On the show, we offer you a lot of suggestions and solutions, and we’re always happy to hear your success stories! On today’s show, we’re introducing the 7-Day Swimsuit Cleanse, based on Dr. Caroline Apovian’s book, The Overnight Diet. According to Dr. Apovian, if you follow this cleanse, you could lose 5 pounds in one week – without giving up the things you love. Read a testimonial from Kerri O’Shea Kirchner, a 30-year-old mom of three from Lancaster, PA. She’s a dedicated Dr. Oz fan and swimsuit-cleanse success story.
“After having three children in 3.5 years, my weight has shifted drastically, but I never got back to my ‘pre-baby’ weight. When I was contacted by The Dr. Oz Show to participate in the swimsuit cleanse, I jumped in. I figured that I could always try it and see if it worked for me. If it did not, then I would move on to try something else.
“When I was told I would be participating in a cleanse, I immediately thought that I would be drinking some strange concoctions and would feel hungry all the time. As soon as I received the book in the mail, I was so excited to see that I could eat ‘regular’ food and it did not appear difficult to follow. I was happy to see I would not be spending hours in the kitchen making foods I [was not familiar with].
“I feel amazing. … The smoothie day is a great boost to the week. The other six days of the week I feel energized, full and happy. The recipes in The Overnight Diet are a great tool. Before participating in the cleanse, I needed coffee and caffeine to make it through each day. Now, I do not need it. The food provides the energy I need.
“The results from the diet are better than I thought. I have been on the diet for about 3 weeks and I am down about 13 pounds. A majority of the weight came off by changing my diet. Having three kids under 4, I do not have the time to spend hours in the gym. I have spent about 25 minutes, 3 times a week following some of the exercises in the book to aid in the weight loss.
“My outlook has changed 100% since being on the cleanse. My eating habits have changed so much over the past few weeks that eating healthier is becoming more of a habit. Once I started really watching what I was eating, I noticed that I snacked a lot! I would have cookies, crackers, pretzels, all of the snacks I feed my kids. I also noticed that I didn’t eat enough protein and didn’t drink enough water. All of that has changed. I snack, but on fruits and veggies. I drink water all of the time and I aim to eat protein with every meal.
“I am excited for the future on this cleanse, and I plan to follow it for a very long time. I still have a ways to go until I am considered to have a healthy BMI. But I am on my way!”