Day 2The second day started out the same - woke up 6:30am, showered/makeup, then off to blending my shakes. I preferred to make them in the morning because they stay tasting fresh and also they don't start turning brown. I have started to really enjoy the morning shake and expect to continue making it in the near future. I switched the lunch and dinner shake. I decided that I preferred the dinner drink, and wanted to eat something more enjoyable.
By the time dinner came around on Day 2, I got back from spin so the green scary drink didn't bother me. Let me repeat - yes I went to spin class - yes I worked out and sweat my butt off. The reason why I could and I did is because I added protein powder to each shake which gave me an extra 400 calories to burn off. DO NOT try to do a heavy workout on this detox unless you are going to be adding protein to your shakes. The bath was very pleasant and I have to say that I haven't slept this good in years!!
Day 3The final day was a breeze. My routine became a well-oiled machined. 6:30am get up, wash up, makeup, then drink making time. I did the same thing today - switched dinner with lunch and added protein. The hard thing about Day 3 was that I had to take my students to a company visit at Comcast Center today in Philadelphia, which meant I couldn't take my snack shake with me. Thankfully afterwards we went to the food court and while the students were ordering cheese steaks and Chinese food, I found a produce stand that made fresh juice (winning!). I had a beet, carrot, orange, ginger, green apple drink - it was delicious! Although the smell of cheese fries and fried rice was making it a little hard for me, I made it through the snack shake.
|The Comcast Center view from the top!|
The evening was easy, I wasn't really home and by the time I got home I was already tired which once again made the scary green drink easy to get down (I completely stopped putting in the celery by day 2).
After my detox not only did I have a sense of accomplishment but also I am able to fit into my pair of pants that I bought 3 weeks ago that I couldn't even zip! I feel lighter and much less bloated - it's amazing.
Once again, I want to stress to first talk to a health professional before trying to attempt this if you haven't put in a lot of the ingredients into your system before. It's ok to switch ingredients around as well as to take some out (evil celery!). Please know this is not a competition - do this at your own pace. For me, detoxing Monday through Wednesday worked better than other days, however for you it might be different. Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have!