Spring Liver Cleanse Diet – Standard Process
I’ve been contemplating going on this liver cleanse diet for sometime now but we finally got around to kicking this off. What’s a liver cleanse diet? Well first off, the liver spring cleanse diet is becoming a bit trendy. You’ll find many varieties of the liver cleanse on the internet including the famous Master Diet Liver Cleanse which is basically lemon juice, water, cayenne pepper, and molassas. That’s it – no food! I tried that a few years ago and only lasted 2 days before giving up and going out for greasy chinese food.
Compared to the Master Cleanse diet, the Standard Process liver cleanse is a whole lot ‘easier’ to do. On the plus side, you can eat as much as you like (vegetables and fruits). On the down side, it takes a full 3 weeks vs. the 5 days. Essentially it’s a vegan diet, no alcohol, no caffeine, no grain (except for 1 cup of brown rice or 1 cup of lentils) for 11 days. Then days 12-21, you’re allowed to supplement proteins with fish or chicken. The supplements are taken with each meal. By the way, I can’t help saying that the Standard Process packaging kind of looks like something from the Dharma Initiative from the TV show Lost.
We started on Sunday but first we decided to kick off the diet in style by having a plate of chicken and waffles at Amy Ruth’s in Harlem. Then we took a trip down to Fairway on the Upper West Side and stocked up my entire fridge. I’ll be blogging frequently about my experiences on the liver cleanse diet.