My juice-based 3 day detox plan has been a huge challenge for me - a challenge that I gladly accepted and decided to share with you. A few weeks ago I started the program and made sure to walk you through my step-by-step progress via Instagram.
Truth be told, I never followed a detox plan so regularly before even though my diet is gluten and sugar free with minimal consumption of dairy and red meat per week. I reduced sugar and gluten by around 70-80%, trying not to deprive my body of essential nutrients necessary for my well-being.
The transition to a drug rehab program proved difficult but overall smooth. I felt that I needed to prepare my body because it was a big change even for someone like me who is used to eating organic and clean. One day before the start of the program, I started the transition and that's how I did it.
Note that we all have different needs and our bodies do not work in the same way. This is my personal experience based on what I needed and I am definitely not suggesting that you follow a detox plan regardless of your personal needs - just take what is important to you from my experience and adjust it to your needs. daily needs and habits. .Detox is an act of love towards our body to show it that despite our crazy and difficult lives, we still care and make efforts to try to cleanse it of all kinds of unnecessary and dangerous toxins.
THE DETOX PLAN
My detox plan was to Verve juice and, depending on your tastes and needs, you can follow a 1, 3, 5 or 7 day plan. It only includes juices without any kind of solid food. Besides cleansing, juices help hydrate, fight stress, inflammation, boost your immune system and digestion, and support your stamina.
Green vegetables, apple, coconut water, pear, lemon, pineapple, raw cocoa, Himalayan salt, vanilla, cinnamon, cilantro, ginger, mint, thyme, grapefruit, honey, orange, carrot, beet and turmeric.
All in 6 ultra-stimulating juice bottles for 6 meals a day.
That being said, I'm sure you're wondering how I managed to do it without eating anything for 3 days in a row - just drinking the juice. I'll be honest with you: it wasn't easy but I did it.
HOW WAS MY THREE DAYS
The first day was easy I guess because I had that extra energy. I was excited about the decision I made and the project I undertook - I wasn't quite aware of the effort I had to make. Exercise: no.
The second day was the most difficult for me. I woke up feeling less energetic and wondered if I was pushing myself too hard doing this. After I drank the first juice, I felt stronger. On the second day I ate half a cucumber for lunch and a carrot for dinner - I didn't notice any changes except the solid food feeling in my stomach. These two vegetables are allowed as well as almonds for a daily snack during the detox treatment. Exercise: no.
On my third day in the program, I had the strange feeling of an empty stomach - not hungry. I was not hungry at all while doing the detox because all the juices were so nutritious and kept me full. I wasn't really hungry on the third day, just that strange feeling of being on an empty stomach.
The third day of the cleaning program and I was going to Spetses to attend the Spetsathlon athletic event. Following a detox plan on the go was not a challenge, but for future reference, I prefer to be at home while on the program. Traveling affects my mood as my body needs a change - I wouldn't suggest going on a detox plan if you are about to travel as in my opinion you won't be able to cope, mainly for practical reasons because fresh juices need to be stored at an appropriate temperature. Exercise: no.
IMPORTANT QUESTION (I guess): Have I lost weight?
I bet you are wondering if I lost weight after doing the detox. Well I lost 2kg mainly by getting rid of fluids as I was drinking almost 2 liters of water a day apart from juices. Plus, I have a flat stomach like I always do when cutting down on gluten. Overall, the detox plan is a great start for anyone looking for a healthier, more balanced diet every day.
SHOULD I do it again?
Of course. I would do it once a month if possible. It was a great way to detox from my daily “bad” habits. The only thing I missed during the program was exercising - I felt I needed to calm down and decided not to exercise.
I would definitely suggest that you do a cleanse and try to detoxify yourself. The only thing I would recommend is to take it slowly starting with a cleanse day, then moving to a 3 day plan and so on, especially if you are already on a daily diet that is high in nutrients and protein.
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