Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Hardspear's Master Cleanse: Day 4 - Tuesday

Weighing in at 107 kg. My kidneys ached during the night.  My ankle which sometimes gives me problems is also sore.  Apart from that I, J. Hardspear de la Azotea am feeling quite good.  Had to catch a 6 o’ clock flight, ran around all day and had a slight craving for a cigarette for the first time in 4 days.  Landed at Lanseria again at 18:10 and back home just before 19:00.  The food cravings are not so bad during the day anymore (the first two days were terrible), but I tend to get hungry in the evenings.

I had a very good day yesterday (day 3).  I decided to make my vegetable soup for when I have to start eating again.  (Since you cannot start on solids straight away after having eaten nothing for 10 days, you have to start with orange juice on day 1 and 2 after the diet and on the evening of day 2 one can start to have vegetable soup).  I feel that I would need some serious nutrition by then, so I made a strong beef stock from scratch.  This took 4 hours.  I then sautéed onion, carrot and celery in my largest pot until it caramelized.  To that I added my lovely beef stock and a truck load of vegetables.  I simmered that for two hours and dished out half of the vegetables and blitzed it with a blending stick and poured it back.  The result – thick vegetable soup with whole chunks of veg still in.  I then put it in containers and stuck it in the freezer for when I am coming off of the diet…

2 comments:

Angel said...

Remind me why you're doing the cleanse?
I really don't know if I could do something like this... Isn't it a little extreme to not eat at all for 10 days?

Hardspear De La Azotea said...

Hi Angel. I'll e-mail the schtuff. Also Google Master Cleanse and "Lemonade Diet". Mainly I am doing it because I have not been feeling well as of late. I am also the fattest I have ever been, my clothes do not fit and I am depressed. This is the start of hopefully trying to live healthier. It may be a bit extreme, but like Margaret Thatcher said, Sometimes the medicine is harsh, but if the patient requires it, it should be given to the patient...