A great detox that is good clean fun
The holiday season is in full swing so before I headed off on a much-needed summer break, I decided that it was time to grin and bear it and undertake a really good detox.
Now I’m not talking about my own version of a detox – we have all been there and it’s usually a waste of time and hunger pangs – but a full on detox which takes willpower.
I had been feeling sluggish, bloated, podgy and totally fed up, so some serious action was needed.
Cutting down doesn’t work for me, it’s all or nothing for good results and I needed it to work its magic fast .
Drastic action had to be taken so I turned to the C9 – Nine-day cleanse.
And don’t worry, it’s not as bad as you think.
Day 1 and 2: You are not eating, just drinking aloe vera which tastes foul but you do get used to it. Just hold your nose and it’s done.
This cleanses your intestines and aids digestion.
You also take a combination of supplements to give your body everything it requires for your nine days.
For the first two days you have a delicious chocolate shake in the evening which feels like a great reward after feeling hungry all day.
Days 3-9: You only need to take one dose of the aloe vera plus you get two shakes per day and a 600 calorie meal in the evening.
This is the second time I’ve done the C9 and I can honestly say that days 3-9 have been so easy.
I have not felt hungry or craved food and I felt perfectly satisfied all day.
Day 10 : I’m finished! I feel fantastic and I’ve definitely lost a chunk of weight as my clothes feel loose again.
I don’t weigh myself – I don’t want to know – but I reckon I’ve dropped at least 7 lbs.
This is the perfect detox to do twice a year. If you have been over indulging, it gets you back on track quickly.
I would highly recommend this to brides if they are struggling to lose a few pounds for the big day or just want to feel amazing.
It would also be great if you are heading off on holiday and want to look and feel better on the beach.
Ideally it’s a reset to get you on track to a healthier diet.
It kick starts the process by eliminating the rubbish from your body, leaving you ready to start a new healthy eating regime.
Alexis Miller, founder of The Youthful Edit, who can supply the detox kits reckons the cleanse is a great way to get your eating habits back on track.
She said:“Doing it is not as intense as you think.
“It’s a nine-day kickstart for your system to banish bad habits and help cleanse your body of the bad stuff.
“It’s not a crash diet, more a lifestyle reboot.
“After the nine days you‘ll be motivated to stay on a cleaner, healthier path.”
She added:“Don’t embark on the cleanse if you are Type I diabetic, pregnant or breastfeeding.
“Also, seek your doctor’s advice about embarking on the cleanse if you are taking any medication.”
For more details about the C9 detox kits – which cost £108 – please contact Alexis Miller at www.theyouthfuledit.com
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