Jillian Michaels Detox Water


My final weight has been submitted and reviewed by Diet Bet, and I am an official winner! (Danny is submitting his weight tonight.) I lost a total of 6.6 pounds in four weeks. Now, we just have to wait until everyone weighs in to see how much money we won!

I am a little nervous now that the Diet Bet is over. Challenges like Diet Bet and The Biggest Loser program that I participated in at my gym over the summer really help keep me motivated and accountable. Once they’re over, I feel like I’ll start slipping into my old habits of overeating and consuming way too much sugar. Then, I think about how far I’ve come, and how I don’t want to gain back any of the weight that I loss.

I have lost 34 pounds since April 2012 and that is an accomplishment for me. I will be posting updated weight loss pics soon. But we have a lot of days coming up soon that require being around a lot of snacks and food, and I sometimes have a hard time with portion control.

Jaden’s family birthday party is Saturday and we’re having pizza, salad, snacks, and cake. Tuesday is his actual birthday, and he wants to go to Red Robin (hello, bottomless steak fries). Thursday is Valentine’s Day, and I plan on making stuffed shells…and I bought Funfetti Valentine’s cake mix.


Then, my dad and stepmom’s birthday is the following weekend, and there will be more cake involved.

I just really need to stick to making healthy choices and having treats in moderation. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. We’ll see how it goes!

Detox Water

I was browsing on Pinterest the other day, and I came across a recipe for Jillian Michael’s detox water/tea. Basically, you mix up the following ingredients:

  • 60 ounces distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free cranberry juice
  • 1 dandelion root tea bag
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


Then, you drink the whole thing throughout the day. You mix up a new batch everyday for seven days. It’s supposed to help you remove the toxins from your body and shed any water weight.

The thing that I liked about this detox tea is that it is not a fast. You continue to eat during the day as you normally would. It’s not a cleanse or a fast where all you do is drink and not eat any food. You simply drink the tea all day in addition to your regular diet.

The ingredients are pretty simple and normal, so I was thinking about trying it out just to see if it helps or has any benefits. I’m thinking about starting it next week and drinking the tea for one week.


Today’s Workout

  • 1.05 miles treadmill, walked <—- Yes, I’m still just walking
  • Step Class – 60 minutes

There is one word for today’s Step class: Intense. The normal Step instructor was out today because of back problems, and the sub was one of the other instructors (she was also one of the instructors for the Biggest Loser, Body Pump, and a personal trainer) and she is tough! Needless to say, today’s Step class was a great workout.

After my hard workout, I treated myself to a McDonald’s coffee and coffee yogurt. I figure it’s better than chocolate cake. Well, nothing’s better than chocolate cake. I figure it’s got to be healthier than chocolate cake.



Lunch this afternoon was scrambled egg whites with red onion, green pepper, broccoli, and feta cheese with peanut butter french toast and blueberries.


Whenever I take my camera out, this little lady automatically starts saying cheese, cheese.


It’s so cute!

Crunchmaster Winner

#24 – alw6ys


Congrats! Please email your shipping address to runeatplay at hotmail dot com as soon as possible. Thanks!

Have a great afternoon!

Questions of the day:

  • How do you keep yourself on the right track when eating? What motivates you?
  • What’s your biggest splurge? For me it’s sweets. I love them all – cookies, cake, donuts, candy…
  • Did you workout today?


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28 Responses to Jillian Michaels Detox Water

  1. WooHoo! I was rooting for you! 🙂 I did workout this morning, but was so sore from a tough leg day, I just did used the elliptical for cardio as I listened to one of my IIN lectures, and then finished with some chest and tricep exercises . . . and then as much foam rolling as my legs could stand. 🙂

  2. I keep myself on track by enjoying everything in moderation. I don’t want to backslide, but a little bit of something is better than a binge of everything. Baked goods are my downfall. I love to bake. And ranch dressing.
    I did the elliptical and some leg weights.

    The Kidless Kronicles

  3. shes so cute 🙂 I really need to find some chobani bites. Target here I come!

  4. Congrats on the win!! Enjoy Red Robin and the fun fetti yum@

  5. Congrats on winning! That’s a great loss in just 4 weeks!
    I always remind myself how shitty I’ll feel later on if I over-do it. It also helps when I have an intense workout planned the next day. As far as sweets, I’m a fro yo girl all the way!

  6. amy

    Congrats on winning!

  7. Can you believe I actually made my weigh in!!!! I drank SO much water and green tea that I was up 4 times last night, lol! I know some of my loss was water weight and will be short lived but I was happy just the same!! Like you, I need something to continue to keep me accountable. I am thinking about signing up for another Diet Bet but I haven’t decided just yet.

  8. Congrats on winning!! I had a bad weekend celebrating my inlaws 50th anniversary and enjoyed WAY too much cake!! I should consider the weight loss challenge that I noticed my gym has. I got in a 4 mile treadmill run today!!

  9. Jaden sure knows the perfect spot for a birthday dinner. I think that will be one of the first place I eat at when I arrive in the states for my visit in March. I need some of their sweet potato fries!!

  10. “I figure it’s better than chocolate cake. Well, nothing’s better than chocolate cake. I figure it’s got to be healthier than chocolate cake.” <– Hilarious. And true.

  11. Pam S

    After finally finishing Diet Bet, I had fish and chips for dinner and mini chocolate and vanilla cheesecake for dessert, I still feel so bloated and stuffed the morning after so makes you realize what food like that does to you when you don’t have it for a long time and I completely agree you don’t want to undo all the hard work we’ve just put in, so back to a healthy start today!

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  13. Claire C

    My sister just told me about the Jillian Michaels detox water and she is going to try it. I was intrigued and thinking about it. Did you feel like it worked ?

    • runeatplay

      I did lose about 4-5 pounds while doing it. I think it’s mostly water weight, but it helps get rid of the bloat!

  14. Is is easy to make tea everyday for detox?? Or do stores already sell tea bags with all your ingredients so people can buy and just drink?? What do you recommend?? We just created a group of 4 girls our goal this new year is loose weight do lots of workout etc. people sell at GNC or vitamin shoppe all kinds of pills to detox I really don’t believe in pills a lot, I trust that by making your tea we all are going to try it in the group, by drinking it we can loose some pounds, but which is easy need a suggestion please HELP!!

    • runeatplay

      I made a big pitcher of the tea and kept it in the fridge! All the ingredients have to be bought separate but it’s really easy to make. These days I try just to drink a lot of water rather than the detox tea! 🙂

  15. also I like to mention I have 2 friends they are mid- 40ish ️️anyway they drink herbalife products I notice they lost lots of pounds, but body looks all hanging they say is normal, I am not a fitness trainer etc. but when I see this herbalife product to me it seems probably a way to loose, but if people don’t workout body muscles don’t go back in place not unless you workout, as far as herbalife people use lots of money to buy products that sometimes will work, depending how you take them, these girls take pills I notice a lot weight lost, but big stomach still there funny how can you have stomach bigger than butt?? Lol!!! Is not normal, so is better a healthy diet, exercise, no cheating…I believe in jillians workout tips and my group and I will start soon as soon as I get answer on tea I ask earlier thank you!! Was just a comment

  16. Please need answer on my comments above thank you

    • runeatplay

      I think the best way to lose weight is to eat right, exercise, and drink plenty of water. You don’t need Herbalife, detoxes, or other gimics. Eat healthy the majority of the time and exercise. A flat stomach comes from nutrition. Like the saying goes goes, “abs are made in the kitchen and revealed in the gym.” 🙂

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