If you are a little bit like me... you probably want to lose a few pounds? However you have a sweet tooth and enjoy snacking in between meals? Love going for dinner with friends? Tried these crazy 3,5,7,21 day juice cleanses or these super strict low carb diets...
I wanted to lose a few pounds and reset my body for a while now but it's been hard with my sweet cravings and snacking habits. Probably just like you I tried all of these super strict low carb diets and juice cleanses and they never worked for me...
I felt hungry, grumpy, tired and in the long run, I would always gain back the weight. I decided to finally try something new in 2018 after talking to a good friend of mine who's really into yoga, superfoods and healthy living.
She recommended the 5-day detox plan by 'Your Super'. The founders Kristel and Michael created 7 functional superfood mixes for more energy, immunity, healthy skin, weight loss and detox – which I think is super cool!
The detox is supposed to be a fresh start for your body and reset cravings – definitely something I was looking for. I definitely had my doubts, but decided to do it anyways as they have a 30-day guarantee with full refund if you don't like the product for whatever reason.
NO CAFFEINE, NO GLUTEN, NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS, NO PROCESSED SUGAR
So, during the detox you need to cut out coffee, bread, dairy, meat, fish, eggs, candy (you get the point)... for 5 days. I usually consume most of those things daily so this was super hard at first! For the first and second day, my body was screaming for a cappuccino and a piece of chocolate...
The cravings stopped on day #3. And yes, I survived on meat-free meals and I was actually surprisingly satisfied and not hungry at all (the reason why I actually could just do the detox during a regular working week).
OVERLOAD OF NATURAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
What I liked best about the program is that it does not limit the amount of food you eat, quite the contrary actually. It's all about fueling your body with as many nutrients as possible!
You start the day with a gigantic green smoothie supercharged with the Super Green and Skinny Protein mix. For lunch you can prepare a healthy salad with raw or cooked veggies and rice, quinoa etc. and you end the day with a delicious antioxidant-rich berry smoothie with the Forever Beautiful mix. And don't worry, there are also snack options!
The food I was feeding my body with was bursting with nutrients such as natural vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes... And it tasted absolutely delicious!
Nutrient deficiencies (which a shocking 9 out of 10 Americans have) impact many bodily functions including your skin health, immunity, energy levels, your ability to focus, and last but not least –stress levels. So the big question remains after overloading my system with the good stuff... Did I feel a difference?
HOW DID I FEEL AFTER THE DETOX?
First things first – yes, I lost 5 pounds but I gained something way more important, which I did not see coming. After the 5-day detoxI felt more energized, had more mental clarity, was not bloated anymore and my cravings for sweet foods diminished significantly. I can have productive days without drinking tons of coffee and my overall mood is more positive, too!
But the best part is that I still feel this way after almost 2 weeks. Normally I can't stop eating after doing a juice detox or low carb diet... but this time around I actually changed my eating habits for the better.
I am still drinking a gigantic Super Green smoothie in the morning (sometimes with some oatmeal on the side), having a plant powered salad for lunch and by adding in all this goodness it is very easy to leave the bad stuff out (but of course, I still enjoy my guilty pleasures – chocolate and coffee – from time to time).
And let me tell you: If I can do it - you can do it too! Life gets busy and it's easy to fall into a pattern of eating too many processed foods. Yes, it's more convenient but it also leads to you feeling miserable, tired and sluggish.
Start taking care of your body now by providing it with the vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive. I did, and I would do it over and over again! The 5-day detox is now my favorite way to reset after a time of indulgences like family holidays or vacation. Give it a try!!