Ok, so day 4 or the Arbonne 7-day Body Cleanse was a little rough. Probably the roughest day of all for me. Which is different than most other people that I talked to about it. I felt like I had an "off" stomach all morning. I tried to work out, but didn't get too far into it. It was a pretty intense Billy Blanks workout though. I was probably being too ambitious.
Also, to keep good score, I did have a few caffeinated drinks which you are SUPPOSED to avoid. I ate a bunch of fiber too, so along with a cleanse will probably just exacerbate the trouble.
I was a little stressed out last night and didn't sleep great. But I can't attribute that to the detox. To be honest, I probably slept better that I would have under the stress I was carrying had I not been doing detox.
Another bonus, I was stagnant for WEEKS at the same weight and I have started moving down on the scale again. I'm sure that is in large part because the bulk of food doesn't stay in my system for long, so the weight loss may be temporary? I am hoping it just gave my body a jump start and I can start losing again. I am now down 13 lbs total. (Not from the detox, mind you, just from when I started my WW program).
Bonus # 3, by "mommy belly" is not nearly as pronounced. I don't have pre-baby belly either and I did not magically grow a six pack. But the, I've-had-3-kids-and-will-permanently-look-4-months-pregnant belly is reducing. Maybe only 2 or 3 months pregnant now. LOL.
Those who don't want gross personal details - just stop reading now.
Yesterday was lots of pooping. It's all very loose at this point. Not uncontrollable diarrhea, but it is frequent. I had a bunch of cramping yesterday, but I didn't drink enough water and I am sure the lethargy was due to my not eating much protein. Bad combo. Keep in mind, the cramping is fairly mild and is just a warning you are going to poop soon. Some detoxes don't give you an advanced warning system and you will be doubled over in cramping.
If you decide to do this, don't skimp on cheap toilet paper. You use alot and your bum will get raw. That was an unfortunate discovery.
All in all it has not been a bad experience so far. I am waiting for a burst of energy that I have heard comes on day 6 or 7. Today is day 5. Nothing major to report this morning. Except I am down nearly 3 lbs. Woo hoo!
For those of you who are OVER my journey through the bowels of Arbonne, hang in there. Only 3 days left.