What’s even more surprising is that everyone else in my house survived.
Yes, I tend to get a bit cranky when I don’t have things like FOOD on a regular basis. All jokes aside, the detox went well and I want to share my thoughts and experience with you.
Here’s what I did …
Simple, right? Yes and no. It was very simple to prep for – I love the shopping list – but anytime you change and restrict your eating it’s challenging. If you’re thinking about doing this or any cleanse make sure you pick your days wisely. Don’t do it when it’s someone’s birthday or you’re going to a party – avoid all temptations! It was great that I did it during the week because I tend to splurge more on the weekends.
Also, think ahead if you have to go out so you can make your drink and take it with you. You don’t want to be on the go without it. Also, listen to your body if you’re planning on running or exercising because you won’t have the same fuel in your body that you’re used to. On the first day I played a tennis match in the evening. We won (Yay!) but it could’ve been a different story if I had to go three sets. Ahem.
I loved the Morning Detox Tea and I’m incorporating this into my regular routine. I didn’t care for the Stevia, but the green tea and lemon is a winner to start my day.
The Breakfast Drink was my favorite of the three. I’m also keeping this in my food mix – not as breakfast daily – but as a healthy meal or snack. Yum!
The Lunch Drink was my least favorite of the three. OK, I didn’t like it – at all. I drank the entire drink the first day. I drank half of it the second day. On day three I didn’t add in the celery, I just ate it while I was making the drink, and I added some extra pineapple to help with the taste. It was better, but you can’t be sure I won’t be making this one again.
For an afternoon snack you have the choice to make your favorite of the three drinks. Needless to say I chose the Breakfast Drink for all three days.
The Dinner drink was fine, but it didn’t excite me to keep it in my regular rotation. I don’t know how I managed not to get a picture of it – probably because it was at night and I was busy with the kids. Oh, and be careful when adding the cayenne pepper to this drink because it packs a big kick!
The Detox Ultra Bath was AWESOME. Let’s be real, it was simply a bath but I can’t remember the last time I relaxed in the tub. Aww, pure BLISS! It reminded me how much I like baths and I’ll definitely make sure to take one at least once a week. Another perk, it made me really scrub my tub. Not that it was dirty or anything. Ahem.
Overall the drinks kept me feeling full. They’re very thick so I wasn’t very hungry often except for a little bit at night. By the third night I was ready to eat food on a plate again, but surprisingly the three days flew by fast. I did have that “Detox Headache” from time to time and didn’t think it would be wise for me to make any life-changing decisions during that time.
When I think of a detox or cleanse I normally assume that I would spend a lot of time in the bathroom but that wasn’t the case. Things moved normally. Ahem. I did find that I had to pee a little bit more because I was drinking lots of water with fresh lemon in it through out the three days.
I lost seven pounds and two inches from my waist. Wow! I realize that a few of those pounds probably came right back as soon as I started cooking my first meal, but it was a nice perk of doing the cleanse.
Consuming such healthy foods was wonderful for my body and my mind. I’m excited again to eat more natural whole foods and to limit my splurges. I feel GREAT and this was just the jump start I needed to get back in the right frame of mind with food.
Winks & Smiles,