I recently completed the Dr. Oz 3 day cleanse. I began this cleanse as a challenge for myself to see if I would feel any better and hopefully lose some weight.
I must admit I didn’t follow the cleanse to the T as I substituted some of the ingredients with what I already had in my fridge.
Morning detox tea – It was a bit difficult for me to have tea in the morning so I generally have it after my breakfast. I also skipped the stevia as I didn’t feel like I needed it.
Breakfast – the smoothie is delicious and kept me full all morning! I would have it around 7:30am and wouldn’t experience any hunger until 11:30am – 12:00pm.
Lunch – This has got to be by far the most disgusting thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. The recipe yields a LOT. It was so bad I actually couldn’t drink it at work and had to wait until after I got home to hopefully make it taste better with some added fruits. I went home and added a cup of strawberries and 1 mango which still made it taste volatile. There was so much to drink that I actually had it for the next 2 days.
Snack – my lunch smoothie was my snack and it kept me full enough that I didn’t need to have dinner
I only had 3 smoothies – breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also managed to work out for about an hour with cardio and weight training. I wasn’t tired but after my workout I usually replenish myself with some high protein foods such as cottage cheese however, in this case, I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to take. I just showered and went to bed feeling the workout was quite ineffective.
I had 3 smoothies on my last day. I must admit, I had a macaron making class with a few girlfriends and had some treats – 1 macaron, 1 truffle, and 1 lemon meringue during our get together.
Overall, the cleanse made me less toned. I had to pee more often and the colour of it was yellow. I drink about 2 – 3 litres of water regularly so usually it’s quite clear. I lost about 2.5 but felt like most of it was muscle mass.
Personally, I wouldn’t do the cleanse again as it didn’t make me feel any different from my regular eating habits. And the weight loss didn’t make up for the muslces gained from all those gym sessions!
For more information on the cleanse: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-ozs-3-day-detox-cleanse-one-sheet