Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Oy vey - I started Dr. Oz's 3-Day Cleanse yesterday, which consists of a veritable metric ton of veggies and fruits in smoothie form, and not much else. This is day 2. Day 1 was okay - I never felt hungry (well, maybe a little before the lunch smoothie), but in all, I felt pretty satisfied throughout the day.
I also worked out (took a kickboxing class) after work, and was concerned with the lower level of protein I consumed that my energy would flag, but it really didn't.
I was down 2.5 lbs on the scale this morning, but I also woke up with a headache, which I am attributing to the lack of caffine, plus from what I've read on the reviews of this cleanse, as toxins are leaving your body, you may not feel the greatest.
I'm not relishing the three smoothies I have to drink today, and I am a person who likes my smoothies. It's the lunch one that did me in yesterday. Had the consistency of applesauce - THIIIIICK. It included 4 stalks of celery, a cucumber, pineapple, apple, kale, and almond milk. The taste wasn't terrible, but a) it was HUGE, and 2) like I said, the consistency was not my friend.
Plus it wasn't super cold - I am going to add in some ice today when I make it.
I'm not doing this cleanse to lose weight (though that's a perk). It's more to recalibrate my eating habits. With kids, it's way too easy to have a bite here and there of what they're eating (I know, I know - I probably shouldn't give them Kraft Mac & Cheese as much as I do), plus I've been eating a lot more salty stuff which is just crap. I need more veggies in my diet, that's fo shizzle. I ain't gonna lie, I'm not veggies' biggest fan.
I would LOVE to hear if anyone else has done this particular cleanse and what your results were. If you don't want to leave it in comments, email me. I need to do a bit more reading, but what I'm anxious about is how to transition into better eating habits AFTER the cleanse.
Soooo, let's hear it - don't be shy. Now it's your turn.
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