Trying: a cleanse

The last two weeks I’ve really been trying to eat better, and I think I’ve done a good job so far. But I was feeling like I needed something to give me a little kick start and motivation so I went to the health foods store and asked about doing a cleanse. They have tons of products (mainly nutritional supplements and lots of fiber), and the clerk suggested a 7-day rapid cleanse that helps clear out your digestive system and some of your other organs, too. I have no idea what exactly will happen, but I’ve heard other people say they feel better afterward and want to eat healthier. So I’m giving it a try. I take two pills in the morning, two at night, and have two glasses of water mixed with a fiber solution a la Metamucil (but it doesn’t taste like anything).

Other cleanses, juice feasts, etc. consisting of a dramatic change in diet probably work better in terms of sheer weight loss, and I really did consider something like that, but you know, baby steps. I’ve heard very mixed things about those, and feel a little wary.

So far the sheer amount of water I’ve had to drink is the only “cleansing” I’ve really experienced, but it’s early still. Anyone ever tried one of these?