YAY!!!! ALL DONE!! I’m posting this the day after the completion of my cleanse. I have lost a total of 9 pounds! I’ll take it! I know the program says 10 at least, but I’m ok with the fact that I lost 9 pound on this diet! That would have taken me months of work to get down to that. Here is my before and after pictures.
It isn’t anything too drastic. I lost A LOT of my bloat and my stomach is smaller. I still have more goals as far as my weight loss. If I lose another 10 pounds I will be soo happy. But this is a start and the cleanse was worth it.
“Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.”
I worked yesterday so off I went to Whole Foods again. I got a freshly squeezed fruit juice similar to the first day. It had pear, apple, pineapple and orange inside. It was so tasty and refreshing to have something to drink besides water.
Then for lunch I got a veggie stir fry bowl with brown rice from Whole Foods and a side of steamed kale. I put a bunch of hot sauce on top for extra flavor. I got full very fast. I didn’t finish all of the rice in the bowl. I guess when you cut the carbs out of your diet for the week, it does that to you.
Then after work I got a couple of the Odwalla fruit juices. They are all natural which I highly recommend. The last thing that you want after all of your hard work is to load your body with “fruit juice” that is half made of sugar. Anyways, I drank one on my way to the gym, then the other on the way home from the gym. They were both very tasty and refreshing.
At the gym, I did a intense ab work out on the machines, with weights and on the stability ball. I also worked out my butt muscles on some machines. Then, I biked for 20 minutes on level 10 on the alpine pass setting which basically sets intervals for you, one minute you are going down hill then the next minute your legs are burning because you are going up a high mountain with weights attached to the bike. I burn over 100 calories in 20 minutes with this little trick. You should try it!
For dinner I had a bowl of the left over GM Cleanse soup and I had stuffed mushrooms that I got from Whole Foods. It was stuffed with tomatoes, couscous, feta cheese (I know… its not allowed but I only had a few hours left of this cleanse anyways) and onion. Everything tasted very good and I felt comfortable full .
Despite all the fruit juices I still drank my 10 glasses of water. Here is a trick with the water… Buy a Britta water bottle. It comes with a filter on top so you can basically go to any sink through out the day, fill it up and then drink purified, filtered water right away. It is awesome for this cleanse as well as for any other time (because technically we are supposed to have 8 glasses a day anyways) because you save money on buying bottled water and you don’t have an excuse not to drink your water.
I went out for my friends birthday at the end of the night and had 3 glasses of chardonnay. What can I say? I love my wine and I felt like I deserved it after this week.
So that’s that! I’m all done! What now? Well I am making a lifestyle change for myself.
- No carbs except after my work out. I can have brown rice because my metabolism will still be high and the carbs will get burned.
- I will allow myself one cheat day a week. On this day I can have pasta, a burger, etc.
- I will watch and lower my salt intake. It is the main culprit of my bloat.
- Keep working out. I am challenging myself to work out 5 times a week instead of 3. We will see how that goes with my busy schedule.
Anyways that is it! Please like, comment and subscribe! I wanna know how you all did on your cleanse! Until next time,