Grownup Gripe: You mean to tell me I have to drink that in order to lose weight, I’d rather stay fat.
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After a relapse on the diet I started in January, in search of desperate measures I found a 10-day green juice cleanse that looked promising.
Have you ever done a juice cleanse (or at least thought of doing one, maybe by researching it?)
They come with claims of up to 15 pound weight loss in 10 days along with more energy, clearer skin, and an overall detoxification of your body.
It’s all new territory for me. I have no idea what to expect but nonetheless I’m ready to mix it up!
So here goes…
This particular juice cleanse has a green smoothie recipe for each of the 10 days with varying ingredients supposedly chosen for each stage.
Starting on day one the first disappointment was no coffee. It’s a cleanse so caffeine is off limits and surprisingly replacing it with tea wasn’t bad.
The base is a few handfuls of greens and water blended with fruits, flaxseed, and a little Stevia.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out if you’re going to throw a bunch of veggies/fruit in a blender and consume only that weight loss is eminent but these recipes were designed by a Registered Dietitian with nutrient intake in mind.
Knowing this fact made me feel at ease.
After following every recipe to a T, yet adding more water, I was pleasantly surprised with the first sip. Sure it’s not a chocolate malt but doable.
Let’s just say I had very low expectations and it was sweeter than I thought it would be. I got this!
Did you ever go to spring break and see the DBs wearing ‘Save Water, Drink Beer’ T-shirts’?
Well water became my best friend. I didn’t go anywhere without it. When I awoke I drank at least 8 oz and then throughout the whole day.
It’s recommended you drink least 64 oz. a day which may sound easy but when you’re drinking all your other meals it’s a whole lot let me tell you. It filled me up though.
You’re supposed to chew the smoothie because Smith says the nutrients start when they mix with your saliva and I didn’t get that until I had one.
The smoothies are thick enough so even if it sounds gross it gives you the impression of eating something. You also know it’s pure goodness you’re putting in your body.
I wake up at seven and by 11:30, after water, a couple small smoothies and a cup of detox tea I would pop in a hard boiled egg like a TicTac.
Salt is off-limits but let me tell you the egg tasted incredible without it at that point. That’s the next thing I noticed, my taste of everything came back vividly after a few days of smoothies. #tastebuds
Maybe I didn’t take the time to actually savor the foods before but now there are so few to eat that I do. Whatever it is, I love tasting the flavors again.
Additionally my skin started looking better.
1st it dried up which weather helped but by day 5 I got a glow and more importantly a shrink in pores with no zits on the horizon. My skin is bad so this was eye opening.
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