My husband has made a lot of changes in the last few years. The most significant are that he stopped smoking cigarettes the day our first son was born…and that he lost 60 lbs. Well, it should always be our goal to continue to improve and change and be better. And I’m proud to say Orlando is constantly aiming to improve, change, and be better.
The one thing he has been clutching on to with both hands is Nicorette gum. That one really got him hooked. The problem is that its absolutely terrible for you. Besides the obvious nicotine factor, our doctor explained to him that it has all sorts of chemicals that affect the liver, etc. Even the label warns you not to use the product for more than a certain period of time, I believe 6 months or so. But yet my husband has been chewing the gum for 4 years and 4 months. So the time has come for him. It will probably be harder than any challenge he has had in the past. And because he tends to be an all or nothing kind of guy, he decided to take a month to do a full body cleanse. No alcohol, tobacco, nicorette, dairy, chocolate, caffeine, animal protein…YIKES!!!!!
So it started today with a 24 hour green lemonade fast.
Here is the recipe.
- 1 gallon of water
- 6 peeled lemons
- 6 scoops of green superfood
- 5 drops of stevia
He will spend the whole day drinking this gallon of lemonade with no other food. Pure detox. Then he will begin a week of vegetables and fruits and I will update you on the foods we make and supplements we take to help him with this cleanse. This will be a difficult challenge for him but if he can manage to complete it, I am certain that he will be grateful he did it at the end.
Wish him luck!!!!!!!