Detox Diaries: My Three Weeks on "Clean"
Think you've got what it takes to detox for 21 days? Here's how one woman did it, why (perfect skin, anyone?), and the info you need to decide if this plan is for you
My prep rallyUnless you already have raw cacao powder and kale in your kitchen (I certainly didn't), a trip to a natural grocery store is in order. And let me tell you, this was the most intense shopping trip I've ever taken. My list took up an entire sheet of paper, two columns. I decided to take my sister with me, both to split up the shopping and to help me identify the vegetables and fruits I'd never heard of before. It took two stores and $200 -- almost double what I spend on my normal grocery trips -- to get everything I needed. Admittedly, a chunk of this cost is the two supplements I bought. I'm also hoping some of it will last the full three weeks, like my supply of almond milk and coconut water.
If you're thinking this already sounds too daunting, here's a little pep talk from Junger: "The biggest hurdle is really the idea that a cleanse is so hard to do. This perception may prevent you from starting it. Once you pass this hurdle, [everything else is] not that big of a deal."
Here's hoping he's right.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Day 1: A semi-bumpy start