After reading a bit, it was hard for me to fathom how the hell I hadn't dropped dead yet since I had never "cleansed" in my 38 years. God forbid, I let "80,000 toxins" continue to wreak havoc on my body, plus there was all the added benefits of "resetting" my organs to function properly, jump starting my metabolism, increasing my energy, replenishing my nutrients, balancing my hormones, and relieving stress, and cause you to lose lots of weight. Wow - can you believe you can do all that with just three days of juice! Yeah, that's sarcasm for those of you who don't know me too well.
So, yeah, I was a bit cynical (when am I not?) about the claims, but I couldn't see how eating, er, drinking a bunch of fruits and vegetables could be bad, so what the heck? Fire up the blender! It's only three days, right?
We decided on Tuesday-Thursday because Mac thought it'd be too hard to do on the weekend with other activities, but with my Thursdays off, I only had to do two days at work. Plus, it only hit one hard run day.
Tuesday breakfast started ok. The smoothie tastes pretty good, but after chugging it down, I was kind of longing for something else. Uh oh - this could be a long three days.
But it turned out not to be the case. I never got super hungry and my energy levels were good throughout. I did 31 miles those three days without any problems.
The dinner shake and snack (repeat of breakfast) were also good. The lunch shake was a different story. The taste was actually pretty good. With green apple and pineapple, it had a sweet-tart taste. Unfortunately, it had the exact look and texture of pond slime - the think hairy green kind in the most stagnant pools. It wasn't really chewable and yet the texture was too thick to easily drink - kind of like a slurpee, but not in a good way. But Mac and Liam brought the shake to me at work both days, so at least I had good company while swishing slime.
Slime tastes better with cute company
Excepting the texture of the lunch shake, I had no problem completing this. I did add in an extra tablespoon of almond butter on day 2 and 3. While I wasn't hungry, the desire to chew something was overwhelming! It is amazing that I didn't knock Liam out and steal those Frosted Mini-Wheats just for some crunch! I am not sure if my organs are reset and my hormones rebalanced, but I do feel good. I only lost two pounds but Mac dropped 7. He obviously was a lot more toxic than me. ;)
I did come away with a desire to eat a plant based diet incorporating more variety of fruits and veggies. So that was a plus. But I was so happy to be able to eat real food again. So happy that I immediately made soup to eat for Friday. Um, maybe not the best planning.
|Friday morning, free to eat whatever I wanted. So I had another smoothie. And then soup for lunch. Good job on adding texture back to the diet!|
|This is not the actual cupcake I ate. It's what Liam left me on my iPhone after having some fun with the Cupcake Maker app. He also left me these:|
(funny aside: spell check wants to change the above to "ape tit". Happy Ape Tit to you!)