I started Smoothie Shakedown on Monday - whoo hoo! I'm so excited to be detoxed and thinner
I am 5'7.5" and started at 174.4 on Monday. On Friday I was down to 170.4!!! That includes cheating a little 2 nights (oops).
I got the supplements and am taking the FF Multi Vitamin, FF Weight Loss Formula, CLA, GLA and Y-C Cleanse.
I've read the FF book and am doing the things like cran water and HLW from the FF plan. I'm also using those recipes for ideas (but sticking to the 4-6 oz of lean meat perscribed for SS).
When I get up I have 8oz Cranwater, then I have the Y-C Cleanse and then the HLW. I also take my perscription meds (2) w/ water. Is it ok to take them so close to the YC cleanse? I know you need to wait after the flax seeds, which I do since those are in my smoothie.
45 min after I take my meds I drink smoothie No. 1 which is w/ 8oz coffee and no fruit.
Sometimes I have a snack mid morning and sometimes I don't. Is that ok? If I'm not hungry I don't make myself eat, but should I to keep metabolism up or something?
Then at lunch I have smoothie #2 which I make in the morning and put in the fridge at work. I make this one with one of the following: 1 cup frozen blueberries; 1 cupish frozen strawberries (sometimes with 1 cup of Rhubarb since its a veggie), or 1 cup of mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries and blackberries). I add 8oz cranwater to this one and sometimes extra water because I find the smoothie a bit thick. Is it ok to add extra water to the smoothies?
Should I be drinking the cranwater 20 min before lunch and dinner just like on the FF plan? I also drink a ton of regular water throughout the day, like 120+ oz, which I think is ok....right? Again, sometimes no snack in afternoon. Othertimes I'm hungry and have veggies or my 2nd fruit.
I find that the smoothies and the supplements have really kept me from being hungry. The first couple of days I struggled a little becuase I have a sweet tooth and regularly indulged it, but after 2 days I wasn't craving cookies, candy or ice cream anymore. Now, that's not to say that I didn't want it if I saw it, smelled it or heard someone mention it, but I wasn't craving it, which is huge!
For my snacks I have my 2nd fruit, veggies and/or 1-2 hard boiled eggs. I feel like I don't eat many spices. Is that ok or do I need to try to eat a bunch of them since they also have thermogenic and diuretic benefits?
Thanks! I will update on my progress as I go along