How’s that for a title? But it’s true. My pants, skirts, shorts…basically anything with a waistband, does not fit.
I am 5’4” tall and have a very, very small skeletal frame. I feel my best when I weigh around 120 pounds. This past year was extremely stressful and I did quite a bit of stress/reward eating. That has been coupled with an extremely busy schedule, less time to make healthy meals, thus eating more quick and ready meals. I’ve watched the scale climb ever higher and seen my muffin top get considerably fluffier.
While my current weight is not something totally horrid, the problem is that nothing fits.
I can’t exactly afford to go out and buy a bigger sized wardrobe. I don’t want to buy a bigger sized wardrobe.
I do exercise and wear a pedometer everyday. I average about 7000 steps a day. But I always aim for a higher number.
So, it’s my nutritional diet. Absolutely.
I’ve also felt sluggish, tired and just blah. I imagine my body could use a good detox as I am almost 45 and have never done one. Oh wait, does retched colonoscopy prep count? I don’t think so.
I waited until my company left and it was a good time of the month. Because all bets are off when I would kill for chocolate. :)
I had read all the 3 Day Cleanse articles and manuals, as well as quite a few of the comments left on the website by people who had done it.
Here’s the disclaimer where I say I'm not affiliated with Dr. Oz, nor am I a professional nutritionist. I am just one slightly overweight middle aged woman. You will want to check with your doctor for questions concerning your health or before any major diet or exercise change.
I was ready and printed out my shopping list:
Dr. Oz says that the detox costs around $16 a day. Um no. Maybe if you had a lot more of the ingredients already on hand. I had the green tea, lavender drops and multi vitamins already at home, but had to buy everything else on the list.
I had done price comparisons at 3 different stores and finally settled on purchasing the items at Wal Mart and Fresh & Easy. I purchased NOTHING else except what was on the list. My grocery bill totaled $81.62. That of course averages out to $27.20 a day.
Now I understand that you are only going to use 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and the $6.42 jar has a total of 14 ounces in it, but in terms of the initial investment, there is no way you are going to spend just $48.00.
Ok, first things first. Green tea with a lemon slice. Easy peasy. I drink it all the time. I did not use the recommended stevia for sweetening but opted for delicious natural agave nectar since I had that on hand.
This cup of tea is supposed to help with the caffeine withdrawal symptoms many people experience. Since I don’t drink coffee I did not experience that issue but I could see where it would help.
Ok, the morning shake. I’ve never eaten almond butter and let’s just say I licked the measuring spoon clean.
You will need a good blender.
I had read in the comments that people found this easier to drink when they cut up the banana and froze the chunks the night before. I am definitely going to try this for tomorrows breakfast shake.
I myself found that it was easier to drink through a cute straw. :) It wasn’t horrible, but it definitely wasn’t a sweet smoothie. You can see the vitamins that accompanied it.
I purchased run of the mill vitamins. I am sure there are better, but again I am not a professional.
It’s now 11:22 am as I type this sentence. I am not the least bit hungry. But I did start gathering the ingredients for the lunch shake.
It does say on the website that this 3 day cleanse is NOT for anyone under the age of 18. But Sweet Boy wanted a taste so I gave him one.
Yeah, the lunch shake is my least favorite. The taste wasn’t too bad. For me it was the thick and chunky texture. The recipe makes enough to fill TWO of these glasses. It took me all afternoon to get them down, so I didn’t need the extra “snack” drink.
I also opted to just eat the celery sticks instead of adding them to the blender. While juicing does release more of the vitamins, I just couldn’t do it.
Also, peel and seed the cucumber.
At 5 pm I was craving meat and/or bread. I ignored it and the platter of cupcakes on the counter that I had made for my family. I went ahead and got the prep work for my dinner drink done to refocus.
I put the drink in the refrigerator for an hour as I found all three drinks taste better really cold.
By 6 pm I was getting pretty tired. But this may have been due to the fact I had had two nights of insomnia in a row and had stayed VERY busy all day cleaning the once again empty guest bedroom and bathroom, doing laundry and other various household chores.
I served Mr. Décor and Sweet Boy their regular dinner while sipping mine.
At 7 pm I ran my bath and it was like a sweet reward. You are supposed to soak for 20-30 minutes. I put my laptop on the vanity and watched the latest episode of Modern Family.
I also weighed myself. (I know, I know.) I was shocked to see I had already lost 3 pounds. But I didn’t get too excited as I figure it is water weight.
I’ll give a mini update tomorrow.