It’s day 2 of my trial by fire, I mean, Dr. Oz’s 2 Week Rapid Weight Loss Program. I was finally able to get into life with Depends – I mean things evened out and I was able to think of something aside peeing for a day. Today was manageable. I tried the hot water and lemon thing again – sorry, can’t do it – it tastes like drinking dishsoap to me. I’ll be going with room temperature for the rest of the two weeks. I love water and lemon so I didn’t think it would be such an issue. On a brighter note, my bananas were smoothie worthy and it ended up tasting a bit better. Blending it longer worked at getting rid of most of the grittiness too. It still took me half an hour to down that sucker, but I did it. I just keep telling myself it’s only twelve more days.
Let me review the lemons and lemonade (in honour of the water that I love to hate):
lemon – the hot water and lemon : )
lemonade – the less gritty smoothie
lemon – I forget to take the probiotic in the morning for the second straight day PLUS my zinc and Vitamin D
lemonade – I remembered my iron and Vitamin B
lemon – green tea – I’ll get used to it
lemonade – the detox vegetable broth is surprisingly good – it has a nice gingery flavour. I’m so glad that I’m such an amazing cook. I even thought to strain the vegetables through since you are allowed them on this diet. Brilliant!
I CAN’T LIE!!!! My mother cooked the soup (gallons of it) which is why it likely tastes so good. Lets just say straining the vegetables through was a collaboration of sorts. Thank you for the soup Mummy – especially since I know you think I’m crazy for doing this. Judgey readers, I did heat it up myself though – doesn’t that count? I carried it home on the subway too – and she’s getting all the glory! Maybe I did her a favour – maybe she needed something to do that day? I’ll stop joking – I am truly grateful and she even went out in the cold of winter to do this for me. I also have to thank my sister for teaching me how to use a blender. I am a bit pathetic in the kitchen – but the first step is admitting that you have a problem.
At the end of day two, I have to give Dr. Oz credit – I do feel better. I’m not as uncomfortable after I eat. I don’t think it’s sustainable long term, but definitely a good to try for me. If you do decide to try this (after speaking to a health care professional, of course), make sure that you like vegetables (which I do) because it will be unbearable if you don’t. You do have to drink a lot of water too – you’re having tons of fibre. Hummus is your friend – it’s great to dip veggies in or to use to replace salad dressing. You can still have olive oil and balsamic, but if you want to switch it up, it’s a good option.