Back before I went to Nashville, I mentioned I was trying Jillian Michaels "lose up to 5 lbs in 7 days" drink detox that I saw all over Pinterest. You may not know this but I'm a huge huge huge fan of Jillian's. I've watched her for so many years on The Biggest Loser and I know that IF I could pick any trainer in the world to train with, it would most definitely be her (maybe with a side of Bob? Love him, too.) I would need/want her in my face screaming at me to KEEP.GOING. at all times. ;) Jillian's 30 Day Shred workout video has had a permanent position in our basement DVD holder for literally the past 2 years or so...big fan of that video as well.
Anyway-a lovely reader reminded me last night that I've yet to post my results and final thoughts about the detox (thank you!), so today I'm here to deliver the news...what it is, the pro's, and the con's, according to myself. With many detoxes-the results can be different with everyone, so please remember that when you read this.
WHAT IS IT?
+60 oz purified water
+2 tablespoons lemon juice
+1 tablespoon cranberry juice (try and find the lowest sugar/organic kind, I bought the above in the organic section at Kroger)
+1 dandelion root tea bag (also found in the organic tea section in Kroger)
--Make the tea as directed. Mix all other ingredients together in a plastic water container or pitcher. Let the tea cool to room temperature then add to the pitcher. I also squeezed the tea bag over the pitcher to produce more tea before discarding of the bag. Drink all 60 oz. of tea each day for 7 days!
You can prepare the drink either late at night or the morning of. Everyday, I made sure I drank half of the pitcher before lunch was over. That way I wouldn't be slamming myself with water the last half of the day. Still drink normal water during this as well. Tip: At first I used fresh lemon, but you can use the bottled lemon juice as well if you want to prepare the juice quicker.
+Easy to follow
+You can still eat during this detox (but be healthy!)
+Lose water weight
+Cleanses your body and gets rid of toxins
My personal results: I lost 2 pounds on this detox and am happy with those results. Because I normally drink almost 60 oz. of water per day (+ tea every morning) anyways, my body was used to this consumption. For those of you who don't and might have more water weight to lose, you could have greater results. I noticed a change in my body during this detox because I felt slimmer and I started breaking out on my face and back of my neck. When you do a detox like this, that is completely normal because your body is trying to get rid of all those nasty toxins! Just be prepared that you might break out while on this detox. If you want to give your body a good cleanse or drop a few pounds, then this cleanse would be good for you to try.
+Short term (this is not something that will keep the weight off forever)
I actually didn't think the taste was bad at all. I'm used to drinking tea, so it didn't bother me. But I did list it because I think some of you might not like it. Don't let it stop you from trying it! Suck it up! It's really not that bad.
As you can see, not too many con's. If you're looking for a simple cleanse/detox to do-I recommend this one. If anything, it will cleanse your body and make you feel better. If you lose those 5 lbs in 7 days, that's just an added bonus!
*This link is actually a video of Jillian explaining the whole process, if you want more information.
Hope this helps!
Who will be trying this detox or have you already?!
And in the words of Jillian, "If you want that bikini body, you have to work for it! KEEP GOING!"
I swear I can hear her