I meant to post this a few days ago, but I've been really busy tending to sick kids. ... Anyway....
Last Friday I finished three weeks of detox.
I've tried detoxes before but never like this. My doctor provided me a list of approved foods (lean meats, certain vegetables and fruits) and told me to keep my calories between 1500 and 2000 calories/ day. The detox pills were a pain to take every meal but it soon paid off. I ate fantastic meals!
A little background info:
I grew up with only one allergy (to nickel) until about four years ago when I developed allergies to tomatoes (my favorite fruit), seasonal allergies, an intolerance to onions, dry patches on my face, and allergies to other various commercial products. I suffered from psoriasis on my scalp, and I just couldn't get rid of it. My energy was near zero most days,and I figured it was due to allergies.
Within week 2 of the detox I noticed a huge change. I no longer have allergies AT ALL, the psoriasis is gone, my skin is smooth like it was many years ago, my hair is silky, my energy sky-rocketed, I had NO cravings and I dropped 20 pounds by the end of that second week.
That weekend I went by Chick-fil-A to get some unsweetened tea. Since I forgot my stevia at home I just used Splenda. After all, I've used Splenda for years. When I tasted it, I couldn't bare to drink it. It tasted like cat hair. Gross. ... but Oh well. Later on that evening, I took my kids to IHOP and ordered some coffee. Again, I grabbed the Splenda. Again, I tasted cat hair. (OK... we can rule out an unclean pitcher now.) So... I poured it out and grabbed the Sweet-N-Low. (I was using this product at home right before I started the detox.) It tasted ok, but the weirdest thing happened. It left a nasty coating on my tongue. Eww.
By the end of week three I had lost 24 pounds and I feel better than I have felt since my teen years. I'm 34.
I tell ya... There's a lot to be said about detox programs. I've done them before, but I can honestly say that I've never had success like this.
It's week 4 and I'm following my strict diet program to the letter. If the first three weeks are any indication of the success of this medical facility's products and advise, then I know I am in good hands.
By the way... I spent months researching the type of program I am on. I read books, watched testimonials, read every pro and con and evaluated them all. This program really does work.
If you're thinking about a detox program, then I suggest really researching the products (and contents) they use as well as the facility itself. It's worth your time.
As for me... I've made a commitment to myself to do this every 6 months or so.
Have a happy day!