Wow, I am so glad to be on the home stretch of this cleanse. It's the last three days and I cannot be happier. Ok, overall the food wasn't that bad, but toward the end I really couldn't stomach eating or looking at any more raw food.
Now, I am used to eating plant based, so for me that wasn't an issue whatsoever, it was being RAW vegan that was hard towards the end.
If you would like to read about my previous days on this medical medium 3:6:9 advanced cleanse;
This day was the same as day six, but my motivation levels were back and I was able to function without feeling CBF. The diet had changed again for my dinner this time and I chose cauliflower salad. Not the most appetising salad, but because I was feeling good, I didn't mind chowing down on a small head of cauliflower.
Ok, this is the day were I was so so so over it, I was so over eating raw fruit and veg, that by the end of the day I couldn't wait to go to bed so that I could wake up and have a change as the day nine is just juice day and some puree. Health wise, I was feeling fabulous. My thyroid felt smaller, and the tenderness wasn't there. I was feeling light and not sluggish at all.
I had mixed feelings coming onto this day as normally if I don't eat I feel revolting (weak, faint, jittery) and I was so sure that these feelings would come back as I would have nothing solid in my belly. Boy was I wrong. I could only complete part of this day. I was able to get my lemon water, morning celery juice, 1/2 a watermelon (yes you read that right HALF of a FULL watermelon) 2 papaya and that was it. I was turned off celery juice, the thought of it made me gag slightly (and that's something I never thought I would say as I love drinking it in the mornings in my every day life) I felt like I was a cow grazing on grass. I just couldn't do the full day - I did most.
Most importantly, how did I feel? I felt AMAZING! The next couple of days I stuck to just fruit and veg, but I could cook them, so that was exciting. No added salt or anything. Here is a quick list of the benefits (for me) on the medical medium cleanse;
- I was 3.5 kilos lighter after the 9 days
- My thyroid felt the smallest since my issues started
- I had little to no symptoms by day 9
- I look at foods differently and appreciate the power they possess to work with the human body to heal
- I will be repeating this cleanse in the future just based on the great feeling it gave me - so much vitality!
SIDE NOTE - It's one week post cleanse and I feel guilty about nearly everything I eat. Which mind you is nothing that bad, but if I eat a nut, I feel like I'm cheating myself/body. I keep reminding myself that life must go on and that I will have to enjoy cooked and non cleanse foods again. I do plan on repeating this cleanse as what it has done for my health is worth everything. I was lucky enough to have a friend who also did the cleanse (she chose the original version) and our days crossed over, so having support it crucial - we would check in on each other daily.
Now that I have completed the cleanse, I 100% recommend the cleanse if you have a general feeling of unwell or if you want to reset. Again though, the book is required as it is the one resource I used consistently throughout. It is overloaded with information, guides and recipes.
If you tried this cleanse (or any of the medical medium cleanses) drop me a comment below - I would love to read your experiences.