A few weeks ago I took part in a Forever Living 7 day shake challenge. Over the next few days I’ll be posting the blogs I wrote during the challenge in case any of you were thinking of trying it yourselves! I paid for my own shakes and I was not compensated in any way to write these posts – well, other than with a (hopefully) slightly flatter stomach at the end anyway!
So here we are at Day 3 of my Forever Living 7 day shake challenge (read parts one and two here). As I mentioned in the introduction, I won’t actually be able to complete the full seven days in a row as I am attending my best friend’s wedding at the weekend (oh and I did I mention… I’m a bridesmaid!) so you’d better believe I’ll be eating and drinking everything in sight! Still, I figured five days was better than no days and it would at least give me a good idea of what the challenge is like. Plus I can use the final two days as a ‘post wedding’ detox so actually it works out pretty well.
I’ll be honest and say that this morning, the idea of having nothing but those shakes again until dinner time basically made me want to not bother! Although I’ve discovered that, blended with a load of tasty berries and crushed ice the vanilla shake is actually fairly nice (it’s far too sweet for me otherwise though), the idea of no yummy breakfast or lunch food is just…. depressing. However, I am not a quitter and I’m determined to see it through (plus I can’t deny that this morning’s non bloated flat stomach was a pretty good motivator!)
I made the days’ worth up in one batch again to take with me to work. I would prefer to make it fresh each time, as I found the second one yesterday was not quite as nice (probably because I prefer it with all the crushed ice blended in) but obviously as I add the berries, this is not an option unless I want to take a blender into work with me!
I prepared myself a bit better today as I’d found the lack of ‘real’ food hard to deal with yesterday so I brought in a huge bag of carrot sticks (raw fruit and veg are allowed) to snack on during the day. I also still had my morning cup of tea but I’m only drinking the lemon and ginger tea once I arrive at work. I’m wondering how long until the caffeine withdrawal kicks in to be honest!
I found the carrot sticks really helpful in dealing with the hunger (which I’m starting to recognise is actually more the craving to chew something!) so I will definitely be repeating that tomorrow.