Yesterday was the home stretch for meâ€¦.day 3 of my Blue Print Cleanse adventure.Â And I must say, it was the best I felt in the whole process.Â I think I could have gone another couple days if I had already invested in it, although Iâ€™m sitting here really looking forward to eating a banana for breakfast rather than drinking a green juice!
Some questions I have received from friends about this cleanse:
Do you feel like you have more energy?Â I wish I could say I had that energetic, euphoric feeling that the website says I may experience, but I didnâ€™t.Â However, Iâ€™m not a normally sluggish person anyway so itâ€™s possible that the effect on me wasnâ€™t as noticeable.Â I imagine someone who is weighed down by a lot of processed foods and sugar would notice this benefit a lot more than I did.Â I am actually surprised I didnâ€™t feel a lack of energy, which was my fear.Â I was afraid that the lack of food would make me tired, but it didnâ€™t.
How many calories are you taking in during the cleanse?Â If I add up the nutritional value on the six bottles, I get 1,070 calories per day.Â While this seems low, as I said in the previous question, it didnâ€™t effect my ability to function normally (even going to the gym).Â No lightheadedness, only a headache on day 1, and no tiredness.
Are you hungry all the time?Â Not all the time, but a lot of the time.Â But it wasnâ€™t so bad because around the time I would start getting hungry, it would be time for me to drink another juice.Â My regular eating habits keep me from getting hungry because I eat a little bit all day long, so day 1 of getting use to this feeling of hunger was the worst for me.Â Day 2 and 3 were much better.Â When I am off the cleanse and get hungry, it doesnâ€™t take long for me to get shaky and lightheaded if I donâ€™t eat something quickly (probably the drop in glucose levels), but during this cleanse, I never felt shaky or lightheaded.
How is everything making itâ€™s way out of my body?Â Â Thatâ€™s a nice way of asking if Iâ€™m going to the bathroom a lot!Â And thereâ€™s no eloquent way to answer this so forgive me.Â :-)Â For the most part I was just peeing a lot.Â The end of day 2 when my stomach started bothering me, I did have a bit of diarrhea so not sure what that was about.Â I wasnâ€™t eating anything solid, but itâ€™s possible it was solid food that was lingering from before the cleanse.Â Kind of makes you think, doesnâ€™t it?Â How long are things just sitting in your stomach before it finally exits your body?
Iâ€™ve also heard of people smelling bad during the cleanse because of toxins sweating out their pores.Â I didnâ€™t experience thisâ€¦at least I donâ€™t think I did.Â No one asked what that stench was when they were around me so hopefully I wasnâ€™t a walking stink bomb!
Am I losing weight?Â A raw, liquid diet of 1,070 calories per day for 3 daysâ€¦.I think that answers the question.Â Of course I lost weight.Â In 3 days I am down 4 lbs.Â This was not a reason I did the cleanse, but I must admit I happily noticed some fat reduction on my abs and buttâ€¦.SCORE!!!
Would I do the cleanse again?Â Ah, the million dollar question.Â I would never say neverâ€¦but not again for a while.Â My eating habits arenâ€™t so bad, Iâ€™m still maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly.Â But with that said, Iâ€™m very glad I did it.Â First I feel like I accomplished something great for myself.Â But also I think this was the jump start I needed to make healthier changes to my diet.Â If you are considering a cleanse, I think this is a great, simple one to try.Â I would definitely recommend giving it a try at least once.
So, the next few days I will be easing back into a normal diet, per their recommendation.Â Today I will be sticking with fruits and raw veggies and will slowly incorporate other foods back into my diet.Â Since I spent the money on the cleanse and actually stuck with it, I might as well make it a lasting benefit by making healthier decisions.Â After all, bikini season is just around the corner!Â Now, off to eat my bananaâ€¦.