Well Happy Thursday to you all! I hope you’re having an awesome week and are as excited for the weekend as I am. Today I’m discussing and giving a review on a natural detox cleanse I did a few weeks back. Don’t cringe too much you non cleanse believers, this one is pretty natural and doesn’t cut anything out of your diet! <—- We will jump back into that, first, how about some random camera roll Goodness going on as of late….
April has been a great month so far! Lots of projects taking place in the Elioff household and I can’t wait to share some of them with you all, relaxation when we get the chance, taking advantage of this beautiful weather and grilling, lots of workouts (next week is my LAST week of the BBG and her workouts are still leaving me on the floor), clean eats, and I’m currently putting two different 12 week workout plans together for girlfriends, and although it takes a ridiculous amount of time (I’m a perfectionist) I LOVE it! Lastly, Nick and I booked a trip for our 1 year anniversary and cannot wait. Having something like that to look forward to is so much fun. We will be soaking up this amazing view for a week!!
Alright! I’m sorry for the picture overload, I feel like it’s been forever since I have blogged. Let’s dig into the real topic of today’s post… Detox Cleansing! What is your take on cleanses? I have heard and read both extreme opinions. I have MY personal opinion, which of course doesn’t make it right or wrong. I’m not a fan of cleanses where you do not eat. That has always been a crazy concept for me. I’m a believer if you are hungry you eat, in moderation. I will be the first to admit I am not experienced in the “cleansing” world but when I came across Jillian Michaels Detox Water Cleanse, I was interested.
I had been feeling really concentrating on my water intake and trying to be better at staying hydrated. With this, I found myself feeling bloated and heavy. After some research, I found that the main purpose of Jillian’s natural cleanse is to flush out any extra water weight your body is holding onto and will help you feel less bloated, yes please! It sounded easy enough and would help me continue to focus on my water intake so I thought, what the heck, why not! I wasn’t aiming to drop any pounds or inches with this cleanse, I just wanted to FEEL better and less bloated. SUCCESS! This detox takes the place of your daily water intake. It’s just 60 ounces a day, for 7 days, of the below listed ingredients! I split each day into three separate water bottles, because that’s what worked best for me (many people put all 60 ounces in one container for the day) I drank one first thing in the morning before I put anything else in my body, one mid afternoon, and one in the evening.
I stuck with the cleanse 100% for 7 days. I eat pretty healthy as it is, but the only thing I changed BY CHOICE throughout this seven days was I did not eat any sweets, and limited my coffee intake to 4 cups in 7 days. After 7 days, I felt refreshed and not bloated at ALL. I would definitely recommend this natural detox. Although I can’t say if I lost weight or inches (because I did not measure) I could FEEL a big difference and that’s enough for me 🙂
60 oz of distilled water (if you’re still afraid to use distilled water, spring water will be fine)
1 Tbsp cranberry juice with as little of sugar as possible. I found this Diet Cranberry has less natural sugar than the organic Cranberry juice.
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1. Brew the tea as listed on the box and let it cool to room temperature
2. Mix all ingredients together and add the tea (once cooled)
3. Drink the entire mixture each day for up to 7 days (you will make a new batch each day)
I actually liked the taste of this water but it is bitter! Took me a day to get used to, but then I wanted more of it after day 7!
Note – you can consume this drink every 12 to 16 weeks.
I have a girlfriend who is doing this detox right now and I can’t wait to hear what she thinks 🙂
What do you think of the cleanse trend? Is a more natural cleanse like this more realistic for you… or do you enjoy the no eating cleanses? Or is detoxing just not your thing?…. lets discuss 🙂