Yesterday was the end of my 10 Day Advocare Cleanse. My intentions for this cleanse were to break my sugar addiction. It was getting bad. I was wanting sugar all the time and was treating myself way too much. Although I didn’t do it for weight loss I had noticed that my weight loss had stalled and I just couldn’t seem to see any number under 188 on the scale. The weekend before the cleanse was Mother’s Day and my weight popped back up to 191.2.
I’ll be honest–I didn’t stick to it 100%. I just could not get past the gagging while trying to get the fiber drink down. The texture was awful. I don’t even like to swallow liquid medicine so getting that down was torture. I think I only did it like 2 1/2 days.
I followed a really clean diet about 90% of the time. I had a few treats here and there and usually when I did I felt awful afterwards. Amazing how quickly your body gets used to not eating sugar. I have been wanting to snack the last few days but I haven’t wanted sweet stuff.
Here’s a quick overview of the last 10 days:
Day 1: I felt nauseated in the morning but it was a pretty good day.
Day 2: I had a horrible headache all day long. I don’t drink coffee or soda so it wasn’t from lack of caffeine. I’m guessing it was the lack of sugar.
Days 3-5: I felt great and was getting used to avoiding sugar and bread. I was pretty good about eating clean with only a few extra bites here and there.
Days 6-10: I didn’t take the fiber drink the last three days. Shameful, I know. I had a pretty easy time turning down sugary or carb loaded foods. I had a pretzel on day 9 and a McDonald’s ice cream cone on Day 10 and felt the tummy rumbles after both of those.
Overall, I felt great after day 2. The sugar cravings are not nearly as bad as they were. My lady friend came to visit on day 3 and I typically have at least one day where I can’t stop eating all day long. I didn’t have that this time and I didn’t gain the usual 3 pounds of fluid.
My skin looks pretty good thanks to the gallon of water I am drinking daily. Usually I have a lot of hormonal breakouts and I didn’t have any this month. I haven’t had too many stomach issues other than a couple days where I went to the bathroom more than normal. I am pretty sure I had a UTI that started on Day 3. I took some antibiotics to get that under control and the symptoms went away. I’m not sure how that may have affected my results.
So…here are the numbers.
Starting weight: 191.2
Ending weight: 187.8
Weight Loss Total: 3.4 pounds
My weight loss was pretty significant right away–I lost five pounds in the first four days! It crept back up because of some poor eating choices the last couple of days. I actually saw 185.6 on the scale one day last week!
I’m not sure I would do a complete cleanse again because I’d be wasting my money with that fiber drink. Call me a baby but I can’t drink it. I’m planning to stick with the clean eating and will keep drinking a gallon of water every day. I’m also going to continue taking probiotics and I am going to try hard to take a multivitamin each day. I’m horrible at swallowing pills too so I have chewable probiotics and gummy vitamins. Again, call me a baby. I don’t care. Ask my mom about what happens when you try to force me to take medicine. It’s bad. Really, really bad.
Have you ever tried a cleanse like this? What kind of results did you have?