Hey Guys! One more day to go until the long weekend! Today is actually a pretty busy day, an early morning run followed by work and a lunchtime yoga class. After work I’m heading to my cousin’s apartment for dinner with my aunt and uncle and cousins. She graduates from Harvard Design School today and they are having a little party. I’m looking forward to celebrating with her and seeing my family! Then it’s back home to pack and get ready for the weekend!
So many of you expressed interest in the Skinnygirl Daily Cleanse when I shared with you that I’m going to be trying it as part of my weight loss efforts. While I was researching the product I did not find a lot of reviews on it which was a bit frustrating. The reviews I did find were rather varied so I thought I’d do a little series on my experience with the cleanse. As always I’ll be completely honest with my thoughts and opinions regarding the product. For due diligence I’ll say that I bought this product with my own money to try for personal reasons.
The package arrived on Tuesday night, I had ordered it a week ago on Amazon.com. I paid $39.99 for the cleanse. This was the cheapest I found it anywhere as most sites had it for $49.99. You can buy it at a GNC store if you don’t want to order it online. The package came with 30 individually packaged cleanses in a cute little wooden box with some recipe cards and tips for healthy living.
I like the box for storing them and I found on the website where you can buy refills without the wooden box.
A few nutritional facts for you all:
- 27 calories per packet
- 7.5g of Carbohydrates
- 4g of Sugars
- 3g of Dietary Fiber
- 10mg of Sodium
- Contains a proprietary cleansing blend, proprietary digestive enzyme blend, proprietary probiotic blend, and is sweetened with agave, cane sugar and natural lemon flavors
- For all the nutritional details, check them out here.
I tried the cleanse for the first time on Wednesday morning. My initial reaction was, “ew the color is disgusting”! And thus is the reason why there is no picture of it all dissolved yet. We need to warm you all up to this! I smelled it and it smelled like lemon and green tea. The moment of truth came when I tasted it. The reviews I had read described it as a gritty texture and tasting nothing like lemonade or tea so I was a little nervous. It actually tasted pretty good! It is like a combination of green tea and lemon. I really didn’t mind it at all! As for the gritty issue, I think they may not have mixed it enough. I mixed it thoroughly until it all dissolved and didn’t taste any of the grit.
I tend to be a pretty regular person thanks to my morning coffee but there are definitely days when I’m not. I attribute those days to poor eating habits. I can’t really speak to this aspect of the cleanse yet because I think I need to try it for a few days. I will say I definitely felt a little bit lighter compared to the bloated feeling I had on Monday and Tuesday. So that I enjoyed! I’m going to continue the cleanse for a month. One thing I noticed on the label is that after you are regular with the cleanse you can increase it to taking 2 packets a day for 5 days and then come back down to 1 packet per day for the remaining days. I’m not sure I’ll try that but am also not opposed to it. We’ll see how I feel!
I’ll be back with an update on day 7! If you have any questions about the cleanse leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them!