Crazy Sexy Diet's 21 Day Adventure Cleanse?
And you can sign up to do the cleanse for free on Crazy Sexy Life: http://my.crazysexylife.com/
Is anyone else here doing this? Or interested in doing this?
My boyfriend and I just started today. It's not something where you only drink liquids! I could not handle that. It's basically a lot of green smoothies/juices, raw foods, huge salads, some supplements, meditation, yoga, and daily exercise.
Anyway, if anyone else has done it or is doing it: hi! Let me know what you think/thought and I'll definitely post about my experience with the cleanse in here. So far, so good, but it's only 10 a.m. on the first day. Woo! Let's do this! (Oh, and I'm not at all affiliated with Kris Carr, I just wanted to do the cleanse!)
I picked this up at the bookstore (just looking, not buying) and I thought it looked great! Keep us posted!!! :)
I'm going to have to check that out. I hadn't heard of it and when I saw the thread I initially read it "the crazy sex diet's 21 day adventure"....I missed that "y" and you can probably imagine what went through my mind!
How's it going, WML?
Crazy sex diet....I see a new vegan book on its way!
I just got my copy of the book in the mail yesterday and am excited to check it out.
I signed up and approval is pending. I'm excited to try it, but things like this don't tend to hold my attention for more than a week. ::) Can't wait to hear more about your experience with it!
I'm waiting for my copy from Amazon and my approval from the site administrator. :)
This looks really good but i must say, im quite intimidated!
I'm learning my way around the site, but I still don't have my book (it always takes forever when you use the "free super saver shipping" option).
Laura - As you know, I did this cleanse last month & absolutely loved it! It was the first time I've ever done a cleanse - or even wanted to do a cleanse. What I like about this one in particular is that it's about incorporating so many healthy foods & habits while minimizing/eliminating unhealthy foods & habits. It's not about deprivation, it's not about starvation, it's not about losing weight, etc. I mean, I'm sure if someone was looking to lose weight, this would be a healthy way to kick-start that - but it's not some drastic water fast or whatever. :)
I never did an enema or colonic. I don't really know how I feel about their purported benefits, and like you, I was scared! I feel like perhaps it would be more beneficial for someone who eats a crappy/processed/meat-heavy diet & could have a lot of compacted, well, crap in their system. But I've been vegan for several years & am already "regular" (sorry, kinda TMI), so I didn't want to do it. I also didn't buy E3Live - though I want to someday! - because it was too expensive for me right now.
I especially loved the daily exercise, meditation, and dry brushing. It's great that you got some podcasts to help you with meditation! In the past, I could never get into meditation because like you, my mind would wander, I'd get bored, and then I'd just quit. Have you checked out a (free) podcast called "Meditation Oasis"? That is my favorite one so far!
I have been finished with the cleanse for almost a month now, but I'm still incorporating a lot of the positive habits into my daily living. I am not juicing everyday anymore because that was a little hard on the ol' wallet, but I'm doing that probably 3 times/week, which works great for me! Also still eating lots of alkaline, raw yumminess, and I am not eating sugar. And while I have introduced some gluten back into my diet (whaddup, seitan - missed ya!), I am having lots of fun experimenting with gluten-free baking - as well as sugar-free cooking/baking! Much to my surprise, white flour & sugar were the main things that I am happy to have cut out from my diet. I didn't expect to stick with the sugar-free thing after the cleanse was over, but when I re-introduced it to my diet, I got a killer migraine & my face broke out with zits (rare for me)! I was so surprised & thought it might have been coincidental, but sure enough, the next time I ate white flour & sugar, I got another terrible headache & I got a few zits over the next couple days. So, while it's not like I'll NEVER have sugar or white flour again, I no longer keep them in the house & I don't miss them AT ALL!
Oh, yeah - and I am drinking wine & coffee again, too. :) Not much, but some. It's nice to know I "can" have these things if I want - and most days, I don't want!
I am super thankful for my experience with the cleanse & recommend it to everyone. This book was life-changing for me. Kris Carr rocks!
This sounds like an awesome cleanse, but after some time trying to figure out the site, I think I've realized now's not the time for me to commit to this. I can't afford the book right now and, not to make up excuses, but I've recently quit smoking and started WO washing. I'm glad everyone is having such a positive experience with it. I'll be sure to keep reading about progress and purchase the book when I'm 'bout ready for a new 'project'.
I just committed to a Wednesday start date with some CSD members!
i can't wait to get this book in the mail! i ordered it on amazon this week.
one question..for those who have done or is doing the cleanse...how do you feel? im scared i won't have much energy. also, im a busy college student, so i was thinking to maybe do it over summer, when im acually home and have more free time.
I would do it when you have more free time! Right now is a "slow season" at my job, so I'm not working as many hours - and while I wasn't a slave to the kitchen during the cleanse, I was happy to have the extra free time for food prep, juicing, packing food for when I was out & about, exercise, dry brushing, using the Neti pot, meditating, etc. Though I think a busy person could definitely do this if they have excellent time management skills & won't feel stressed if they have to miss a green juice here or there. Maybe "ease into it" for a week before (as recommended in the book, anyway)? This way, you can experiment with some recipes, cut out caffeine so you're not suffering from headaches when you actually start the cleanse, and get a taste for how your schedule will look trying to fit these new habits in.
Like I said in a previous post, I actually thought this cleanse was really fun & I felt great throughout. However, I imagine that it would take some getting used to for a lot of people, in terms of cooking (and juicing) in a different way than they're accustomed to, and meditating for 20 min/day, etc. If you do venture into the cleanse while you're busy, just cut yourself some slack & understand that you might not be able to exercise for 35+ minutes every day, or you might skip a Neti pot cleansing a few days, and all that. You should feel empowered by the cleanse, not stressed. :)
As for energy level, mine was through the roof, save for a few days when I felt a little down in the dumps & tired. I'm sure everyone reacts differently!
Woo hoo! The Amazon delivery guy just dropped off my book! Time to go read, I've only got one day to prep before diving in! :)
THAAANKS! i will most likely do it this summer. i cut out caffeine two years ago (it was so tough!) so thankfully that part won't be an issue. i'm really looking forward to the yoga. i stress out too easily and i def need to change it.
I'm a major stresser-outer ;), and I really think meditation has helped with this (annoying) tendency of mine. I haven't been consistent with meditation lately, but I really want to get back into it!