I have successfully competed the first week of the detox and am now on week 2.
Let me give you the whole program and answer many of the questions that have been coming through the blog and from clients/friends in general.
Week 1 – You drink 4 shakes a day. The key is to drink the fourth shake right AFTER your workout. You have also eat as many steamed or raw veggies as you want but the only seasoning allowed is pepper or garlic or anything without salt.
Week 2 – You continue with three shakes a day but may have 4-6 ounces of protein and more steamed or raw veggies at dinner.
Week 3 – You are now only consuming a breakfast and post-workout shake and are eating lunch and dinner, which are both 4-6 ounces of lean protein and more veggies.
Many of you have questioned why I am not recommending this type of program when I haven’t in the past.
The answer is simple – TONS of people I know are doing other cleanse/detox program and they are losing a ton of muscle. We had one woman come in, having lost 6 pounds, and she lost every bit of muscle tone and kept every ounce of body fat that you could readily see in her hips and thighs. She was really upset, and that was the catalyst for this plan.
Yes, a program such as this is expensive, but this is for a shake packed with vitamins, lots of fiber (which most programs do not contain), protein, carbs and the right fat, plus the fat is coming from essential oils. Almost every ingredient is organic, with the exception of the whey as we found that the organic whey did not contain as much protein and was higher in calories.
Why a shake program? Because most people have no idea how many calories they are eating. This helps to calibrate what you are eating and increase what I call your “caloric awareness.”
With regard to losing the last 5 pounds. I may not be PC, but I believe it’s an individual choice. I am the lowest weight I have been since 2000, and it does feel really great because i lost abdominal fat and kept ALL my muscle.
I know I kept my muscle because my training weights are the same and my jeans/shorts are falling off.
Even I learned that I am consuming too much salt and, at times, just drinking too much wine. It’s like when I go out and the waiter keeps filling the glass. I need to ask them to stop refilling, wait till I’m done, and determine if I need or want another.
The other people on the detox this week agree. You change your relationship with food, which is helpful for all of us trying to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Let me know your thoughts.