Jul 15, 2016

WeightNot - A Mom's Experience with this Two Day Detox

This sponsored post was written by one of the members of our Metro Detroit Mommy team.  Her views and opinions are her own, your experience may differ.  

I have struggled with weight all of my life... Topping out at over 300 pounds when I was pregnant with my first child.  I have struggled with the yo-yo dieting weight loss and weight gain over and over, but I have never tried a detox program.  

I was hoping to lose a few pounds, but more importantly, I needed a huge pick me up in the form of energy and positive self image.  I was a bit nervous to try out this program and it is extreme, only allowing for about 800 calories per day for two days... so yeah there is that.  

Two days, nothing but supplements and water... no food!  Yikes, that is scary and honestly it is going to be hard right?  I had to pick a couple of days when I wouldn't be tempted to eat, but be busy enough not to be bored into eating.

So,  off we go..... 
Day 1: 

The first day of the WeightNot Detox program was the hardest.  It was hot as heck out so that helped with the water consumption and not being hungry, but make it hard to motivate myself with the steps.  But, I joined the Pokemon Go revolution and my daughter and I headed out in the morning and late evening to play.  So we had fun and got my steps in.

I think the weather had me down.. I was so drained by the evening that I literally crashed.  

Day Two: 

I had lost three pounds in the first day on the WeightNot program.. which is amazing.  I woke up and felt refreshed and energetic.  Luckily the weather was beautiful, so my daughter and I headed out to the zoo to walk around and get my steps in.  We brought refillable water bottles and enjoyed the day strolling around (playing Pokemon Go) and checking out the animals.  It was a great day.

Day Three: Results: 7 pounds lost and 1 inch off my waist.

Not really sure that 1 inch is a true representation of progress as I see the weight loss all over my body.  Overall I feel great and it was a good experience.  Although I thought for sure I would be hungry, I really didn't feel like I needed to eat, although I missed it a lot.

What surprised me (it shouldn't have) was that I had to use the bathroom... a lot.  But my goals were to lose a few pounds, have more energy and feel better, this program accomplished all three for me.

I certainly need to do this more often.  I eat a ton of processed, premade foods and I am thinking we need to concentrate more on fresh fruits and veggies, especially since I am teaching my daughter how to eat by what I feed her and I am her example.

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who think they can, and those who think they can't, both are right... so if you think you can do the WeightNot, you can.  You just have to set your mind to it.  It wasn't easy for me, but it was worth it for sure.

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