You want to know my results? I’ll give you the run down.
First, I was not hungry during the cleanse. This part really surprised me. I had wanted to do this cleanse back in November but was too chicken to go for it. I’m really glad I gave it a try because it was not some awful experience to be endured like I thought.
Instead, I found myself feeling really physically good during the three days. I lost all the bloat in my belly. I had no indigestion, and I did not miss that overly full “oh my god I ate way too much at lunch” feeling I get sometimes. My energy level was pretty good too. I was able to workout each day, although I cut my run on day two a little short because my legs felt tired.
Since I’ve done the cleanse, I’ve gotten my sugar and junk food cravings under control! I resisted cupcakes and ice cream at work yesterday and wasn’t even tempted! That is huge for me. I feel like I got my willpower back, and that I’ve conditioned myself back to craving a fresh salad with vinegar/oil rather than heavy ranch dressing.
Now for the measurable results. This is my starting weight on day one.
And this was my weight on the morning of day four. (The morning after the cleanse ended.)
Yep, that’s 5.5 lbs gone. Also gone are 3 inches from my waist!
(Excuse the yucky feet picture. I know I need a pedicure. I’m a runner, remember? We have gross feet!)
Other things to know about the cleanse…It is not one of those things where you’re going to be running to the bathroom all day long. I was drinking a lot of water, so I did have to pee more than usual. But there was no upset stomach, cramping, loose stools, etc. I was just totally normal in that regard.
Overall, I’m glad I did it and I got the results I was wanting. I’ll update next week to see if any of those pounds fined me again.