Well we did it! Cleanse is officially over!
My progress? Well I lost about 6 pounds and 2 inches from my waist and 1 inch from my hips. I can tell a difference in how my jeans fit for sure. While I know (I am convinced this is water weight) and realize how quickly it can return, I do plan on sticking to a healthier eating schedule. This was my goal and purpose to jump start from the get go. I think the cleanse helped a little bit, but honestly with eating fruits, veggies and lean meats only, and all of the fiber that provides, I think the eating healthy contributed to a majority of my success.
No matter what (I believe in everything in moderation, but I plan on continuing to keep fruits and even more veggies in my daily eating plan). And of course, water... water... water.
I didn't have a chance to exercise much at all this week while on the cleanse. I think I would have had even greater success if I had been able to work out.
A majority of weight loss/toning (in my opinion) is finding the formula that works for you. A lot of it has to do with metabolism and how your body breaks down what you eat. I know I do better (when losing weight) if I up my cardio and cut carbs. A friend of mine is opposite, she ups cardio and carbs and elimates (can't remember if it is calories or fat grams) to see success.
Overall, I am happy with the cleanse and happy I participated in it in a group setting. Definitely a lot more fun that way!