Not in the slightest bit.
There. I have said it.
Now I would by lying if I thought I was cleanse person before I started my Dr. Oz 3-day detox cleanse. I had read all about the cabbage soup diet, the master cleanse and even the Blueprint cleanse, which is the hot thing right now for women of any age.
Based on a few coworker's experience with this one and seeing as it is a short time period, I seriously thought I could pull it off as I shopped at Heinen's and Earth Fare, picking up the fruit and vegetables plus the vitamin essentials as part of my new 3-day regimen. I was happily putting my favorite fresh fruit and vegetables into my cart, humming Cheryl Cole's song in my head and picturing a more slender and thinner version of myself in a mere three days.
Only $126 later, I felt empowered and ready to take on day one with my trusty KitchenAid blender as my new BFF in my cleanse journey to ridding my body of all the toxins from the past month. Or so I'd hoped after realizing I had fallen off the wagon and needed to get back on a regimen.
|Lunch drink: cucumber, celery, pineapple, almond milk and lime|
Day one morning and afternoon I felt amazing, full of positive thinking and giving myself invisible high fives but by dinner, I was pretty much done for with these smoothies. I wanted food. I needed food. I caved and ordered my favorite pho dish and surrendered myself to the most amazing Vietnamese soup ever.
Not one to give up, I started again on day two with my morning smoothie packed with raspberries, bananas, kale and a dash of lemon and as I made my brightly green processed lunch smoothie pictured above, I knew I was done with this cleanse idea halfway through the chunky concoction which prompted the following tweet.
In my effort to get back on track, I gave this cleanse the college try, started working out daily again but I'm going to stick to the path of eating food. Real food. The kind that is alive and I have to grill, broil or bake into Paleo type dishes because this whole smoothie thing is just not for this girl.