I've said it before and I'll say it again: if it looks healthy and it promises a weight loss, I try it :) I pinned this Jillian Michael's 7 day bloat loss detox about a month ago and I just finished my 7 days. I liked this idea because it didn't really require you to change your meal habits or anything. It just simply says to add this 60 ounces of tea to your daily routine every day for 7 days. This recipe calls for:
60 oz of purified water
2 tablespoon's lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar free cranberry juice
1 dandelion root tea bag
When I went shopping for the tea bags and cranberry juice, I encountered a problem. I could not find sugar free cranberry juice anywhere! I saw lots of no sugar added, but nothing sugar free. I finally ended up talking to a juice guru at my local natural foods market. The guru explained that cranberry juice will never truly be sugar free, being that cranberries contain natural sugars. Needless to say, I felt so dumb, but the recipe does call for SUGAR FREE. I got the lowest in sugar I could find - organic, pure cranberry juice.
Here is exactly what I used:
Here is what my tea looked like:
The taste is quite bitter, but I didn't mind it. I drink unsweetened tea all the time and this didn't taste much different, to me. The website that my pin originated from is no longer there, but here is a you tube video of Jillian explaining this process. Also, here is a thread from myfitnesspal.com regarding other people's experiences.
I really liked this "detox" process. It was not difficult to follow, didn't taste bad and I got results. I didn't lose 5 pounds, I lost just slightly under 4 pounds. For me, that's great! I know that since it's water weight it will most likely come back, but I do feel good about this cleanse.
While researching and reading through other people's results, one thing I noticed people talking about was the additional water they drank during this process. Most of the people who did this and got great results said they drank the tea in addition to their average daily water intake. I really drank very little other than the tea. Needless to say drinking the 60 oz of tea per day had me running to the little girl's room an awful lot. I'm sure if I drank the usual 8 glasses of water per day along with the 60 oz of tea, my results may have been better. Either way, I am pleased with my results. I plan to use up the remaining tea bags and cranberry juice to make this mixture until their gone!
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