Day One: Just Fruit. Only Fruit. Seems easy, right? Don’t be fooled. I seriously underestimated the fruit thing. Result: Lost THREE pounds on day one.
Day Two: Only Veggies. Much easier than fruit for me. Made roasted cauliflower for dinner with the magic soup. Had a baked potato with a tiny bit of butter for breakfast. Snacked on peas, carrots, broccoli. Not as great without Ranch, but more variety than fruit. Result: One more Pound GONE!
Day Three: Fruit and Veggies day. No bananas. No Potatoes. A million glasses of water. Best day so far since we can have both fruit and veggies. Result: Another pound bites the dust!
Day Four: Bananas and Milk. Gag, right? Not so bad. I found I wasn’t really as hungry as I was the first few days and cravings were pretty much non-existent. We could also have the wonder soup in unlimited amounts. Result: Two more Pounds!
Day Five: Beef and Tomatoes. Who came up with this day? My husband had a HUGE smile on his face (that meat eater!!) this morning, while I’m thinking… I’m going to turn into a tomato! By now downing water is nothing. The first day I struggled to get my water (three of my water bottles) done, but yesterday I drank five, no problem. Result: .5 pounds
Day Six: After my weigh in this morning, I’m feeling pretty down about the rest of the days. I think it being the weekend and not a normal routine contributes to the trickiness of following the plan. Although today is vegetables and beef and soup. As long a I can skip the cupcake at the birthday party today, I should be good! Result: No weight loss. Sadness
Day Seven: Fruit, vegetables, beef and soup. Combining it all up for the last day! Result: Two pounds gone
End of Cleanse Result: 9.5 pounds weight loss!!!
Interesting to see what my body processes well (fruit and veggies) and what it doesn’t (meat, namely beef since that’s what we ate). My husband lost 13.5 pounds and his big weight loss days were the meat eating ones. I wonder if this is more about how our bodies process food types differently or if it’s due to our preference to food types (meaning we ate more consistently during the day and kept our metabolism going) or a combination of both.
Overall it was well worth the effort for the diet! I think we will do it again at the beginning of next month!