I’m not a big believer in cleanses. I mean.. I understand that they exist..haha but they just aren’t for me.
I don’t like the idea of depriving and starving yourself to lose water weight.. just to gain it back a few days later.
However-our friends Sarah, Nick, and Rob came into town and I felt like I had consumed an incredible amount of processed food, beer, queso dip, french fries, beer, deep fried avocado tacos, more beer, another order of french fries, and Indian food (which I adore). Anywho, for someone who normally eats relatively clean, vegetarian, organic fruits and veggies this made me SO sick. My stomach hurt so bad and was incredibly bloated. I was so wiped out. I felt like I had to take charge of my body and hit the reset button. I began researching cleanses and stumped upon Shakeology. This was one was way different that the ones I had heard of before.
So if it was only three days, and i was still getting nutrients I thought– why not at least try it.
Here is what it entails:
Each Day I ate the following:
- Breakfast: Shakeology Shake + Water + Ice
- Lunch: Shakeology Shake + Water + Ice
- Snack: Banana
- Snack: Shakeology Shake +Water + Ice + 1 cup pineapple
- Dinner: Big Leafy Salad with Mushrooms, Hard Boiled Egg (I’m a vegetarian) and Poppy Seed Dressing – and pepper!
Day 1 I started off super excited and determined! I remained that way thougout. I would have to say it wasn’t as if I was starving, but Day 2 I was pretty hungry and just craving something crunchy to chew on. Day 3 I was sick of the salad and didn’t even want to finish it. I felt like I had energy through all 3 days, but usually around 9:00 I started getting sleepy when it’s normally around 10:30.
I lost about 6 lbs and to my surprise I have kept it off. (remember, my goal wasn’t to lose a bunch of weight, it was more to purge it off the junk I had been eating and re-set) I did measure my stomach and hips before and I did lose 3 inches around my stomach and 1.5 inches around my hips. I felt very clean and refreshed and determined to keep my body healthy and eat clean.
The morning after the cleanse I was so excited to wake up and eat Kashi with Almond milk and cashews…..mmmm The CRUNCH!!
I would recommend this cleanse for someone who is looking to detox and reset their body. I have started working out heavily (5x a week) and this was a great way to prepare my body for that!