By the next day I felt amazing. Like I had been eating all of the things I really loved and they weren’t making me fat amazing. Like I could run a marathon amazing.
Day 1 . My husband and I started a night early, so our three days didn’t go from morning to night as it is laid out on the guide. We drank the dinner smoothie, took our detox bath, and headed to bed. The next morning I woke up with a migraine that lasted no less than 24 hours. Tylenol didn’t touch it and no amount of water or hydration helped. I had chills off and on, I was extremely tired and fatigued. My blood pressure had dropped a bit, and I looked sickly and pale according to a co-worker. Ha! I woke up with congestion, my muscles ached and I had a dry, unproductive cough. I also felt nauseas on and off throughout the day. If I haven’t scared you away yet, I’m happy to tell you the first day was the worst for me. I knew it was the detox, but I kept thinking, “GOSH, is this normal?” Unfortunately, our bodies react to such detoxifying measures in extreme ways, sometimes making you feel much worse than before you even started. Thankfully, while it’s uncomfortable, it’s normal, and it’s called a healing crisis . If you experience this, just keep drinking water. The best thing you can do is try and continue to push out the toxins that are excreted through your urine and waste. My husband reports that he didn’t feel bad on the first day (good for him- cue eye roll), but everyone’s body is different and the worse you feel is due to the higher amount of toxins your body is trying to expel. (below is a great article that talks about healing crisis)
First of all, the word “ detox ” has never sounded good to me. Maybe its my addiction to all things chocolate, or really anything with sugar in it, but I never thought I would say “yes” to something so extreme. When it comes to food, I like things that taste good and ARE good, but I’ve also learned that good can also mean good FOR you. All I knew is that this time, my body needed something good, and something healing .
Dr. Oz 3 Day Detox.
I Did the Dr. Oz 3-Day Detox Cleanse.
But anyway, I was able to find everything at my regular old local HEB grocery store. If you live in an area where your regular grocer may not be as robust as this, I am sure everything can be purchased at a health food store or "natural" grocery chain like Sprouts or Whole Foods.
Day 3. All I could think about was the finish line. In all honesty, My husband and I both felt pretty amazing the last day. We were very ready to eat a real meal, but also had no intention of ruining what all we had accomplished in the past 72 hours, and the better felling was that we didn’t want to. At this point, I would have given anything for real food. And just as I had though, real food had a whole new taste to it, and it was good. I hadn’t realized how the overindulging in saturated fats, fried foods, and sugar drenched goodies were altering my taste buds. And now, salmon and steamed broccoli had left me more satisfied than it every had before. Needless to say, my husband and I enjoyed every minute of our dinner!