My Purium Transformation Cleanse Part Three:
The BEFORE & AFTER + Final Thoughts
07/04/2014 [NEW] See end of review for update
**Disclaimer: I am NOT a Purium distributor and will NOT get any compensation for purchases made from this review. There are no affiliate links in this post. Any links will take you directly to the Purium website. The code provided is from the person who sold me the system. This is an unbiased review. Now let’s get to it.
David Sandoval’s 10-Day Celebrity Transformation Cleanse is a 10 day (obviously) system that resets your metabolism, breaks your addition to sugar & junk food, detoxes your body, cleanses your digestive tract and in the process, you’ll lose 5-20 pounds. [READ Part One: The System] [READ Part Two: 10-Day Diary]
Part Three : The Before & After + Final Thoughts will reveal my REAL before and after photos, what I really thought about the Purium 10-Day Transformation Cleanse and if its worth your time and money.
Well, here it is. For the last 10 days (or 9 to be precise) I’ve endured my first cleanse – the Purium 10-Day Transformation Cleanse [READ Review Part 1: The System].
So, here I am (finally!) at the end. Am I impressed with the photos? Not really – I’ll never be a Purium poster girl. I will say that it looks like I lost the extra layer of fat I acquired from my new desk job and when I get dressed things are a lot less lumpy!
I really like the Apothe-Cherry at night. Since I’ve been drinking it,my stress level seems much lower and I feel more relaxed, even if I’ve been thrown a few curve balls lately.
WAS IT WORTH IT? Yes and no. Its been several days since I stopped and I’ve eaten a lot less, been less hungry in general and have very little craving for sugar. If you have a food addiction to sugar, junk food or caffeine OR if you have never tried to eat clean before – this is definitely worth a try. For those who have the willpower and the means to eat clean & right plus exercise, this is a great kick start or amplifier. Can you get the same results without it and for less money? I’m convinced the answer is yes.
I’m not here to give you a pep talk and convince you to try the 10-Day Transformation Cleanse. Regardless of what other people have claimed – its hard. I’m imagining that a very small percentage of people are able to get through the entire 10 days. Plus its not just 10 days. There’s several weeks of follow up and you need to start thinking about what you’re going to eat – or you’ll put the weight right back on in a matter of weeks.
I chose not to do a specific follow up – but I haven’t had fast food and continue to have Amazing Meal (not a Purium product) shakes for breakfast. In the last 4 days, I’ve put on 1 pound. I normally don’t gain weight without a good effort – so whether the weight loss was really fat or just water remains to be seen over the next few weeks (I’ll update).
Personally, I will never do a cleanse for this length of time again. I firmly believe if you are serious about getting healthy and want long term results, you need to educate and train yourself to make good nutrition and lifestyle choices daily. Developing a healthy (both literally and emotionally) relationship with food should be a lifetime learning process and change.
What the Future Holds. I’m going to eat junk food. I love chocolate and tacos. However, I am going to drastically minimize the amount of rubbish I put into my body and focus on eating nutritious whole foods as much as possible.
the FINAL ROAR!: Purium 10-Day Transformation Cleanse isn’t a miracle product. The system is easy to follow – but it isn’t easy to convince yourself that you’re satisfied. While it presents a quick-fix way to detox your body of excess water weight, sugar cravings and definitely reduces your appetite, if you can’t afford the $244+ and costly follow up – eating organic fruits, vegetables and lean non-animal protein (plus tons of water) can give you similar results in the long run. I’m glad I gave it a go – but my results were more mental than physical with benefits that can’t be weighed.
UPDATE (07/04/2014): I finished the Purium Cleanse in April 2014 – and here we are 3 months later. So what happened? My current weight is 140.6 lbs. Regardless of what any Purium distributor might tell you – the initial weight loss is going to be water [READ THIS], particularly in the first few days. Of course, this depends on the individual, but after returning to a healthy diet (with a few cheats), I gained the weight back within a few weeks.
So since I hate dieting and I honestly can’t see depriving myself of chewing food ever again – I switched to exercise. For 5 weeks I did the T25 Alpha which is primarily cardio. I lost nothing. In fact, I gained a few pounds even with watching what I ate most of the time. Keep in mind that I stopped taking birth control pills back in late March.
In the last several weeks I’ve been varying my workouts – adding Barry’s Boot Camp, Windsor PIlates, 30 Day Shred and T25. I’ve lost about 2 pounds of what I’m assuming is fat. How can I tell? My waist measurement is the same as when I was 133.9 lbs. (end of cleanse). WHAT?? Yeah – same. You can’t argue with that. Weight loss rate is only about .5 pounds a week – but this is without any kind of planned diet. In fact, I’ve been eating more junk than usual.
FYI – I’ll be doing a blog post that will follow what I do over the next 10 weeks. The goal – lose 5 pounds. I’m going to keep alternating the workouts, adding in uphill walking as well. The “diet” will be upping the protein, eating a smaller dinner, minimizing (not cutting out) sweets and having “juice” at least 5x a week. [JUICE – fresh cucumber, ginger, tumeric, lemon, green apple juice blended with kale, cucumber, frozen mango]. I’ll keep track of what I’m doing, what I’m eating (or cheating) and my progress.