Detoxing is all the rage these days, with juice cleanses, cayenne pepper diets, and <enter most recent detox trend here>. I figured I would jump on the band wagon, and try the Jillian Michaels Detox Water, which didn’t make me stop eating, so all systems were a go to give this one a try.
This one is actually quite simple. All you do is make this Detox Water, and drink it in its entirety throughout the day for 7 days. You don’t have to stop eating, and you can still drink other things outside of the Detox Water, as long as you make sure you finish it. One catch, which can make this an easy detox or a more difficult one: You will be consuming 61 ounces of this drink.
What is in this Detox Water you ask? Nothing too crazy.
-60 oz distilled water
-1 T 100% pure cranberry juice (no sugar added, non-cocktail)
-2 T lemon juice
-1 dandelion root tea bag
All the ingredients were easy enough to find (you can find the dandelion root tea at Whole Foods, any nature store, GNC), and the process of making it is simple – you just mix it all together, leaving the tea bag in it all day.
The Purpose? If you drink this Detox Water for 7 days straight, Jillian Michaels says it will help you lose up to 5 lbs. in excess water weight.
My Thoughts? I didn’t find it very difficult to do, but then again I am used to drinking a lot of water every day. I kept it next to me all day, so it was easy to grab, and I didn’t get left with a ton to drink at the end of the day. As for the flavor – it was pretty lemony. I didn’t find it bitter, as you might imagine it being from the tea. It actually was a bit tart, and went down the hatch rather easily.
Did it work? Eh. I lost maybe a pound or two. Not sure if it is because I drink this much tea/water each day anyways, or because it was the beginning of that not so lovely time of the month, but I didn’t see much of a difference. Also, since I have been eating healthier (minus superbowl weekend..oh my!), the weight loss could have been from that. Overall, I didn’t see anything negative about it though, so I would recommend it to someone that may feel bloated, or could use drinking more water/tea. I’ve read that others aren’t as hungry while they are doing it, and they lose the full 5 pounds, so power to you if you want to give it a shot. Plus, Dandelion Root is supposed to be great for your liver and digestion.