The Dr Oz Three-Day Cleanse: Introduction


I didn’t have coffee this morning.

I can’t really wrap my head around that. But it’s true. I had one cup of green tea. All in the name of art. (And, you know, getting healthy and stuff. But it’s easier for me to commit to things if it’s in the name of an artistic venture. If that sounds crazy to you, you’re probably not an artist.)

I have decided to do a cleanse. I have never done anything like this before. So I’m a little nervous. And I wanted to be careful to choose one that didn’t sound like something through which the human body should not be put. So I chose the Dr. Oz three-day cleanse. It’s totally food-based. I recognize the things I’ll be putting into my body over the next three days. In fact, you’ll recognize them too. Here they are laid out on my table.


Yummy, right?

I’m not terribly concerned about hunger. I am not a huge eater anyway, and the smoothies seem pretty substantial. I am worried about no coffee for three days though. And I also hope that drinking my tea plain, rather than with a slice of lemon and stevia as suggested, is acceptable. Because I absolutely cannot tolerate any sort of fruit in my tea. Seriously. It’s a thing with me. And I figured the stevia couldn’t possibly be doing anything beneficial. And I like plain green tea. But if this whole thing is a bust, we’ll blame the tea.

There are a few things I’m really looking forward to with this challenge:

1. Seeing what sort of benefits it has on my body. I’m hoping for some belly loss and improved energy.

2. The evening bath each night. That’s a nightly ritual for me anyway. I’ve always been a bath person. But this one is with Epsom salts and lavender. And it’s mandatory. The things we do for our art, right?

3. I know exactly what I’ll be eating and when and how and all of the ingredients are on hand. That’s pretty exciting. It occurs to me that with some planning, this could always be true. WHY HASN’T ANYONE TOLD ME THERE COULD BE SUCH PEACE OF MIND IN MEAL PLANNING???
(Lots of people have told me. Especially Flylady. For years.)

One final note before I finish my first breakfast shake. (Which is delicious, by the way.) I will share the full 3-day cleanse plan. But since I haven’t actually done the cleanse yet, I’m not comfortable putting the information out there. I’ll share it when I’m done 🙂

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jesskawrites
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 11:20:43

    Have fun with that 🙂 Here’s wishing you great results!


  2. Erin
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 11:26:50

    Oh my goodness I’m excited to hear how it goes! If only I had the willpower…


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