I’ve been struggling with my diet for a while now. I can pinpoint the exact day that it started too. Super Bowl Sunday. [Can I get an amen from anyone else on that one?] I had a great run that day, and then proceeded to gorge myself on all things cheese — nacho cheese, chili cheese, cheese pizza — and a sinful dessert on top of that. My stomach hurt for days afterward.
While I haven’t gone that food-crazy since then, I have found it harder to resist the sweets in the office [Hello, Girl Scout Cookies!], the cookies from the cafeteria, the bacon on my salads, fast food on the weekends, etc.
I need to get my eating back on track, so I decided to try the 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse as a way to cleanse my body from too much processed food and to reset my mind and body to crave healthy food and resist the junk.
The 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse is pretty simple. You drink three Shakeology shakes made with water and ice per day. You drink 2-3 cups of green tea and loads of water throughout the day. And you eat one meal of a large veggie salad with 3-4 ounces of low-fat poultry or fish and oil/vinegar or light salad dressing. You can snack on fruit if needed as well.
I’m done with day 1, and I feel good. I even went for my usual 4 mile run after work with no issues. I’ve not gone to the bathroom any more than usual, I’m not gassy or bloated, I don’t have a headache. I just feel like my usual self.
If you’re curious, here’s what my day looked like. I did modify the cleanse a bit to fit my needs. I added a little fruit to my shakes and drank a little coffee. Since I wanted to keep running during the cleanse, I felt it was important to include the fruit for carbs.
7:30 am: Tropical Shakeology blended with water, half a frozen banana and 3 frozen pineapple chunks.
8:15: Half a cup of coffee with splash of half-n-half. (Ideally, you’d not be having coffee during the cleanse. But let’s be real. I’m a working mom with twin 4 year olds, AND we sprung the clocks forward over the weekend. I.Need.Coffee.)
10:00: Green tea
12:15: Chocolate Shakeology shaken with water and ice.
2:00: 2 clementines
4:00: Apple and green tea
5:30: 4 mile run
6:30: Salad with mixed greens, 1/4 of an orange pepper, 2 ounces of tuna, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and vinegar.
7:30: Tropical Shakeology with water and half a banana.
I’ll be posting updates at the end of each day and at the end of the cleanse. I’m hoping for a renewed focus on feeding my body healthy, nutritious, clean foods.