Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The next three days

I am not one for extreme diets or taking pills to lose weight.  I believe that if it is not something you can do long term than it is not worth doing.  I am however, all for a "tune up" every now and then to restart your system.

Last summer I spent 4 days on Martha's Vineyard doing a DIY green smoothie & salad cleanse to clean out my system.  It was great!

Green Smoothie while on MV
It cleared up my skin, reduced any bloating in my mid section and surprisingly gave me a ton of energy.  It did take a lot of time though to chop and blend smoothies 2-3 times a day.  Not something that really makes sense when you have to work 8-5 every day.

So when my local yoga studio mentioned that they would be doing a 3 day cleanse with Shakeology, I thought why not!  The timing was perfect as I am just coming off a girls weekend in VT and Spring is just around the corner.   It seems easy enough too.  3 shakes during the day with a large salad & 4oz of protein at night with 1 piece of fruit during the day (800-1000 calories per day) for 3 days.

You can find all the nutrition and cleanse details here.  I am going to be posting throughout the next few days with how I am feeling, the good, the bad and the ugly.  I don't think hunger will be too much of an issue but 3 days without coffee and just a few cups of green tea is what really scares me!

Also, I am going to a blogger meet up tonight.  Usually a time to indulge in cocktails and appetizers.  My plan is to have a shake right before hand and stick to club soda/lime as my mocktail.

So far so good (even though I am only 3 hours into this).  I had green tea when I woke up while getting ready for work.  The first smoothie of the day I drank while driving to work.  I ordered the chocolate variety and it is delicious.  Not super sweet and surprisingly smooth texture.  It has been about 2 hours since I had the shake and I am not hungry yet.  I am having a 2nd cup of green tea, more because of my fear of caffeine withdrawals. The plan is to have LOTS of water throughout the day and an apple around 1130 with my 2nd shake at 12.

Be prepared for humorous updates over the next few days as I go through hunger pains, caffeine withdrawals and random bursts of energy!

Anyone else ever do a cleanse?  Did you like it?