I initially looked into the MC for weight loss. But I was intrigued to learn that it isn't just some crash diet. It seemed a HEALTHY thing to do for your body, so I tried it. I would say I needed to lose about 25 pounds. I did the MC last month and did 10 days. It was not as hard as one thinks, once you get past the first couple of days. The hardest part is being socialable without explaining why you aren't eating (I did want criticism from people or have to go into explanations).
I lost about 11-12 pounds (down from 175 to 163 point something on a digital scale). However, I had an expectation to put a couple back on for water weight, etc. I have been off the MC for 25 days. I have held steady at 164-165. While on the MC I craved healthy items, like salads and soups. I am a sweet lover, so this was a new concept to not even care about cookies and things like that. Since being off I haven't been depriving myself of things. I try to use portion control, make healthy menu choices, and just use overall good sense. I know my metabolism needs to rebuild. I have had occasional handfuls of M&Ms and I am a suc*** for sweet tea.
I want to make lifestyle changes so that I do not feel like I am on a diet forever. I had no adverse effects to the MC; I felt pretty good and really just had a bad headache the first couple of days and sporadic fatigue throught the cleanse that would pass.
As far as weight loss from the MC, I believe it should be a reward for desiring to make yourself better inside. I think you should BELIEVE in its cleansing and detoxing properties in order to have maximum effect. I think it does renew your mindset into WANTING to make healthy changes in your diet and in your life in general. My view is that people only wanting to lose weight quick will not have learned anything and find themselves back in the same rut in the not-too-distant future. Plus, those would be the ones that come off disappointed that they ONLY lost 10 pounds when really they wanted to lose more.
My goal is to try this about every four months for a recharge. If I can maintain my weight, then each MC should help me get to my 25 pound overall goal by the end of the year. Not too bad since I have been wrestling with a weight problem since I had my baby 2 1/2 years ago. What I like most is that this is a healthy way to lose weight, with other times focusing on exercise and making good food choices.
I just wanted to share my experience. I hope it is encouraging for you.
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