As stated in my last entry I went on a 2 day green smoothie detox/cleanse. Boy, what an experience that was. Here is the low down – Green smoothie for breakfast and lunch. The ‘ingredients; kale, kiwi, avocado, coconut water, cucumber, broccoli, dried ginger for a bit of a kick, the contents were alternated for lunch so it wasn’t too boring. For mid-day snacks I had sliced cucumber & carrots. Dinner was grilled chicken & fish (1st & 2nd days) with green salad with a bit of mushrooms. I have never eaten so many veggies in my life. I am glad I was home to do the routine because the side effects were not great; fatigue, hunger pangs, serious cravings for all the things I won’t normally eat and worst of all were the headaches! This actually led to me taking time off work it got so bad I could barely see. I realised I did go to the extreme hence the side effects.
Ease into detox gradually, in other words, do a pre-detox so my body doesn’t get the shock of its life
Make sure there is ‘real’ food in between especially lunch
Know my body and what it can take.
Will I do it again, yes but not to the extreme I will probably do it once a month for a day or two. On a positive note it actually worked, I shred the pounds I was aiming for so it wasn’t exactly a waste of time after all. Detox is a quick way to shred those ‘unnecessary’ pounds but I won’t recommend it long term. Downside is you may put it back on again, I will say that detox is exactly what it is – flush out the toxins, I feel lighter. I have gradually eased myself back into normal food, I have decided to go for a week without coffee starting this weekend, just water & herbal tea, nothing drastic I promise, lol.
Have a great weekend.