So it’s been a little over a week since I started the program. I have definitely changed my eating habits. I am being more consistent in tracking what I eat and when I eat it. I have added more fruits and vegetables to my diet. I am still eating fish, chicken and turkey along with the other changes.
Overall I am feeling better. I have only lost 1 pound of weight. However, I have lost 2 inches in my waist, it was 43.5 inches, it is now 41.5 inches. My hips are also smaller. Originally 46 inches, they are now 44 inches. My neck is smaller too, it is 15.25 inches today. I know it was around 16+ inches to begin with, I just didn’t write down the exact number.
23 days to go and counting. My face has lost enough fluid, I suppose, that a couple of people have noticed my ‘weight loss.’ Lol. That was the funniest thing to me this week. I am glad it seems to show something has changed, even if the weight hasn’t really started moving yet.
Boyfriend has lost 5 pounds so far. His measurements are also showing improvement. Waist was 49 inches and is now 46.5 inches. Hips were 46.5 inches and are now 45.5. His neck measurement stayed the same at 17.25 inches.
A lot of people who are doing this program have not had any detox effects at all from it. I have had a few detox symptoms, as well as Boyfriend. We both had problems with flatulence. Fun, right? I was also having headaches at the end of the week, but those have subsided now. We have both gone to the bathroom more this week. I swear every time I turn around I have to pee! Lol. Guess that’s why my face looks smaller. His was for another issue, and we’ll just leave it at that.
The reason for this is that flushing your body with fruits and vegetables does clean your system out. It hasn’t been horrible the way some other detoxes I’ve used in the past are, but I do want to be real about what we are going through. I still believe my overall body inflammation will significantly improve by doing this. I do feel better that when I started a week ago, even with the headaches I’ve had. Honestly, I have had a lot of headaches on a regular basis the last few months. So a day or two with a detox headache is not that big of a deal for me right now.
Basically I’m saying ‘YES!’ to developing positive habits with my eating and exercise so it becomes easier to avoid my old bad habits of eating too much and not moving much at all. I’m doing it to help me be a better me again.
There are lots, and lots, and lots, AND LOTS of yummy smoothie recipes and food recipes to use with this program. If you are interested in signing up for it, I will be happy to share all of the info I have with you, as well as share an overview of what your 30 days can look like, with a meal plan and shopping guide so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to get rolling with this.
That’s all for now. I’ve got a regular routine of a shake for breakfast, snack at 10 AM, usually fruit and nuts. Lunch has been a nice salad with chicken or fish of some sort for me, followed by another shake around 3 PM or so. If I feel hungry anytime I grab some grapes or an apple to help with that. I eat dinner between 5 and 6 PM most nights, no later than 7. That is part of the suggested program. I try to drink at least 90 oz of water, and I take 6 Juice Plus capsules daily. It’s not the hardest thing I’ve ever done by a long shot. It just takes a little thought and planning. The list of foods you can have as snacks and meals is large enough that you don’t have to be as plain Jane as I am either. You can mix it up any way you like with all the suggested meals and food.
I hope your journey finds you healthier and happier too! I’ll catch ya later! Angela