Most mornings I don’t have the TV on. I just putter around, work on things, do some laundry, and visit pinterest. Occasionally I will leave the house and exercise. That happens less often than I like, but c’est la vie. Anyway I’ve been organizing the rental taxes and for noise in the background I happened to turn on the tv.
Now the Dr. Oz show didn’t come on right away, but I eventually got there. Prepping these taxes takes a long time. On the show he talked about a 3 day detox and what got me was the fact that there was food (in the form of a shake that you made from real food). No silly starvation “detox”. I also hadn’t watched him in years so his credibility with me, is probably a little higher than it should be. Remember Dr. Phil, yeah he is a sell out now. But I guess people get bored of watching real people work out there troubles, and you have to get all Jerry Springer or bye, bye show. Ok, it’s not that bad, at least I don’t think so, I haven’t seen a chair fly, but I digress.
So being the non committal person that I am, but wanting to take good things into my life, I decided before I would go full on 3 days of liquid meals (remember I am decaffeinating right now) I decided to just try the smoothies as a meal replacement sometimes. The breakfast drink was pretty good, not the best, but yeah doable. I did feel hungrier sooner than they said but nothing I couldn’t handle. Today I tried the lunch drink. NOT good. I admit it wasn’t the worst thing I have ever drank or tasted (cough medicine still holds that honour), but I couldn’t finish it and it had a texture thing. I think it could use more apple or pineapple and less celery. I chopped up the celery leaves with it too and that may have been where I went terribly wrong. I am not sure I could do that for 3 days. I still have yet to try and make the dinner shake. It looks like something I could tolerate.
I do notice though, that the days I do have a shake I feel lighter and less sluggish. If I could just eat 2 celery stalks and add half an apple to the shake, I might be able to handle the lunch one. Ugh, but then I feel like I am cheating. Whatever, it’s not like it’s chocolate.