My Three Day Detox

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Yes you read the title correctly. I just completed my first ever detox. Yes, it was only three days long but I accomplished what I set out to do and I'm proud of myself.
Why do a detox you might ask? Well, as you know if you read this post, I just got back from a four day cruise and if you have ever been on a cruise you know that after a four day cruise a way to detox your body is MUCH needed!
My husband and I have both determined to loose a little weight and eat a little healthier. We decided we would try to kick start our attempt at a healthier lifestyle but ridding our bodies of the toxins from all the delicious but unhealthy stuff still in our bodies so we landed on doing a three day detox. Why three days? Because, honestly, when I think "detox," I think torture. I picture myself literally fainting from my body not having enough enjoy. But I do like the idea of loosing a little weight and craving less sweets and junk food so I looked for the shortest detox I could possibly find.
We decided to attempt Jay Robb's "Fruit Flush" - a detox promising to purge my body of toxins, help me "regain peace of mind," and (the best part) "lose up to nine pounds in three days." Three days?! Nine pounds? I must admit I was a bit skeptical but I figured why not? I can do anything for three days, I thought, as I envisioned a nine pounds smaller me. And yum, I get to eat fruit. Let's do this thing!
The plan is also super basic. You only consume whole, fresh fruits and three potatoes total and lean protein shakes which together, Jay Robb claims, work to flush away accumulated toxins in the cells, excess fat, and toxic waste matter that have stagnated in the colon. Robb says fruit is nature's perfect cleansing food, as it is high in water content, fiber, slow-releasing sugars, and nutrients that help flush out toxins by way of urine and bowel movements. The entire three-day program supplies your body with vitamin C, cleanses the tissues and lymph system, rinses away excess sodium, and peps up your spirits, says Robb.

So we went shopping...

$58.34 later (man, eating healthy is expensive...and that was just three days) we had our cart loaded with a carton of Whey protein, a bunch of fruits, three avocados, and three potatoes.

Day 1: "Wait, I thought there was supposed to be fruit?"

On the detox menu: NO coffee, NO oatmeal, NO chicken, NO dinner with friends and sadly NO glass of red wine. Instead, four glasses of "Fat-Burning Protein Shake" (aka some whey protein) during the day and for din din, three cups of mixed greens topped with one tablespoon of olive oil and one baked potato topped with half of an avocado and  LOTS AND LOTS of water!

I gotta say I was HUNGRY. More like starving. By far this was the hardest day. I was like craving food and chugging water every few seconds. The protein shakes were nasty which didn't help. We went with strawberry which I would not recommend. I went to bed early just to combat the hunger.

Day 2: "Finally, fruit"

I woke up and had weighed myself. I had dropped 2.3 pounds in only one day's time! This brought me the encouragement I needed. Here we go day two. On the detox menu: Four servings of fresh fruit and the delish salad and baked potato combo for dinner.

The baked potato and avocado are more of a delight tonight than they were yesterday. The goodness was today was much easier than yesterday.

Day 3: "This really isn't so bad after all."

I woke up and had dropped .4 lbs. This was a bit of a motivation killer. But if you think I was now down 2.7 lbs I guess it's not that back. Plus it's the last day of this. Then I can eat real food again. I can do this! On the detox menu: Same as yesterday, yippie doodle dandy. Really day three wasn't sure bad. I wasn't nearly as hungry.

When I woke up day four and had accomplished my goal I was excited to find I had dropped a total of 3.9 pounds. No it's not nine pounds but it still is more than a pound a day. My husband, typical guy, dropped over six pounds.

My co-workers now refer to me as the fruit queen and even posted this picture to my desk:

I am very curious to see if I gain all the weight back now that I am eating again. Either way I was able to shrink my stomach which is a good thing and accomplished something that was challenging to me.

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  1. I've been anxious to hear about this detox! Really neat!

  2. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  3. Oh wow Chelsea this is great. I will be visiting the market tomorrow for sure. I would love it if you would share this inspirational post at our WIW Linky party. I hope you can join us!


  4. Wow! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    I found you today from the Linky at The Dedeicated House, where I am #374. I hope you will stop by my blog and leave a comment, also.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  5. i'm curious about gaining the weight back too! Thanks for sharing your experience!