Cleanse Blog Week 3 – Becoming Powerful.
Week 3 of the cleanse was a breeze. I kicked up my workouts a notch because I heard sometimes in the third week people hit a little bit of a plateau in terms of weight loss. I had my routine down and it really flew by. I was actually even enjoying it, I resisted peer pressure to drink wine with dinner, and said pass to dessert, I just kept thinking “7…6..5..more days.” I met with Cara to talk about what to do after the cleanse, and how to add back certain foods to figure out what had been upsetting my stomach before I started the cleanse. It turned out, when I was done on Friday the only thing I added back was almond milk, my morning smoothie was creamy and delicious. I stopped drinking 3 shakes a day but otherwise kept my diet the same. That weekend I also added back eggs, I baked them (recipe to come in a future blog). It was Easter weekend so two days after finishing the cleanse my family went to Easter brunch at the Angus Barn. I had BLACK decaf coffee it tasted heavenly. My lunch was rather healthy…I knew that there was dark chocolate waiting for me at home so I refrained from eating any chocolate chess pie (that was a first for me at Angus Barn). Since then I have slowly added back a lot of coconut and almond products, I am pretty sure that dairy was upsetting my stomach so I wanted to avoid it as long as possible.
The Results: Post cleanse I felt amazing, much more awake, so much more energy much less bloated. I had Nestor measure my body fat using skin fold calipers and measure my circumferences pre cleanse and post to figure out what changes occurred with very little exercise and the cleanse diet. Here are the numbers:
I lost -3% body fat March 5th and March 29th and 11 pounds.
My main goal with doing the cleanse was to feel better, but these were nice side effects as well! I know this post was short and sweet but I will be posting some of my favorite recipes soon! I just wanted to finally share the results with you all.