Detox is Done! Finished! Finito! I feel amazing! ! !
So how about a recap…
Overview: 5 days, 5 ingredients, 4 meals per day spaced 3 to 5 hours apart. For more details about how it works, refer to my Day 1 Blog.
How I felt: The first couple of days were pretty easy. The food was OK and I was excited to get started. My energy levels were normal and I did a couple of light workouts. I also spent a lot of time reading through the book, researching online, and finding some blog buddies to share the experience with me. By day 3 I started to see and feel the difference in my body, but was getting weary of the same foods over and over again and was very tired and sluggish. The sight of bread made me salivate. On day 4 my energy returned, I got in 2 great workouts, and my cravings began to disappear. Day 5 was a breeze. The food suddenly tasted better because my taste buds had adjusted to the taste of real food, and I was prepping for my new meals the following day. I ended up treating myself to a small dark-chocolate at the end of the 5th day in celebration. A daily dose of dark chocolate is required in phase 2!
Weight loss: 9 pounds! It’s hard to believe that I saw 144.4 pounds on the scale a little over a week ago after returning from our holiday (my heaviest ever), and this morning it was at 135.2. I am sure a lot of that is water weight after my holiday gorging, but I easily slid into a skirt this morning that I could not even zip up a week go. AMAZING!
Recommendation: If you are motivated by quick results and don’t mind a few days of sacrifice, the “fast forward” detox phase is right for you. You can sub some of the 5 ingredients if you don’t care for them, but the most important factor is eating the small meals every 3 to 5 hours to rev up your metabolism, and do not cheat! If you don’t have much weight to lose or the detox phase does not appeal, you can jump right into the 25-day phase 2.
I’ll post more about Day 6 later tonight. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Please let me know how you did in your detox phase!