My Clean 9 Detox pack arrived on Tuesday morning (see previous post about drama surrounding delivery) and I just couldn’t wait to get started on Wednesday morning.
I woke on Wednesday morning, had my two Garcinia Plus soft gels and waited 20 minutes before having the 120 ml of Aloe Vera gel. I’d read several reviews about this detox and all of them said that the Aloe Vera gel tastes disgusting. I thought I was prepared for how disgusting. Really, I wasn’t. I don’t even know how to describe the taste.
You’re then meant to do twenty minutes of exercise. I didn’t do my full workout – only about forty minutes.
I had a mid-morning snack of Bee Pollen tablets (yum, yum).
Lunch consisted of two Garcinia Plus tablets, 120 ml of Aloe Vera gel (puke), a meal replacement vanilla shake (300 ml) and two more Bee Pollen tablets. All the reviews I read said that the shakes were yummy. For me… I’m not so sure. It might be because of the UHT milk we get here. But it is certainly better than the Aloe Vera!
I have to say, I wasn’t hungry. But I wanted to eat.
I had a nap while V napped (has anyone noticed how I’m not pushing him to drop his afternoon nap?) and then took him out to meet a friend later in the afternoon.
My friend wanted to buy him a chocolate brownie. So we were in a restaurant for about an hour or so.
I found myself getting hungrier. Or maybe not hungry – but I wanted to eat. I wanted French fries. I wanted an omelette. I wanted a bite of Vinay’s cake.
As it happens, I had to go do groceries after that. We all know going to the supermarket when hungry is a big mistake. BIG. Everything (and I really mean everything) I saw on the shelves suddenly looked ten times more delicious. I wanted to buy and eat things I’d never even tried before!
By the time we got home I had a headache, I was tired and I was hungry.
I had dinner (two Garcinia Plus soft gels and 120 ml of Aloe Vera gel) and lay down for a bit.
V went to bed eventually and my headache got worse.
LagosDad sat down to have his dinner and I suddenly felt very, very sick.
After throwing up all the Aloe Vera gel (tmi?) I got into bed and slept for 10 hours.
Thank God day 1 was over.
I woke on day 2 (yesterday) feeling pretty… ok, actually. The structure of the ‘meals’ was the same as the day before, but I didn’t have any headaches, I didn’t feel hungry and I didn’t throw up!
I forced LagosDad to try the Aloe Vera gel, which he did reluctantly. He then proceeded to tell me that it wasn’t *that* bad and that I was making it worse for myself by taking so long to drink it. *tuts* (What does he know anyway?)
I was able to sit with him while he had his dinner. I wasn’t hungry (I’d had my dinner) – but I couldn’t stop watching him while he ate. The food just looked so good!
At about 10 pm I started to feel a bit hungry, so I had some more Aloe Vera gel. Why would I do that to myself?!
Today is Day 3. The structure of meals/tablets, etc. is a bit different. But what I’m so excited about is…
I get to have a meal! I’m busy planning my 600 calorie dinner.
I can’t wait to eat!
Oh – I had to take my measurements on Day 1 and then again on Day 3.
I have lost 1 inch from around my waist, none from my hips, 0.5 inches from my thighs and 1.5 inches from around my chest. And I’ve lost 1.5 kilos.
I’ll take measurements again on Day 6.