Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Detox: Day 1

Before you decide to stop reading my blog because all of the sudden I'm one of those foodies turned health nuts who has jumped on the Detox bandwagon...you should know that I am a skeptic...and I'm still on the fence...AND foodies don't turn into health nuts...

You could say that this all started almost a year ago when I decided to finally go into my gym (where I have been a member for almost three years) and take them up on that whole "free consultation with a trainer" deal they offered me when I signed up. I won't go into the gory details, but it did not go well. The training session itself was awesome...at that point, I was totally hooked...then came the consultation. During the consultation the asshole trainer I was talking with (not the trainer who did my workout) was rude, snide, and just plain mean. So...I left.

Since then, I've been trying to be more well-rounded in my workouts. I've been doing Body Pump, running, and doing the elliptical. Yeah, it's not well-rounded...

Fast-forward to just a few weeks ago...I learned that my new cute neighbor does training and wellness coaching as a sort of hobby/side job. SIDENOTE: Our new neighbors a great. They are young and friendly! (This makes them different from everyone else who lives on our street) We are really enjoying having them around! Back on track...I decided to talk with her a little bit about what I'm looking for (toned arms and abs, and slightly more trim legs and buns, yeah, I know...buns).

My meeting with her was GREAT! I told her I didn't really need a trainer, but I needed a fitness plan to help me figure out what to do when I go to the gym to get the results I'm looking for. She put together a fitness plan for me, along with some healthy, protein-rich recipes (good for building muscles!), and told me she recommended a detox.

So, here we are. I don't know how I feel about them. I'm not sure they work, but I'm also not sure that they don't. I didn't want to do something that required purchasing boxes upon boxes of supplements. And I didn't want to do something that didn't feel healthy. One of the options she sent over was the Dr. Oz 3-Day Detox (you can Google it...)

It's a lot of fruit and vegetables, a couple of weird things like coconut oil and ground flax seed. But it's mainly things you've heard of....pineapple, kale, raspberries, blueberries, almond butter, almond milk, etc. For three days, you drink 4 smoothie-like drinks a day that you make from ingredients like the ones listed above. Throughout the day you take a multivitamin (I take this already), a probiotic (that's the good stuff in yogurt!), and an Omega-3 (found in fish).

As you can tell by the title of this post, I decided to give it a shot and I wanted to blog about it and give you some "real girl" feed back. So here is Day 1.

6:00 am: I woke up, showered, and drank my detox drink, a cup of green tea with a tsp. of stevia and a slice of lemon. It was great...I love green tea and drink it on the regular.

7:00 am: After I got ready for work, I made my breakfast drink and then made my lunch and snack drinks to take with me to work. The breakfast drink was pretty good. It tasted kind of like blended up fruit with a little cereal mixed in (flax seed).

10:45ish am: I'm starting to feel hungry...but this is normal for me.

12:15 pm: I grab my lunch drink from the fridge and head out of the office to run errands. This drink is not as tasty as the first...and the texture is a little odd (blame it on the celery).

The Green Monster as I have decided to start calling it...
1:45 pm: I've been back at the office for at least half an hour...and I have just now finished the lunch drink. It is filling, has a weird texture, and the taste is just not my favorite.

4:45 pm: Starting to feel a little hungry, so I figure this is the perfect time for my snack drink. I definitely have a headache...but I'm positive it's from lack of caffeine. I normally drink one large cup of coffee a day that probably equals about two of the "cups" that are measured out on a pot of coffee. It's not a lot...but I can for sure tell that I haven't had any caffeine.

6:00 pm: Home from work, run a couple of errands, work on a little project for the weekend (sneak peek is coming...).

7:30 pm: I'm hungry and really lacking tons of energy. I make my dinner drink and lounge on the sofa watching the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (love the movies, the books, everything about Harry Potter...)
A smidge depressing, because you know this girl likes to eat...

9:00 pm: I clean up the kitchen and prepare my detox bath.

9:30 pm: I am sitting in the tub, literally sweating...I have no idea if it's because I'm warm, the detox bath is actually working and I'm like sweating out toxins, or if I'm just nervous from sitting still with nothing to do for 30 minutes...

9:45 pm: I'm all ready for bed. I crawl in, relax, and my body feels physically tired.

10:15ish pm: I'm fast asleep.


  1. Liz- I did this same 3 day detox, I only made it till the middle of the third day because I had the shakes so bad at work that I literally couldn't work. Don't know if I was so shaky from detoxing from sugar and caffeine or because I was so freaking hungry. But good luck!!

  2. Thank you for letting me know. So far, no shakes...but I'll keep you posted. I'm almost finished with my lunch drink for Day 3!!! Hopefully I can get through the rest of the day...I'm REALLY looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning!