I had to go to work on Day 3.
It was a Monday.
It was a little bit of a drag. I got to smell all sorts of delish lunches being warmed up in the kitchen. Lunchtime was over in 30 seconds for me (slurp, crunch, done) so I went for a walk.
Lots of energy again today – efficient, effective, etc. Crazy how despite the vague feeling of hunger, I was sharper and more aware of a lot of things, if that makes sense. I prioritized, got things done, had some clarity and vision on other topics. Hm.
When I got home, the family was all in the kitchen making their dinners, and I was blending mine. My love affair with food was on hiatus essentially. Food plays so much more of a role than just “fuel” for me. Hard to break that train of thought.
Monday was super hot in the city again, and despite going to bed at a reasonable hour, I couldn’t sleep. By 1:00 am I shuffled downstairs where it was much cooler. And because it was past midnight (3 days done in my books), I ate a wrap with ham in it. I was SO HUNGRY.
Fast forward to the next morning – for (ta-dah) —–> the RESULTS!
I was down 5.5 lbs and 2 inches from my waist. Feeling lighter on my toes MENTALLY, above all. Was the junk in my system slowing my brain down?
Would I recommend this refresh? Ya. I’d do it again, I think, maybe after Christmas or a holiday. It really re-sets you. It was an annoyance for me though. It showed me what a huge role (beyond just being fuel) that food plays in my life. I’m slightly obsessive.
I think my biggest take away is “What am I going to eat next?” It’s not the pizza or the gooey brownie from the Italian Centre (you know, the one where you literally feel the sugar coursing through your veins = so good) that I was kinda secretly planning on. Instead, I’m feeling very careful in my decisions.
The next day, I spent 15 minutes in Sobey’s staring at the Greek yogurt section debating whether or not I wanted to add dairy back in after the refresh. I did buy a container (I love it to pieces) but then I didn’t enjoy it as much. I just felt like it wasn’t right. (Is it possible to be brainwashed by vegetables in three short days?)
Now two days later, I know for sure that I’m going to give dairy a break, remove all processed meats from my diet (so long, deli ham!) and keep my coffee treats to green tea treats. (Not terribly excited about this, but it just feels right – does that make sense?) The hardest part is not knowing what to replace things with. I need to check my protein lists again, review my carb options, get some recipes…so that I’m better prepared.
And that’s the 3-Day Refresh! Give it a go. You can buy it here with a 30-day supply of Shakeology so you can maintain your kick start results: 3-Day Refresh challenge pack. Or you can just buy the three day kit on its own here: 3-Day Refresh base kit.
Would love to hear if you do this detox – post your story and results!
Or if you’ve done other detoxes, what were they like?