If you don't feel like clicking on the link, here's the cleanse diet:
1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites (scrambled)
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Snack:1 medium Granny Smith apple
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Lunch:Lentil Spinach Salad (spinach, ½ cup cooked lentils, 1 hard-boiled egg, and 2 teaspoons olive oil)
Snack:½ cup artichoke hearts
or 1 small steamed artichoke with a squeeze of lemon
Dinner:Salmon Spinach Salad (1 cup spinach, 4 oz. grilled salmon and ¼ avocado)
So, it's pretty simple, does not require a long shopping list. All solid food, just a lot of fiber, and totally doable. On day one of this cleanse though, I felt pretty miserable by the end of the day because of how low the calorie count is. I felt very low energy and hungry! But from what I hear, that is what most people feel on the first few days of any cleanse. Days 2.5-4 have been much much better though. I do think the cleanse did its job, because I feel pretty good right now, and I didn't even have any cravings really. So the food was satiable. I also lost about 3 lbs as of this morning, though that is probably all water weight. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I took this whole cleansing thing seriously because I also went and got a colonic! I know people don't really talk about this, but I do try to get a colonic every change of the season. I feel it's important to clean out the body's "trash can" once in a while, and it will take away the built up and gas. I always feel great afterwards and definitely have a flatter stomach. And the procedure really isn't as horrible as people think! In fact, it's only uncomfortable when they insert the thing, afterwards you don't even feel it!
As to and from, I wore my Journey Jacket.
What I did: Weights again, with cardio being treadmill sprints and burpees. I did the kind of burpees that when you jump out, you jump into a side plank, and then switch sides. I read it in an article somewhere so I tried it out! A little uncomfortable at first, but definitely works your obliques.
What I wore: Lululemon No Limit tank in white, and Power Vinyasa crops with Adidas adizero adios 2 shoes.
What I did: Weights again! It's tough to do weights 3 days in a row, and I felt a little drained going into the gym. But then once I started working out, I kept pushing and actually worked very hard! I just hate wasting time at the gym!
What I wore: Old tank - Lululemon Tri Y tank in blue gingham, with coal Team Spirit crops and New Balance Minimus Road shoes.
Ok back on track now!
What I did: This was day 1 of my cleanse, so I went to spin class instead. Although I worked pretty hard too and was ravenous afterwards. So maybe I should have taken it easier... it was a little hard to go to sleep that night starving!
What I wore: Lululemon cool racerback in pow pink with bright blue Flow Y bra under, and bright blue Run: Passion crops. I seriously love my Passion crops!
Weather has been weird again last week, fluctuating to 80s! I didn't really need this, but I wore my haze swiftly long sleeve as to/from. And J Crew floral flip flops. =)
Friday 3/1 - I took it off as a rest day, but I do have my work outfit to share! I wore Calvin Klein two-tone surplus knit dress, with my new Sam Edelman Mallory slingbacks! I seriously took these shoes out of the box and never took them off... hahaha.. oh and of course Friday was the day it was like 85 degrees! So no more tights and jackets!
What I did: Pilates, and it was so freaking hard! I was sweating bullets 5 minutes into the class. I think the teacher had it in for us and focused a lot on abs and obliques. I'm unbelievably sore right now.
I actually wore my Lift Your Spirits jacket to the studio, but it was completely unnecessary as it was soooo hot! I also wore my DvF Lana Thong sandals, until I got there and put on toezies. =)
Sunday 3/3 - I had every good intention of getting up early and going to hot yoga today to stretch and sweat out the last of my toxins lol. But I was just too sore and tired! My body was hurting so I thought it was best to let it rest. Plus I had a full day planned, so I could have used a more relaxing morning. I don't feel guilty though, since I went 5 times this week already. I'm kind of excited to be able to eat more stuff tomorrow! But for some reason I can't even imagine gorging on lots of high carb or oily type of food. I just want fruits or something. This is so unlike me! Lol!