I did it. I made it through the detox! As much as I enjoy food, cooking and finding new recipies, I was pretty sure that I would only last a day…..maybe a half a day.
I think my success was strictly because of my amazing Hubs. I presented my detox presentation to him once before asking for him to go on this no-food journey with me. He quickly shot me down. You see, he’s a meat and tatters kind of guy so he wasn’t about to drink smoothies all day long.
I was starting to feel sluggish. I was eating pretty healthy but not really consistant. I found myself caving in to my food cravings. Chips of any kind, chocolate, wine during the week, and I stopped working out consistantly. Matter-o-fact, I hadn’t really gone to the gymin months. Backpain was an everyday thing and I decided that I had to do something. I had to take control of my health and find my way back to the way I used to be. Healthy and excersing. So…I decided to do the detox to help jumpstart my insides.
I approached Hubs one more time and he said he wanted to support me and he’d do it with me. Wahoo! So here is our journey through the detox.
Starting weight: 153
So since we were starting the detox on a Monday (which I do not recommend if you work during the day) I spent a good hour Sunday night making EIGHT smoothies for Monday. I had to make a smoothie for me and a smoothie for Hubs. I made the dinner drink early only because I knew we had a meeting after work.
After getting through Monday,I was surprised at how good I felt. I wasnt hungry, and I actually didnt cheat! Wahoo….onto day 2
This day was a little harder when it came to lunch time. The lunch drink was a bit chunky and I hadnt figured out how to make it smooth. So I ate it with a spoon. Which was nice because by this point I was starting to miss the act of chewing on something. Day 2 was another success and I slept better than I had in years! Wow… this was awesome. All I have to do is make it to day 3.
Oh boy. I can do this. I CAN do this. I was starting to feel my will power slipping. Again, the smoothies are very fullfilling and I didnt feel deprived of nutrients. Just missed chewing….and let’s face it…..I missed drinking wine at night with dinner. We made it through the dinner drink and I felt a sense of accomplishment. I was so happy that Hubs did it with me. There was No way I could have cooked him dinner and then watched him eat while I sipped on my gourmet smoothie.
We celebrated (at 9:00 that night…lol) with tacos and quacamole. We both felt sick afterwards.
Ending weight: 149
So I dropped 4 lbs. I worked out all while doing the dextox and after I completed it, I still drank the breakfast smoothie. As of today I weigh 146. I have no clue how I dropped another 3 lbs but I’ll take it!!
Would I do it again, absolutely. I feel better, sleep better and poop better. I now make excersise in any form a priority. My back pain is almost all gone. Totally worth it.
For info on the detox, just simply google”Dr Oz Detox” and it’ll pull up a one sheet printable. Super easy!!