Monday, April 22, 2013

Detox Details!

Justin and I have been trying to lose weight for a little over two months. I had a baby 8 months ago, so I needed to lose plus we both wanted to just be healthier. We have had great results, with both of us losing about 30 pounds! A couple weeks ago Justin had a brilliant idea (well it was brilliant in his mind NOT mine!) He had found a Detox online and everyone was claiming to have had great results from it. He told me all about it and even though I was not thrilled about the idea I knew if I didn't do it and he had great results I would have been mad at myself. Turns out seven days of not so fun eating gave both of us GREAT results! Justin lost almost 11 pounds, 3 inches in his chest and 2 inches around his hips. I lost 8 pounds and 3 inches around my hips!! It made it so worth it.

Want the Detox Details... Here it goes:

Vegetables to choose from: artichoke, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, green beans, mushrooms,onions, peppers, spinach, squash, tomato. These can be eaten raw, steamed, or in a big salad drizzled with a little olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar.
*I personally think the balsamic vinegar is so gross, I wouldn't recommend using that. We steamed out veggies for most of our meals and found out that was a lot yummier!

DAY 1: At 8am, noon, 4pm, and 8pm eat as much of any vegetable as you want, in any combination. You don’t have to eat at those exact times, but spread out the four meals as evenly as possible. Drink 100 ounces of water.

DAYS 2-4: Eat vegetables at the same four times each day but add in 20 grams of protein from fish, chicken, lean beef, turkey, eggs or seafood at 8am and 4pm meals. This equates to 3-4 ounces of fish, chicken, lean beef, turkey, or seafood or 3-4 whole eggs at those two meals. Drink 100 ounces of water.

DAYS 5-7: At 8am, noon, 4pm, and 8pm eat vegetables in any combination and quantity and have 20 grams of protein (3-4 ounces) from fish, chicken, lean beef, turkey, seafood or 3-4 eggs at each meal. Drink 100 ounces of water.

*Make sure you weigh and measure yourself before starting the Detox.

Later this week I will be letting you know what else we have been doing to loose our weight. If you have anything you want to know about our diet leave a comment and let me know and I would be happy to tell you!

Thanks for stopping by as always I would love to see some comments or feedback!

 
P.S. If you try this Detox you will not want to look at this picture for atleast a week after (you get a little sick of Veggies!)
 
XOXO Brooke

11 comments:

  1. Way to go losing 30 lbs. in 2 months you guys!!

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    1. Thank you! Still have some to go but its a good start! :)

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  2. Just stopping by to say Hi!! Congrats on your weight loss. That's amazing! We would love to have you share some of your recipes on our new sister site - MyRecipeMagic.com. It has so many fun features and it's another way to drive traffic back to YOUR blog!! Have a great week. -The Six Sisters

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    1. Thanks So much Six Sisters, I appreciate it! I would love to share some of my recipes on your new website. Let me know the details, Thanks so much! Brooke

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  3. I love this! We will have to try it! Do you have a gym membership at lady fitness? I need someone to motivate me to exercise and eat healthy!! :)

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    1. Thanks Chelsea no I don't. I just have been eating A lot healthier and exercise at home when I can. Good luck it's so hard to make the change but once you do its not bad!

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  4. I'm going to try this.. I'll let you know how it goes:) looking forward to seeing lots more of your great ideas.. thanks for sharing.. that's awesome your so motivated good job on losing 30 pounds..

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  5. Thanks!! Good luck it's really hard especially the first few days but so worth it!! You can do it!

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  6. Hey Brooke, do you think it would be ok to do this while breastfeeding? if not, what would u recommend?

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    1. No I wouldn't do the detox while you're breastfeeding, you and your baby need more nutrients then this gives. While I was breastfeeding I was still eating healthy (lots of fruits and veggies) that alone will help you start losing until you are able to try out this detox. Thanks!

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