I'm back from a brief internet hiatus! Had some computer problems last week that thankfully didn't take too long to fix. I'm been such a good blogger lately that I'm sure ya'll can forgive me. :)
Over the weekend I partook in a 3-day Shakeology cleanse. Shakeology is a meal replacement product available through Beachbody that is awesome. In my opinion, most meal replacement drinks are not tasty. And they rarely contain the crazy amount of nutrients and anti-oxidants that Shakeology has. Beachbody calls it the healthiest meal of the day, and I don't disagree.
I added Chocolate Shakeology to my diet about three weeks ago, and I love it. I usually use it to replace lunch, and with added peanut butter it tastes a-freaking-mazing. So yummy. Since I actually look forward to lunch every day, I thought the cleanse would be an awesome way to boost my metabolism before the next phase of P90x, as well as a great way to help me shed a few pounds.
The clease was crazy hard.
Essentially, it's fasting. You're eating a bare 1000-1200 calories each day which is the lowest you should ever go. And not for more than a few days at a time. You drink Shakeology mixed with water three times a day, as well as a salad with chicken or fish for dinner. You can also add 1-2 pieces of fruit as well as 1-2 cups of green tea as snacks throughout the day if you need the additional boost.
I was starving! I eat closer to 1500 calories each day, and during the cleanse I ate roughly 1000 calories. That's a big difference. Plus drinking Shakeology three times a day with the added anti-oxidant boost of Green Tea overloaded my body with so many fantastic nutrients that my body was flushing everything out like crazy.
For three days, I was pretty tired, a little dizzy, and suffered through a headache or two. I was able to do Yoga while on the cleanse, but since I started it at the end of my Phase 2 Recovery week, I mostly got to relax.
All in all, I think it was worth it. I've jump-started my metabolism, gotten rid of a lot of gunk and junk that was clogging up my body, and lost almost four pounds.
And I'm ready to kick off my first day of Phase 3 of P90x this morning! After I eat a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.
Make sure to check back on Thursday for my 60 day P90x results!