Skinny Fox Detox- Day 1

I learned about Skinny Fox Detox on Instagram- several of the fitness girls I follow have tried this tea and commented on the results in a positive note.

I decided to try the “Mini Fox” 14-day detox for the purpose of cleansing my body, not to lose weight. I have come a long way in my weight-loss journey (about 1 year) to understand it takes time, and lots of sweat, to lose and keep weight off.

After spending three weeks in Europe indulging on gelato, pasta and cevapi- much to my surprise I didn’t gain an ounce- I feel my body needs a flush. Since I’ve returned two weeks ago, I’ve gone back to my clean eating routine, but I think a nice flush of toxins will be a good reboot.

Prepping for the cleanse:
I started to prep for the cleanse about three days early by omitting dairy and any of the little bit of processed foods I ate normally. I felt this was a good way to ease into the cleanse and get used to no cheese and yogurt (pretty much the only dairy I consume).

Day One, here we go:
I had the “Hello Gorgeous” tea around 9a- as per instructed, it was the first thing I consumed. They recommend using a tea ball, but I had some tea bags from Teavana since I love to drink lose-leaf tea.

Here is my food in-take for the day, including how I caved into my sweet tooth:

Breakfast– 2 egg whites with a whole grape tomato, a bit of minced shallot and garlic, slice of whole wheat toast with about 1/2 tablespoon of coconut peanut butter

Snack– Turkish coffee

Lunch– Chickpea salad: 1/2 cup of chickpeas, 1oz of diced black olives, 3 grape tomatoes, 1/4 cup of diced cucumber, 2 hard-boiled egg whites
dressing: red wine vinegar, yellow lemon, diced shallot and a dash of honey for sweetness, dash of salt and pepper

Snack– whole wheat toast with a light spread of Trader Joe’s cookie butter (I caved into my sweet tooth)

Dinner– 1 cup of homemade turkey chili made with low sodium everything

Dessert– brown rice cake with a light spread of Trader Joe’s cookie butter (again I gave in to my sweet tooth and carb craving)

4 liters of water for the day + 45 minute cardio session on the treadmill

I’m happy I kept my diet for today as clean as I did. I’m sure I could have convinced myself to go without the cookie butter, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it. I am prepped for the week ahead and ready to stick to this 100%.

I took the “Good-Bye Cherry Pie” about an hour ago and have to be honest- I experienced cramping almost immediately after I finished my 12oz serving (a full hour of cramping now and a bit of sweating). I let the tea steep for 15 minutes, though the direction say to leave it for that long if you do not feel movement initially, otherwise 8 should be ok. Also, it states 16oz of water minimum. So I’m going to say that I didn’t follow directions according to the card and the cramping I’m feeling is my own fault. ¬†oops. Let’s see how this goes on Wednesday night since it’s meant to be taken every other night.