Yesterday I started my two day "Take Off" plan with LAWL. Today I was rewarded at weigh in with a 2 pound loss. The loss is partly that I had let myself get very dry--drinking very little water before weigh in. Usu. I'll have had 2-3 cups of water in the a.m. and don't eliminate it all before weigh in. But hopefully it's a loss that will hold the rest of the week. A total of 18 pounds.
Here's the Take Off plan (for Vickie =).
Breakfast= 8 oz Take Off juice (OJ blend with vit/min)
AM Snack=8 oz TO juice and LA Lite protein bar
Lunch=3 oz protein and 1/2 cup cooked green veggies
PM Snack=8 oz TO juice and LA Lite protein bar
Dinner=3 oz protein (same type as lunch) and 1/2 cup cooked green veggies
1/2 tsp Morton Lite Salt for potassium
Lots of water
This is the 2nd time I've done this plan, and it's not easy, but by day 2 I'm pretty used to it. And when it's over, I'm thrilled at how MUCH food I have to eat on my regular plan. That's the best part of this, I think-- that is makes me appreciate the healthy food I'm eating every day.
This modified juice fast is nothing like the Master Cleanse, which is what some people have done with success, including my husband, which is how I know about it. The Master Cleanse is brutal-- NO FOOD. It's a true liquid fast and supposedly your body gets what it needs from the water-lemon juice-maple syrup-cayenne pepper concoction that you drink. I don't remember how many ounces of this drink my husband had each day, but he lived on it for 10 days. It actually got him through a difficult time getting off of nicotine gum, caffeine, and junk food. He used to consume massive amounts of Diet Mt Dew and Nicorette, and the "all or nothing" of the fasting diet saved his life ('cause I was gonna kill him if he didn't stop with the excessive consumption of this bad, bad stuff).
The Master Cleanse is a paperback book you can get from Amazon, which we have and I've read part of and I think is pretty goofy in it's "science," but many people swear by it. My brother-in-law in Colorado does it on a regular basis, and he's in fabulous shape and extremely healthy (and in his 50s).
At the rate I'm going, finishing up month two on Saturday, I'll hit my goal in September, as planned. I'll be in a size 12 by summer, which will be a real thrill and a size I haven't seen in 10 years.