Okay, so some of you may know I did my very first cleanse last week… It was only 3 days, but here is my *HONEST* opinion, day to day experience, results, and thoughts… (spoiler…it was not rainbows and butterflies for this girl!)
Workout: PiYo Strength Intervals
Meal Plan: The Fiber Sweep for breakfast was not my fave, the consistency was gross to me, but I suffered through. The meal plan consists of Shakeology, Vanilla Fresh Shakes, veggies, fruit, LOTS of tea (for me at least), even more water, & healthy fats. It does NOT consist of coffee, processed foods, or meat. Cravings: none. J
Mood: Overall, I was totally fine. Plenty of energy, no crazy cravings, and I even lived with NO coffee! It was a success in my book!
Meal Plan: same as the day before; my coffee cravings were crazyyy so my tea consumption was up like 1000% percent! My go to foods were blueberries, carrots, kale, and avocado. Cravings: coffee & meat!
Mood: Sluggish & tired. I really had no energy (sadly, might be from no coffee) I also felt super bloated, which was discouraging since I was so stinkin’ hungraaay!
Day Three// Last Day!
Workout: PiYo Sweat
Meal Plan: same as day before; the consistency of the fiber sweep in the am was less than desirable, not sure I could drink that one more day! The Vanilla Fresh Shakes were really good though, especially with blueberries or strawberries mixed in! Go to foods were carrots, blueberries, watermelon, and sunflower seeds & lots more tea! My chocolate Shakeology was def the meal I looked forward to most each day! Cravings: Burger, coffee, & feta cheese.
Mood: Super Grouchy & tired & even more bloated! I thought working out would help… I was def a little less grouchy, but still really tired!
Okay so my 3 main takeaways were:
1. I def have a coffee addiction. If there was any question before, this was confirmed by the super bad headache that set in on Day 2. You would be proud to know I have decided to limit my Starbucks consumption to 2 times per week! And only 1 cup of coffee allll day! Baby steps, over here, baby steps.
2. Cleanses are really freakin hard! I honestly thought because we eat so clean on a daily basis already, the three days would be smooth sailing. But my body missed coffee and meat, especially when you still have to cook yummy dinner for the Hubs and smell delicious coffee in the morning… a cruel kind of torture for this girl!
3. No matter the moodiness & bloating I felt on days 2 & 3 the results come day 4 were TOTALLY worth it! I felt so much leaner and getting some amazing coffee in me first thing in the morning was just amazing! I took this picture below at night after eating a burger and drinking a big ol’ glass of vino! Usually, by the end of the day I don’t feel nearly as lean as when I wake up, but since the cleanse I have felt much more lean, my stomach is super sensitive to bad foods (aka processed foods) which is great bc I just don’t even want to taste any cookies or anything! Kind of cool heading into holidays, I feel my willpower is stronger already! J
Have you ever done a cleanse? Which one did you do? Did you suffer as much as me?! or maybe I am just a baby...that is possible!
If you are interested in trying the cleanse I have a group starting right after New Years Day, so if you want to kick off the New Year in high gear, message me at Danielle Dunn Fitness on Facebook OR email me at danielleadams28 (at) gmail (dot) com