What I’ve been eating

It’s day 14 of the #Dherbs full body cleanse. The first week was cake. I didn’t eat cake though don’t worry!

The second week has been agonizing. I don’t know how people live the raw life. I had a few mishaps and paid for them. I ate veggie chips. Bad idea. Canola oil is the devil. Came right out if you know what I mean…

My last week will be rough because I’m traveling to California and Ghana this week. All I can do is try my best. Wish me well. 


Mango Avocado En Salade

Remember me?

I know it’s been a while. So much has happened. I attended the Zumba Instructor Convention last week. It was amazing. Yesterday was also my last day as a post-doc. My new job starts in two weeks. Oh, and did I mention this week I started the DHerbs full body cleanse?

It’s the second day of the cleanse and I’m doing better than expected. For lunch today I had a mango avocado salad:

1 mango (peeled, pitted, and diced)

1 avocado (peeled, pitted, and diced)

1 TBS cilantro and sea salt

1 small red onion (diced)

Lime juice

Mix it in a bowl. #theend

I am full AND satisfied! The next time I have to figure out a way to slice the mango so that it doesn’t come out mushy. My boyfriend said to put it in the freezer first, but the last time I did that I forgot it was in there!

Maybe frozen mango chunks instead?


I’m an all or nothing kind of person. I either don’t eat sweets, or I’ll eat a pint of ice cream. I don’t do well with moderation. It’s my confession to you. I recognize my weakness.

dherbs2I’ve been working on reducing (and eventually eliminating) my processed sugar intake, but I’ll be honest, it’s been a struggle. The first week went very well, and then came the celebrating. It seems that the only way to shock my body back to a place where I can manage/maintain my weight is to go on an extreme cleansing regimen. Thus, beginning August 1st I’ll be doing the DHerbs Full Body Cleanse.

This 20 day program is designed to (per the DHerbs website):

  • Detoxify, rejuvenate, and strengthen the body and all of its eliminative channels
  • Work to release necessary weight (10-30lbs)
  • Help to enhance the immune system
  • Help improve skin complexion
  • Work to increase energy levels
  • Support normalized and regulated body functions
  • Work to eradicate sugar and junk food cravings
  • Help to maintain healthy libido and circulation

Results may vary.

The most difficult part of this cleanse will be consuming a raw diet for 20 days. I’m going to have to PLAN each and every meal out and come up with a TON of recipes, because there’s no way I’ll eat the same salad 3 times a day for 20 days!

I’ll be blogging along the way. Wish me the best.

Tea for Detox (COUPON ALERT)

Plain white rice. I had too much of it this weekend. I celebrated my friend’s birthday on Saturday. It began with lunch at Jimmy Hula’s. I wrote about that place before, remember? Well this time I got a wipeout taco AND the baja bowl with grilled chicken and WHITE RICE!

Afterwards we hit the Cork & Olive for PaintNite. We both tried a flight of Moscato. #sugaronfleek

THEN we hit the Orlando Improv to see Finesse Mitchell. The night ended with sweet potato fries and a brownie sundae. OMG.

I’m feeling like a pig. I did manage to get my exercise in, but nevertheless, I ate way too many calories and consumed an obscene amount of sugar.


Photo credit: penelopesoaisis.com

I jump started my “get your life in order” regimen last night with a cup of Teami Colon tea. The benefits of this tea are amazing (taken directly from the Teami website*):

  • Improved digestion
  • Cleansing and detox
  • Ridding the body of toxic waste
  • Improving sleep

*Results may vary

Couple this tea with healthy eating and exercise and your body will thank you. Teami also has a host of teas with various benefits: Profit, Alive, Energy, and Relax.

Here’s a gift for you. Purchase ANYTHING from Teami’s website and you’ll receive a discount at checkout if you enter the coupon code drzumba.

If you try the tea I’d love to get your feedback. It’s certainly helping me get over my piggish weekend!

(Is piggish a word?)