21 days of self-love – Completing the Dr. Junger cleanse

The 2nd of September, three weeks ago, feels like a long time and that trepidation, how are we going to manage 21 days of detoxing, a distant memory. Well first of all, when you have someone in it with you for the long run, like Ahmed, half the battle is already won.

The funniest moment had to be when I thought that I had eaten ice cream mindlessly and was so distressed about telling him and was so annoyed that all my hard work had gone down the drain. I was relieved to discover, that it was just a dream.

Coming off the Clean Program today, I feel like I accomplished something. I didn’t lose a dress size or anything (that DEFINITELY was NOT the goal) and yet, somehow this is even better, feeling healthy gives you a buzz like no other. I have a hold of myself.

I thought that the second we came off it, I would reach for my favourite food cravings, pizza (yum), a cupcake (yummy) or fries (the yummiest), but no. What I was looking forward to most was having breakfast, an omelette and gluten-free oats for breakfast and the prospect of adding tomatoes to my lentils tonight.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not about to turn away cupcakes or pizza for the rest of my life, if anything it’s the exact opposite, I am looking forward a lovely chocolate one this weekend at my friends birthday! Just that something must have happened in these past three weeks, rather than craving the stuff I love, I now hope to simply enjoy it as a treat every now and again.

Overall the experience was really fulfilling, in terms of food and emotions. Having an awareness and hold of my true hunger, is really empowering and I hope to keep building on it.

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29 Comments on 21 days of self-love – Completing the Dr. Junger cleanse

  1. Dhru Purohit
    September 24, 2014 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Congrats Sahar on finishing. And I love what you wrote here “feeling healthy gives you a buzz like no other. I have a hold of myself.”

    I love that and that is what we strive for!

    Thanks for giving the cleanse a shot.

    Dhru Purohit

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:31 am (3 years ago)

      Hello! Wow! So awesome to hear from you here. Thank you for the awesome feedback and so glad you liked the post! It was a fantastic experience and hope to do the gut next! Cheers

      Reply
  2. Dhru Purohit
    September 24, 2014 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Congrats Sahar on finishing. And I love what you wrote here “feeling healthy gives you a buzz like no other. I have a hold of myself.”

    I love that and that is what we strive for!

    Thanks for giving the cleanse a shot.

    Dhru Purohit

    Reply
    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:31 am (3 years ago)

      Hello! Wow! So awesome to hear from you here. Thank you for the awesome feedback and so glad you liked the post! It was a fantastic experience and hope to do the gut next! Cheers

      Reply
  3. Philip M.
    September 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Awesome job, well done!

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:32 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Philip :).

      Reply
  4. Philip M.
    September 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Awesome job, well done!

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:32 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Philip :).

      Reply
  5. Farrell
    September 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

    isn’t it the best feeling ever! it is amazing how your tastebuds change and you don’t crave the same things that you used to. Feel free to reach out to us for any support that you need after your cleanse! Farrell – Clean Team

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:33 am (3 years ago)

      Hello! So cool to hear from you all here. Thank you for the message and it is awesome how the tastebuds change, you start to want fulfilment instead of satisfaction. The Clean Team rocks!

      Reply
  6. Farrell
    September 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

    isn’t it the best feeling ever! it is amazing how your tastebuds change and you don’t crave the same things that you used to. Feel free to reach out to us for any support that you need after your cleanse! Farrell – Clean Team

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:33 am (3 years ago)

      Hello! So cool to hear from you all here. Thank you for the message and it is awesome how the tastebuds change, you start to want fulfilment instead of satisfaction. The Clean Team rocks!

      Reply
  7. debmilf
    September 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Wonderful post Sahar! So happy you had a great Clean Cleanse! I hope you do it again with us πŸ˜‰
    Debbie
    Clean Team

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:34 am (3 years ago)

      Hello Debbie! Thanks for your message, I am gonna attack the gut next πŸ™‚ watch this space Clean Team!

      Reply
  8. debmilf
    September 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Wonderful post Sahar! So happy you had a great Clean Cleanse! I hope you do it again with us πŸ˜‰
    Debbie
    Clean Team

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:34 am (3 years ago)

      Hello Debbie! Thanks for your message, I am gonna attack the gut next πŸ™‚ watch this space Clean Team!

      Reply
  9. ALEJANDRO JUNGER
    September 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

    So proud of you on finishing the clean program !
    And thanks for spreading the word.

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:37 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you for your message and for such a fantastic program! Really nice to hear from you here πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. ALEJANDRO JUNGER
    September 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

    So proud of you on finishing the clean program !
    And thanks for spreading the word.

    Reply
    • Sahar Aman
      September 25, 2014 at 12:37 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you for your message and for such a fantastic program! Really nice to hear from you here πŸ™‚

      Reply
  11. Khurshed Aga
    September 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm (3 years ago)

    impresseive o’fitness majesty

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  12. John Rosania
    September 30, 2014 at 1:38 am (3 years ago)

    oh yeah! Well done. What a transformation you experienced!

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      Reply
  13. John Rosania
    September 30, 2014 at 1:38 am (3 years ago)

    oh yeah! Well done. What a transformation you experienced!

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    • Sahar Aman
      September 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      Reply
  14. Sahar Aman
    September 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)

    You turn next!

    Reply

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