With all the travel and eating out, I just felt like I wanted a DO OVER with eating. So I decided to do the Dr. Oz 3 day cleanse just to see if I would feel better and reset my body as promised. Normally, I am leery of any type of cleanse. But I watched Dr. Oz explain it and felt comfortable trying his plan. Take a look at it as he recommends Omega 3, Probiotic and Multivitamin with this cleanse.
Hey, it’s only 3 days of my life, right?
Here are my thoughts after Day 1. My husband decided to join me which made it easier. My kids are back at college and I don’t have to cook. The two of us can cheer each other up. And we did. We called each other when we had to drink the lunch shake and tried to figure out how to make that experience better!
Day 1: Begins with the green tea, stevia and lemon slice.
When I went to the kitchen to turn on my coffee pot, I just stared at my Coconut Creme coffee longingly. Actually the green tea was a nice alternative and gave me that warm, wake up feeling. I did have a bit of a headache for the next few hours, thinking it must be related to my lack of caffeine.
Breakfast: Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 1 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/4 cup spinach, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 2 tsp lemon.
I had to grind my flaxseed before I put it in the shake. It smelled awful and I was worried. But it was great in the shake. I love bananas and raspberries so this really worked for me.
Lunch: Ingredients: 4 celery stalks, 1 whole cucumber, 1 cup of kale, ½ green apple, ½ lime, coconut oil, almond milk, 1 cup pineapple
I took one sip and had flashbacks of drinking the horrible solution before my colonoscopy! I was overwhelmed by the celery taste and wondered if I could cut the amount back. It was a lot of bulk to drink and had a thick, chunky consistency even though I continued to blend it endlessly. I threw it back in the blender several times, grabbed a spoon and started eating it. It was too thick to drink–sort of like a wet salad. I didn’t like it at all, but forced myself to get through half of it and then ate the other half later in the day. I didn’t like it any better later, but thought colonoscopy and downed it. Honestly, I am not looking forward to drinking this for 2 more days! This may be a deal breaker!
Snack: I opted for the breakfast shake because the the thought of the lunch shake one more time, nauseated me. I might try freezing the raspberries to make it colder, but it still tasted good and really filled me up.
Dinner: Ingredients: ½ cup mango, 1 cup blueberries, 1 ½ cup coconut water, 1 cup kale, 1 tbsp. lemon, ¼ avocado, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
I’m afraid of the cayenne pepper so forgive me Dr. Oz, but I am going to leave it out. There are some things I cannot do like Cayenne Pepper. This is why I will never be a Survivor contestant. I’ll taste my husband’s first. He loves Cayenne Pepper and puts it on everything. If it is awful, I will completely leave it out. OK he tasted it and said it had a little fire. He liked it so I won’t. I made mine sans le Cayenne and it was much better.
Night time: Took the recommended bath in Epsom Salt and Lavender oil. Smelled like a spa in the bathroom. It was soothing and relaxing. Nice way to end the day.
For Day 2:
I froze all the fruits to make the shakes colder.
I am going to cut back on the huge cucumber and celery amounts and cut everything into tiny pieces to make the lunch shake drinkable.
Even though one day feels like enough, I am going to keep going. I’ll keep you posted.