I’m happy! I started the cleanse after gaining almost 4 Kgs in one month due to a bad reaction to a hormonal contraception method (Mirena). Most people are fine with it, not everyone gets those horrible side effects but some of us unlucky ones do: my appetite increased, water retention seemed to have come to stay with me forever and my mood was very low.
Fast forward 30 days in the DTX (and removal of the Mirena) and my mood has improved tremendously and as we’ve learned in this journey, gut health is key to increasing your serotonin levels (happy hormones) in your brain! That in itself would’ve been enough for me, but on top of the happy mood, I’ve lost 3.6 Kgs in weight, 4.5 cm from my hips, 4 cm from my bust and 10 CM!! from my waist!! The shape of my body no longer resembles an apple...I’m on my way to having an ‘hourglass’ figure for the first time in my life, and I’m turning 48 next week...not bad!!
The key for me has been all that water I’ve been drinking and of course the probiotics which stopped me from being bloated all the time. My coach Livia Francis and I decided to also step up my routine during the cleanse by adding one more weight training session (on my own) a week and some power walking although I didn’t manage many of those ... I preferred the weights or going for Zumba!! I’ve noticed weight training has made a big difference to my body shape, making my waist trimmer and my arms and legs more toned.
When I started the cleanse I was a size 12 and now I’m wearing jeans that are size 8 and 10. I’ll now go back to my healthy food plan (also designed by Liv) and see which new goals we can come up with for my training and wellbeing. I think I’ll do this cleanse again in 3 or 4 months or maybe right after Xmas if I notice the good, healthy habits are slipping... The cleanse is a way to bring me back to how things should be, and I’m excited about where this journey will take me! (I did the October 2018 cleanse).