In the past, my go-to detox was Arden’s Garden two day juice cleanse. I have done this detox at least ten times and it helps get me re-focused.
When Performance 2 foods contacted me and asked if I would like to try their two day juice and food cleanse, Speedloss, I said sure. I have had it for a few weeks waiting for the perfect time to try it out.
With the abundance of Halloween candy I have consumed as well as a lack of exercise after my half-marathon last weekend, I knew this was the time to give it a try.
I reluctantly got on the scale the first morning Saturday morning to get my starting weight.
Oh boy…that was NOT good. Good thing it is my STARTING weight.
The program is very well laid out. There are two bags clearly labeled Day 1 and Day 2. Inside are smaller bags with the food, vitamins, and shakes that you will consume that day. There are even cute sayings on the bag to keep you motivated and inspired. You also get a container of Juice and a water bottle.
Your day starts off with a chocolate shake upon two hours of waking up. I mixed it with milk and ice in the blender. It was yummy. I expected it to taste like I protein shake but it didn’t. It was de-licious and even had chunks of real chocolate in it.
This is followed up with some vitamins. No biggie there. Drinking lots of water in the meantime.
For lunch you get soup. It is a tomato flavored soup that is actually quite thick and not bad tasting at all. It isn’t the BEST soup I have ever had but it wasn’t horrible.
After soup, it kind of goes down hill from here on day 1. The soup is followed by a juice called Superfood which is green and gross in my opinion. I didn’t really have juice to mix it with so I mixed it with Crystal Light. I don’t think the contrast was enough to NOT taste the green-ness of this drink. Blah. My dad used to drink this stuff called Barley Green and it reminded me of that. Anyway, down it went. I was thankful when it was over.
Next came a Cleanse Packet. This was just like a fizzy juice that you drank fast. Reminded me of Alka Seltzer the way it fizzed and tasted kind of fruity. This was ok tasting. Since you basically chug it, you barely taste it anyway.
This is followed by a trim tea (just a tea bag you steep in water) and Sedona Juice until bedtime. The Sedona Juice tastes like an apple/grape juice. It is very good.
All of this is followed up heavily by lots of water. They want you drinking about a gallon a day.
Saturday night I felt pretty bad. I almost passed out I was so lethargic. I had a headache all day long (probably from my body detoxing all the crap I had put in my system) and I was not a very happy person to be around.
I ended up falling asleep on the couch around 8:30 and slept for 12 hours straight. I did get up to go from the couch to the bed and I swear I felt like I had been drugged. Not such a bad thing but it did make me wonder what was in the last little bit of stuff I had.
I wasn’t expecting a miracle when I stepped on the scale Sunday morning but I did get a nice surprise:
Down 3 pounds from the day before. I will take it. However, the raging headache continues. So…let’s see what is in store for Day 2:
The morning begins with oatmeal. I made it with skim milk for a few extra nutrients. The taste was ok. The directions were a little unclear so I might have made it wrong.
Enjoy the oatmeal because that is all the food you are getting for the day.
The remainder of the day you drink nothing but liquids. There is a “Kicker Powder” and Sedona Detox Juice.
lots of water…
This whole day, I was really hungry. I tried to drink at least 100 ounces of water to stay satisfied but it just wasn’t happening. I was hungry. I did work outside in the yard for about an hour and a half and my energy level was significantly higher. This generally happens on the second day of a cleanse for me.
When I got on the scale on Monday morning, the two days of hard work had paid off:
Down 6 pounds in two days. I will take it!
Would I do this cleanse again? Sure…for free. There is no way I would pay the asking price of $199 for this product. I don’t feel like you get your money’s worth. There is no way this box of supplies cost anywhere near $200. I heard there are lots of coupons available out there so if you are considering this cleanse, make sure you get it at a deal.
Is this lasting weight loss? Depends on my behavior. If I go back to eating crap, the weight will come back on. If I stick to what I know to do, Weight Watchers, it should stay off. Only time will tell. I only recommend detoxes to jump start weight loss. Like all “fad diets” if you don’t change the lifestyle, the weight loss is only temporary.
This box of Speedloss was provided to me in order to try the product and review. There was no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.