Friday, January 10, 2014

Bumight: Week 2

So even though I posted on this blog on Dec 20, I wasn't totally serious with my weight loss till the 2nd of January. I still ate all my carbs into the new year (finished all my gala on the 1st! ), and actually gained a pound. So by Jan 2nd I was 169 Ibs. However I already started working out to get my body into the rhythm of things.

On Jan 2nd, I went completely clean with my diet: Drinking only water, eating lean meats (steak, fish, chicken), yam, grilled plantain and lots of veggies. My goal for January is to lose 10 Ibs and I'm halfway there already!

Weight: 165
Waist: 30
hips: 40

5Ibs down, 5Ibs to go!

PS: I will resist the urge to "reward" myself with bad food/decreased gym time! lol

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bumight: Cleanse/Detox

In this day and age of quick fixes, sometimes you even forget you have a medical degree! Smh usually whenever I see these new fixes, I check it against my knowledge and do some research to toss out the grain from the chaff. So ask me why I decided to do the advocare cleanse? I guess it was all the before/after pictures and weight loss transformations I saw on Instagram, anyways, so I bought the cleanse.
I'm "reviewing" it on here so y'all can keep your money. First, the body is a well designed machine  much like a self cleaning oven that can get rid of waste and "toxins" on it's own. Your liver/colon do NoT need any special cleanses.
Anyways, the system comes in the mail and it consists of a fiber drink, "herbal cleanse" and probiotic tablets. I hate taking pills so this was a huge letdown for me (I don't know what I was expecting, lol)
The "herbal cleanse" is pretty much dosed out in 3 pills which contains insane amounts of vitamins (up to 500% the RDV of Niacin).
I don't know about you, but I'm 100% fine with a 100% of my recommended doses, which brings us to point 2: Just because something is herbal/natural doesn't mean you cannot overdose on it. Yes, you can have too much of something good. I would know because on the second day of the cleanse, I found myself in the E.R with excruciating stomach pains that were out of this world. I'm sure it wasn't anything I ate, and the only thing off was the "herbal cleanse", a little research: google niacin toxicity.
So let's recap:
1. Fiber drink: makes your colon move faster = poop more
2. Herbal cleanse: lots of vitamins
3. Probiotics: makes your colon move faster = poop more

All was not lost as the package came with a bomb ass fantastic workout plan and meal plan. You are advised to drink a lot of water on this 10 day cleanse.
Which makes me question whether the weight loss from the testimonials was not due to working out 5 times a week/eating clean and drinking a lot of water. Even if you didn't do any of it, the "cleanse" is pretty much a laxative so you lose water weight and no real "fat".
So save your money: eat clean, kill it at the gym, drink loads of water, take a multivitamin and you'll be fine.
I'm gonna weigh myself at the end of the 10 days and see if I lost weight, and just gonna agree that I paid for the workout plan!