it. 

Why put myself through this, you ask.  Actually, I´m not quite sure. If I really think about it, I don´t want to go through the coffee and sugar withdrawals.  It´s scary to think about it. I´m cranky in the morning with my coffee and sugar.  Just imagine how I will be, the first couple of days, without. I am not envious of my family. 

And don´t even mention wine.  My dear friend wine.  

The real reason I want to do this is because it´s time to be healthier. It´s time to really see what my body can do. I used to live off of microwavable crap and feel great. Seriously, all through college, and a couple years afterward, my diet consisted of microwavable pizzas and instant pastas.  I rarely ate fruit or veggies.  Let´s not even get into the regular drinking. 

But I was in my late teens and early 20s. You can pull off that kind of madness.  I can´t anymore. I´m exhausted, I´m bloated, and I`m gassy. I know what you are thinking, sexy. Dead sexy. Shockingly, not so much. Flatulence is not foreplay people.

Anyway, my body is a smidgen older and needs a little more care.  I figure, it´s like changing the oil in your car, only I`m doing it to my intestines. 

Now the real issue with be not falling back into old habits.  I´m a bit of a glutton.  I love me some overindulgence. 

Well, we´ll see what happens.  Wish me luck!


  1. What?! Mr. Rant is not into "Dutch Oven-ing" with you? (You can find it on Urban Dictionary...)

    Good luck with the cleanse. I appreciate your leadership. The last time I attempted a cleanse (after a particularly binge-ful weekend) I stuck to coconut water and fresh fruit for all of four days. Sigh.

  2. Come on, like I don´t know what a Dutch oven is! Favorite pastime of teenagers all over the states.

  3. If you can stick it out I'm sure you'll see amazing results after just a week. Afterall, you are already beautiful and thin, you're just feeding your body on a more pure level for 10 days. Sem vinho? that's the're gonna be so deserving of that bottle on the other side! boa sorte! xoxo

  4. Totally agree with you Stephanie! And the best part, I bet I´ll get a mean buzz on just one glass ;)

  5. Good luck Rachel! Should be interesting to see how your body reacts. You might be pleasantly surprised!