In order to maintain a clear mind and focus, I have decided to treat my body to a cleanse for the next 14 days. It may sound crazy and not having my weekend wine is going to be a struggle, but if I made it 9 months of no drinking, I can make it 14 days.

Why cleanse?
I am doing a full body cleanse in order to rid my body of the toxins and preservatives that may have entered my body in the past year. I have done one previously, and I felt immediate results. I normally eat very healthy and clean, but every once in a while I love my sweets and beer. I am doing this to clean my body and to give me natural energy to start a serious workout regimen. The organs primarily responsible for the elimination of toxins and waste are the colon (large intestine), skin, kidneys and lungs. If these organs are not cleansed, the waste products and toxins accumulate and can compromise my health.

The purpose of a cleanse is to provide the gastrointestinal tract and organs physiological rest, revive one’s healing faculties and completely nourish the body. Results typically include reduced or removal of previous symptoms, excess weight loss, improved bodily functions and immunity, enhanced skin, energy, sleep and overall well being.  A cleanse program aims to create a condition where the body’s systems flush out impurities and re-establish proper functioning. It gives the over-burdened, over-worked internal organs a rest and time for rehabilitation and should be totally nourished and fed (not starved) so it will not need to use any healthy part of the body for fuel.

What cleanse program am I using?
I am using the 14 Day GNC Cleanse. It only costs $37.99 if you are a GNC Member. There are suggestions for recipes that I will somewhat follow, but mostly I will just keep my plate clean, organic, and free of preservatives.

I look forward to tracking my progress here on Skinny Mom and keeping you updated. Hopefully this will help motivate me to continue to eat clean, even when pizza and ice cold beer sound amazing on the weekend. Let me know if you have any questions!

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