Today I thought I’d try this juice fast type drink that suppose to cleanse your body of toxins, clear your skin, make you regular and just give you a great outlook on life. The drink included:
- 10 oz. distilled water
- 2 tablespoons of juice from freshly squeezed organic lemons
- 2 tablespoons of organic grade “b” maple syrup
- 1/10 of a tablespoon of cayenne pepper
It’s recommended that you drink six glasses of this a day and nothing else. They say you can do it up to 40 days. Of course, that ain’t happening as far as I’m concerned, but I thought I’d give it a shot today to see how I survived. Perhaps I wouldn’t have this holistic experience that is expected but at least I’d see a glimmer of something. So I made a double batch for breakfast and chugged it and somewhat expected a miracle.
I have to admit I felt pretty good until around 11 a.m. when my stomach started demanding some food. I guess if you feel hungry you’re suppose to drink a glass of water and then more of this special lemonade. So I drank the glass of water and headed home for lunch and tried to chug another round of the stuff.
I got through a quarter of the container and decided to catch up on blogs before pressing onward.
That’s when I came across Karl talking about his nice dinner out last night. Determined to show off willpower, I moved along to Chris’ adventures at the Arizona State Fair, including the consumption of various fried foods such a twinkies, oreos and Coca-Cola.
I took another swig of my potion and decided that enough is enough. The cayenne pepper was making me sweat and the stuff was giving me an ass ache. I dumped the remaining stuff, pledged to use the lemons to make normal lemonade and heated up a bowl of soup.
Life’s too short to eat stuff you don’t enjoy.