Juice Cleanse Experience
Last week I completed a 9-day cleanse. During the cleanse I felt more clear minded, activity oriented, and productive than I've felt in years. I also felt more deeply calm and optimistic than I can ever remember feeling. I didn't experience the peaks and valleys that some people report. I felt great the whole time with a level but increased intensity each day. Besides feeling great over the course of the 9 days, some of the other physical and health benefits are still with me: Lost 15 pounds, regulated sleep cycle, increased energy, and I don't have the urge to smoke anymore. I didn't smoke daily, but when I drank I felt an overwhelming compulsion to smoke. Over the course of a bender I might smoke as much as two packs. I didn't think that this would leave me unless I quit drinking. When I finished the cleanse I had a Guinness, and waited for the mental craving to smoke. It didn't come. I had a few more drinks that night and had drinks at a BBQ the next day, nothing. I felt like a different person. So, I could get a lot deeper into it with this and tell you in detail how deeply fulfilling the overall experience was and is to me, but we'll see where we go. A week from now I might be laid up in a Hungarian whore house with an opium pipe in one side of my face and a Pall Mall in the other. Today, I'm real happy I got cleansed juicy style with Matt and the crew on Barton Springs.