How strict was I in this cleanse? I always followed the restriction rules and avoided anything processed, and I had a vegan diet free of coffee and sugar. There were a few meals that I branched out and had just vegetables or quinoa and vegetables, as there were a number of times I didn’t have access to my home or cooking kitchari. I drank chai in the mornings that I know had some caffeine in it. I missed an abhyanga and sweat, and I didn’t take the herbal teas I was supposed to during it, though I did substitute by making some of my own infusions/decoctions from the herbs that I had. Overall, I stuck pretty close to the cleanse and would be happy to not eat any kitchari for a long, long time.
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