Tuesday Trends: Dr. Oz 3-Day Detox Cleanse Review + Lilly Pulitzer Sale Ends Today!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that the hubs just finished a de-tox cleanse.  He started it on Friday morning, and ended it on Sunday night.  Many of you wanted details, so I let him explain how it worked for him.  Honestly, it’s a great way to start off the year!
After falling off of an exercise regimen in September, Thanksgiving, Christmas (including 1 week in South Georgia eating my grandmother’s cooking), and everything else that goes with the holidays, I needed to jump start a new routine.  The “Dr. Oz 3-day Detox Cleanse” seemed to fit the bill.

The program is very easy to follow.  Per day you have 4 smoothies, a cup of green tea, 3 basic supplements, and an Epsom salt bath.  I found the ingredients easy to find (Trader Joe’s had everything except Epsom Salt) and cost per day was about $30.  The cost was more than I expected, but there were leftovers and if you do the cleanse with a partner you can cut the cost per day.  Here is a shopping guide, menu, and schedule:

Day 1

Green tea will not provide the caffeine kick you crave if you are a coffee drinker, but I enjoyed it.  The breakfast smoothie tastes great.  I used frozen berries in all of the smoothies which helped with the temperature and texture.  The lunch smoothie looks like swamp juice but isn’t too bad.  Make sure you peel the limes before blending.  While I am sure the rinds are packed with super food mojo, they make the drink hard to get down.  For a snack, I had the breakfast drink again.  The dinner drink looks purplish brown but tastes pretty good.  If you don’t like cayenne pepper this may be a tough drink, but I thought the kick was good.

The bath is pretty relaxing, but I used Eucalyptus Epsom salts and the smell didn’t go over well with Ashley.

My only side effect on Day 1 was a dull headache in the afternoon (probably caffeine-related).

I had a hard time getting to sleep, but woke up well-rested.

Day 2

Cravings hit me on Day Two.  Playoff football and smoothies don’t go well together and every commercial and show on tv seemed to involve food.  Day Two, I was irritable, had a dull headache, and some achy joints.

Mentally, I think the process is getting me prepared to eat healthier.  Pizza and fast food commercials don’t seem to get me salivating like the healthier fare on the cooking channel.  I’m not sure if that’s a coping response, but it was unexpected.

I had a great night sleep and woke up very clear-headed and rested.

Day 3

The drinks all tasted better.  I continued to have a dull headache and mild joint soreness.  I had much more energy and even went for a quick jog and a light workout.   I substituted time in the steam room for the Epsom salt bath.


I felt great the next morning.  I had two eggs, oj, and almond milk for breakfast.   A salad with mix greens and grilled chicken for lunch.  Two beers, quinoa and brown rice, and venison and vegetable vindaloo for dinner.  I also hit the gym again.

I lost 6 lbs over the three days.  A couple of people at work did mention that I looked refreshed, but I was also coming back from two weeks vacation.  I also felt a little bit sharper mentally (pulling the name of a random acquaintance who I haven’t seen in a couple of years out of thin air….not my forte).

I am pretty skeptical that these types of diets/programs can offer a significant impact on your overall health.  That said, this program certainly helped motivate me to clean up my diet a bit and kickstart a consistent workout regimen (tri season here I come!).  The thought of doing it again right now is not appealing, but maybe I can use the memory of it as motivation not to fall off the workout wagon.  Incorporating a smoothie every once in awhile as a meal replacement is tolerable.  How else are you supposed to choke down kale?

I hope this was helpful!  Good luck, if you decide to take the detox plunge!
I’m still trying to talk myself into it sometime…

Also, I know I’ve been bragging about my Vitamix blender lately, but I love it!  It completely liquifies all of these ingredients, including the celery stalks, apple peels and cucumber peels.


Today is the final day of the Lilly Pulitzer New Year Cheer Sale!  I definitely stocked up on shifts for the girls, and a few things for me.  The prices this year were pretty hard to beat.  I actually just went back and ordered this top, the back is too cute, and the fabric is super soft.  I have it in green, but snagged the melon color too.  Hard to think of warmth and tan skin, when it’s 9 degrees outside, but it’ll be fun to pull out once the weather turns.

Here are others, I’m still considering… 

 I hate that I didn’t get a chance to try this Houston Top on, when it was in stores.  It reminds me so much of the Elsa, without sleeves.  I was actually thinking of still ordering one, to try out.

The embellishment on this Havana Top makes me want to order it.
It’d be so easy to throw on and go, no other jewelry required.

Love the sweet little pink bow on the back of this Rue Sweater Dress.
My favorite Lilly Pulitzer Dress from this past year, the Pearl, is still available.
It’s not as short as it appears here.  Can’t believe the price is only $99.  It retailed for $358?!
Happy Tuesday, Y’all!

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Trends: Dr. Oz 3-Day Detox Cleanse Review + Lilly Pulitzer Sale Ends Today!

  1. That last dress is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had some money to throw at this sale! I would blow some serious cash today! Thanks for sharing though.

    Angi@ cantbuymlovvve.blogspot.com

  2. love that top!! hope they make it in other colors. that melon doesn't look good on me:/ wish i would have noticed the green yesterday!

    Did you see the Evelyn dress in the flash sale? Not sure if that's your style, but it would look cute on you:)

    Hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

  3. Based on the IG pictures, I thought it was the Dr. Oz cleanse. I did the cleanse with 3 other girls back in September after a half marathon weekend in Virginia Beach where we ran and ate/drank every tasty thing in sight. Like your husband, the caffeine-deprived headaches were the worst part. Also, I didn't love the lunch smoothie. I think it had a little too much celery in it for me.

  4. Ahhh…stop it, you're tempting me! After buying my computer, I have banned myself from ANY shopping until February, so I hadn't even glanced at the sale! You will love the Schully top…I have it in mint and got a ton of wear from it this summer!

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