Not a Detox Girl

So if I was going to strike a pose right now, it would look sort of like this, except I would be jumping up and down and definitely not standing out in public in my underwear.  Why am I doing a little celebration you ask?  Because for the past three days I have been doing Dr. Oz's 3 Day Detox.  This post has been a long time coming because this has not been the first time I made the attempt.  It is actually the second.  Jessica and Dr. Oz Does Detox 1.0 was a disaster that ended in a meltdown.  And I want to share the story with you.

I have never done any type of cleanse, I don't juice, and as you know I love all things cheesy, salty, and generally bad for you.  But since I was going to be in a swimsuit for an upcoming trip a tiny bit earlier than usual, I thought what the heck.  Some of the bloggers I keep up with had done Dr. Oz's 3 Day Detox, and all of them were sharing about how good it went other than the mini headache day 2 and a couple of cheats here and there.  Some even said the shakes were so good that their kids were wanting to eat them.  Now let me say, I believe they were being honest.  But, you know we are all different.  As I was reminded.

So the first time around, I decided to try the detox over the weekend.  I was all, "I will be lounging around, how hard can it be to not eat and snack?"  Then the Mister got on board, and we were just two little miserable peas in a pod.  I think we under estimated how much we enjoy cooking together and going out to eat, and just catching each other up on our weeks because he travels so much.  After gulping down our shakes, we just sat and stared at each other....and felt hungry.  Also, the lunch shake, for us, was just disgusting.  We both gagged trying to choke it down.  So day 2 of the first time I tried the cleanse, I was so disgusted by the lunch shake, I did not finish it.  Then I proceeded to go to a 3 hour meeting, and well you can guess what kind of state I was in when the meeting was over.   There was a meltdown, some laughter, and we ended up at our local taco joint.

But it annoyed me that I could not finish the detox.  So I gave it another shot, but I was a little more thoughtful.  I decided to try it during the week, so my kind husband would not feel the need to do it himself to support me.  I figured with a busier schedule, I would not sit around thinking about the delicious things I could be eating.  I decided to eat the celery and the cucumber rather than put it in the lunch shake, ate a couple of extra tablespoons of almond butter, added some strawberries to some of the shakes, and drank lots of extra green tea.  And I finished the cleanse!!!  It was not easy for me.  I had some headaches, and I did take Advil for them.  I was not full the entire day, but I am glad I did it.  I am a little less bloated, I have a lot more energy, and I am feeling a little less drawn to the unhealthy choices.

I have linked the simply little print out here if you are interested in the details at all.  The detox was a little like when I did a half marathon, I am happy I finished, proud that I could do it, but not sure I have any desire to do it again.  So what about you guys...every done a cleanse?  Did you like it, hate it, don't have feelings about it.  Or am I the only one who thinks these things are tough??
Happy almost weekend Loves...J


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