The first day of the detox arrived and I was feeling very meh — I blame all the food I ate the night before. After showering and going to the bathroom I weighed myself and took my “before” pictures. (You don’t have to do this, but Kristel suggests it in the 5-Day Detox e-book, so I thought I might as well.)
Select the recipes you want to make before grocery shopping so you know exactly what you’re going to be eating and when. I can’t even tell you how much time, energy and brain space this will save you.
DETOX DAY 4.
While weight-loss is always welcome and my clothes fit more comfortably, I also felt better overall — I had more energy and physically felt lighter. I was also surprised that I didn’t have any cravings and I wasn’t hungry throughout the day — which says a lot coming from this bottomless pit. I also think having to prepare my smoothies for breakfast and dinner actually slowed me down and proved that hunger isn’t an emergency (despite the noises my stomach is making).
My morning smoothie today was the Fruity Green smoothie . I subbed pineapple for the kiwi because I’m not a fan (and I love pineapple). I’m also learning banana smoothies are the key to making any smoothie taste good, especially green ones.
After 5 days, I’m happy to say I lost 6 pounds. I know it was mostly water weight and inflammation (and probably some poop), but I was still surprised by that number.
1. Everybody’s detox is different. I have to admit, I started to get nervous after reading some of the comments in the Facebook group. My advice: don’t let that scare you away from not doing the detox. Aside from the occasional headache, I didn’t experience any of the other side effects some people have (e.g. nausea, indigestion, flu-like symptoms, weakness, etc.). Whether this is because I’ve been following a plant-based diet for so long or not, your experience will be unique.
I planned to start my detox on a Monday, so I decided to grocery shop on Saturday. Before grocery shopping, I read through the 5-Day Detox e-book, which is loaded full of helpful tips and lots of detox-approved recipes.