Success Stories from fellow detoxers!
Please email me your success story from the Ten Day Transformation!
I have been meaning to write you to thank you for walking alongside me through the 3-day detox and 10-day transformation cleanse that I did in June. It truly changed my life! Before starting it, I had been feeling like I needed to cleanse my body for a while but I did not know which cleanse to choose from. I already tend to eat healthily because I am gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free due to allergies, but I kept on adding a lot of processed foods and rich foods into my diet, which my body craved but does not thrive on. In addition, my portion size for each meal was large. I would keep eating after I was full and then feel sleepy. Also, I had stopped doing the things that make me feel good, like journaling and exercising.
My sister emailed me one day saying that she was going to start this cleanse and wanted me and a few other friends to join. At first I didn’t think that I would be able to afford it. I had the money for the diet itself, but I was worried about the price of the food. Once I dove in and started the cleanse, I realized that it wasn’t that expensive. Also, I was amazed at how quickly my body healed.
During the 3-day detox, I felt more clarity in viewing and resolving issues in my life, I was sleeping better, and I had more excitement towards life. Instead of watching TV and online shows, I was reading, listening to music, or just enjoying nature. I was going to bed around 9 or 10 at night and waking up completely rested and ready for the day between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning. I have never been a morning person until now, and it was all happening naturally!
Energetically, I moved into my 10-day transformation period. Since I was eating all vegetables and fruits, I was able to buy most of the items ahead of time and it did not cost too much money – very little in fact. My first smoothie on Day 1 tasted delicious. I loved having the choice of what kind of fruits and veggies I would add into my smoothie. The soups were tasty as well and not bland like I had feared! I was getting full faster and sometimes would not eat all of the soup.
I did come across some hurdles in this cleanse. I did not like the green powder drinks (I would burp them up for an hour after drinking them). Fortunately it is not a strict diet, so I took the green powder drinks out of my daily diet. Also, by day 7 of the transformation period, I was getting bored of the blended smoothies and soups. Thankfully, I was given a list of foods that I could add into the diet in case I felt hungry or, in this case, needed some change.
All in all, the outcomes outweighed the hurdles. I loved the clarity/clear thinking that developed, the fit-full sleep, relearning portion control, and I excitedly lost 15 pounds (some of it was letting go of stress)! Also, I was reawakened to a more peaceful, joy-filled and happy lifestyle. I would definitely do this cleanse again.
Thank you so much Peggy!
Day 6 of using three day cleanse diet. Lost 4 pounds and feeling good. This is the first time I am truly able to make a change.
I am so pleased and feel so satisfied.
Last week I began the three day and as I emailed you, I lost three pounds in the first two days (mindless eating during the last three weeks of school/track took it's toll!). The morning of the first day of the Ten Day I had shingles again! I was determined not to follow my regular routine of traditional medicine and release the emotions/energy associated with the outbreaks - obviously my body needed to and was trying to do so! I just needed to let it. During a meditation last night (the third night of the ten day) I released all of the components of old energy and this morining my shingles had decreased imensley to my delight! As of yesterday morning I had lost seven pounds! I'm calling it your sensational seven day plan!
I have to teach summer school for the next four weeks Monday through Thursday. I began eating regular food so that I can be ready for the next month as it can be very challenging. I have decided to begin my Ten Day Transformation during the last week of summer school. The plan for the next few weeks is to eat organic as often as possible and avoid mindless eating!!! Thank you!
I have to tell you that I used to get hives often from grasses, chlorine, etc (not a surprise). I've been skin brushing for six months as well. Yesterday morning while my husband and I walked our dogs he said I had a rash - I looked and he was right. Far from the usual itchy swollen hives (welts) I had blotchy patches that were hot. I brushed my skin, did a contrast shower (the cold water just doesn't get too cold here in Phoenix this time of year!) and within an hour it was gone. This morning I was in the pool and had no reaction :) I brushed my skin after I got out. I looked as if I was sunburned but it didn't sting or swell. I took a contrast shower and within an hour my skin was back to normal. More detox symptoms - I love it!!! Thank you again!!! I'll let you know how round three goes!
"I started on Friday and as of today I have lost seven pounds. I feel this detox has helped to get me started on the right track to eat healthier, and lay off the sweets and junk food. Thank you for the jump start."
~ Carolyn Carmichael
(update March 09:)
Peggy, I just wanted you to know how I am doing after having de-toxed the weekend of the Superbowl. To date I have lost 20 pounds and am continuing to eat healthy and have not had a craving for sweets or junk food. Our church had a ladies retreat a couple weeks ago and the theme was “Chocolate Boutique.” Needless to say, I was a little hesitant to attend knowing I am a Chocoholic. There were chocolate kisses, chocolate desserts, and a chocolate fountain on display. I was able to resist and enjoyed the day, knowing that by not indulging I was going to leave there healthier and several pounds lighter than some of the other women. My husband is just amazed at my will power, but I really think it was the de-tox that helped clean my system and curb my cravings for sweets. Thank you again for the jump start and support I needed.
(update May 09)
Just to let you know it has been four months since I went through the 3 Day Detox and to date I have lost 32 pounds and gone down two sizes. I feel, and am beginning to look so much better on the inside and out.
My goal is to get back down to 130 pounds, so I’m almost half way there with 34 more pounds to go. Carolyn C.
"I did fine no really bad moments. I have been eating the soups and salad fruits and veggies almost every day not eating much junk food. I used to have pepsi or coke all day long. It has been 17 days since I had either or these no soda at all. Haven't really wanted any. I will do the 3 day detox again. I lost 5 lbs so far."
~ Sandy Bodnar
"I love the 3 day detox so far, tomorrow will be my third day. My mother and I are doing it together. We don't plan on stopping on the 3rd day, though. I haven't gotten hungry at all, in fact my mom and I are having trouble finishing the meals because we get so full." We want to get the 10 Day Transformation, too to continue on and rev up our weight loss even more."
~ Leda Olmstead
"Honestly, I had no intention of 'detoxing' this year. I was running and doing yoga, so my fitness was fine. But I was having a glass of wine every evening - so easy to do in summer here! I was also drinking coffee daily, so I thought, why not get back into the green tea (my usual beverage) and try the detox.
Well, starting on Tuesday this week I did the 3 day plan as per your guide, and finished it quite easily. It was a very peaceful 3 days and I didn't really 'miss' anything much. Although the 3 days was up on Thursday, I've carried on with the detox principles, still no coffee - and no serious cravings - reintroducing other foods, but sticking to keeping things as simple and unprocessed as possible.
I didn't expect to lose any weight, as I have a good fitness regime, although I might have lost a couple of pounds or so.... but I feel much calmer, my eyes are clearer and my skin definitely looks healthier. Also, it's very empowering to know that I broke those bad habits I had fallen into over the holidays.
In summary: Best part - no hunger, and easy reference to your supportive plan.
Worst part - caffeine withdrawal headache - and the smell of coffee.....damn!
I go back to school next week (I'm a teacher), and I'm confident that my mind, body and soul will collectively be in the right place.
Hope 2009 is wonderful for you. Keep up the great work."
~ Jo Dalton (Australia)
"I started the 3-day detox yesterday. It's going really well. I'm enjoying the soups - so is the rest of my family. I had a slight headache last night; having read your email I realize it's
my body releasing toxins. Otherwise, I feel really good today, and NOT craving coffee!!!"
~ Anna Rose
"I lost 4.5 pounds with the detox! Instead of having coffee first thing in the morning I now have my hot lemony and feel so much better!"
~ Sharon McKeehan (California)
"The choices for the plan were very easy to follow. Day two was a draining day as I hadn't slowed my exercising down but now I've finished I feel fine I've lost 5 1/2 pounds
My daughter has the Wii fit game so I have been checking in with the weigh in's.
My wife is getting ready to have a go at the 3 day program. I would like to have a try at the 10 day program soon. I now have a better idea of how much I should eat as I always put far too much on my plate. So may I give many thanks for the help."
~ Brad Barreau (Australia)
"I am four days into this and feel SOOO much better!"
~ Steve K. (Virginia)
"Well, all I can say is WWWOOOWWW! What a difference you have made in my life as well as three of my girlfriends who are also doing your detox. I'm actually overwhelmed by what a difference it's making for ALL of us. My friends are so excited. We are all going to just stay with it because it's making us feel so wonderful. We have no desire at all to stop.
None of us can eat as much as you suggest in your menus, which makes us feel good. All cravings are gone and none of us have any desire to eat anything unhealthy. We all also really like the warm lemonade. We can't wait to get some in the morning.
The ripple effect is quite amazing. The energy and enthusiasm that I'm seeing in my friends and feeling myself is something I've not ever experienced. We have always tried to eat sensibly with whole organic foods, but never had a really good blueprint to go by. You have provided that. God bless you my dear.
My one friend has actually suffered from irritable bowl syndrome her whole life it seems and is about to burst with excitement because for the first time in her life ... it's GONE!!!!! How cool is that! We chattered like little tweety birds on the phone for a half hour last night gushing about what food we were eating and what we liked and how good we feel."
~ Jennifer K. (Texas)
"I did my detox over this past weekend. It went well. Those dried grasses sure are an acquired taste! Other then that everything else was great. I think I actually tasted what an almond really tastes like for the first time in my life. And my husband has a new-found love of avocados. So, the results, I feel good.
My stomach must have shrunk, because I just can't consume the same quantities of food. And my aches and pains definitely have subsided. They aren't completely gone yet, but at least I can walk to the bathroom when I get up off my chair without slowly stretching and moving first.
I like the warm lemonade first thing in the morning and plan to continue with that each day. We've decided to try to detox every Monday and look forward to great results in the future. "
~ Kim Welch
"It was really simple to start your version -- I already eat all of the foods on your detox diet! I started it last Saturday -- I was getting over a head/chest cold. After a day and a half, all of my congestion was gone. I also lost a lot of weight within the first few days, five pounds to be exact. I was surprised that the coffee I tried to drink yesterday didn't taste too good, especially after drinking the warm lemonade. I didn't drink the lemonade today and I really missed it! My husband will start next weekend -- let's see how that goes!"
~ Mary Wimmer (Arizona)
Hi Peggy, I did the 3-day detox with good results. Thank you so much for the extra information. I am interested in the 10-day transformation program. I just can't stop telling people about your plan and how easy it was, the food choices are wonderful and delicious. Thanks again!"
~ Patti Kincade