(Closed) Have you ever done a cleanse?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Have you done a cleanse?

    Yes, and I would again

    Yes, but I wouldn't again

    No, and I wouldn't

    No, but I'm considering it

  • Post # 3
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BoxerLady:  I did a 3 week fast a few years ago that was definitely very cleansing. It’s called the Daniel fast and you basically can’t eat:

    • meat, seafood, poultry
    •  dairy
    •  white stuff (white flour, white rice, etc)
    •  wheat
    •  anything with added sugar
    •  fried foods
    •  coffee
    • alcohol, etc.

    The list of what you can’t eat is SO long! It was tough but after only like one or two days I was [TMI] running to the bathroom like every 5 minutes! My body and skin did feel a lot better and Fiance lost a lot of weight from it. I definitely screwed up a few times and deviated from the fast. Be prepared to be extremely cranky as your body goes through withdrawal from sugar and all the stuff you’re used to.

    Post # 4
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I did a 3 day juice cleanse (from Blueprint cleanse) twice.  The first day is easy, the second day SUCKS and the third day is manageable.  I definitely felt healthier and ‘flushed out’ (you go to the bathroom a lot!).  I lost 2 lbs.  I’d recommend it if you have a coupon (it’s so expensive)!

    Post # 6
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @BoxerLady:  Hey! I am considering doing a cleanse, and I know that fiance is FOR SURE doing one in a month or so. We went to a health/vitamin/supplement store and there is an actual program you can buy. The cleanse that he bought uses some sort of herbal pills that he has to take, and there is an entire brochure of what he is/is not allowed to eat. I think this way is good for us because it is the optimal diet that we need, and the brochure explains healthy alternatives to a balanced diet!

    I’ll keep you updated on how it goes! I can already tell you that fiance will be very very “hangry”, he gets angry from skipping a meal/not eating for a few hours, but it’s his choice and I’ll just make sure to tip-toe for the 12 days ๐Ÿ˜› He is doing it not only for the cleanse part, but also to lose a little bit of weight. I’ll remember to update!

    Post # 8
    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    I’ve done both the Master Cleanse (a little too extreme for me these days) also known as the lemonade diet. I can’t say I would do that one again.


    I’ve also done the juicing cleanse from “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and really enjoyed that one. I have done the program twice and loved it. Juicing is great! 

    Post # 10
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @BoxerLady:  Lol yeah the list of nos was so long that they finally gave a list of what you could eat. For breakfast I would eat oatmeal with honey and fruit. Lunch was sugar free peanut butter and fruit preserves on some nasty crusty barley bread. Sometimes I would eat whole wheat bread and cheat. Dinner was lots of vegetables, brown rice, quinoa etc. When I wanted something sweet I would slice an apple abd sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg and put it in the oven. I also ate some vegan “meat” substitutes sometimes.

    Post # 11
    9940 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I haven’t ever done a cleanse or fast or anything like that.  I admire people who can do it!  But giving up alcohol and caffeine?  I just don’t know if I’m strong enough to face it, lol.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  Going to follow this thread, though.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    3336 posts
    Sugar bee

    I haven’t and I wouldn’t.

    1) The kidneys, liver and colon are designed exactly for the purpose of detoxification.

    2) They are extreme low calorie diets, which are not healthy, and deprive your body of the nutrients it needs to function correctly. 

    3) The products are unregulated and may themselves be unsafe

    4) It’s just a way for the health industry to sell you crap you don’t need. That don’t make you healthier, and are more then likely detrimental to your metabolism and health

    5) Any weight loss is likely to be water weight, and will be gained back as soon as you start eating normally.

    If you see them as a way to eat clean, then go for that, but the ultra low calorie, nutrient deficient supplement programs are not going to do what you think they will.  They basically play on people’s lack of understanding about how the body actually works, and get them to spend their money buying programs that they don’t need, and that can be actually poor for your health.



    Post # 14
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I am a big fan of the David Kirsch cleanse: http://davidkirschwellness.com/store/cleansing/ultimate-detox-kit

    I did it a few years ago to jump start my weight loss and to detox from the crap I was eating. 

    On the cleanse I took a shot of berry concentrate magic, had a plain protein shake. Lunch was all the veggies I wanted (yum!) and 4oz of protein (some beans for me). Dinner was the same as lunch or a protein shake. I could snack on veggies all day long if I wanted. No fruit, no coffee, no starchy carbs. 

    I also had a massive reaction to the detox my first time- I was running to the bathroom for the first 3 days. After that everything settled down and I felt a million times better. The second attempt at the cleanse (last spring?) I didn’t have any reaction because I was eating pretty clean every day.

    The key for me is to continue eating this way after the cleanse. I ended up having that lunch as my go to meal, except now I add brown rice or whole wheat cous cous, and avocado. 

    Post # 16
    2446 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I did the master cleanse with my mom once. I lasted 2 days before the smell of dog food was so heavenly, I almost ate it. That’s when I realized it’s probably not the best cleanse for me. I would try a juice fast though – too bad with my birch allergies I can’t eat most raw fruit, soy in any form, and even some vegetables like avocado.


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