I just finished a 7 day detox and I must admit that I feel great. And this was no ordinary “mainstream” detox, as this detox fell perfectly in alignment with my core values.
The best part of this detox is that it’s very simple, straightforward, and you can eat as much as you like as long as you select the right foods. If you plan well, you can do a detox and eat as if you are eating at a five star restaurant! Now how amazing is that!?
Through Amrita Wellness, a Thai based company with a distributor here in the UK, I was sent the Easy Detox Classic Kit, which included 21 herbal sachets. The kit is essentially a one week detox in a box and includes instructions. The box states “Full body cleanse, detox, & diet. Re-balance your body naturally.” Instructions also include pre and post-detox information. The detox sachets are an herbal concoction and it is recommend that you drink them three times a day before meals with coconut water. You can also blend it into smoothies or use other fresh fruit juices.
During the detox, you have to avoid gluten, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, meat, fried food, and all refined sugars and sweeteners. Their recommendation is to eat and eat as per your hunger. There is no reason to go hungry when you are doing a detox as that will work against you. Whenever I recommend detoxes to my clients, I say the same thing and it was nice to see a company promote the same principle that I do. The foundation of the detox is truly clean eating and making your meals from scratch. If you enjoy cooking, then this is perfect. However, if you aren’t much of a cook or don’t have time, then the detox can be quite boring with repetitive meals, but still very effective.
I’ve done detoxes before, so I had a general idea of what to expect. Clean eating is generally not an issue for me because I quite enjoyed the foods I ate throughout the week. However, at first the hard part was the herbal drinks. The first day, I used orange juice and it wasn’t tasty at all. Then for lunch, I blended it into a smoothie and I felt that it ruined the taste of the smoothie. So by dinner time, I bought some coconut water and had it with that, and I must admit, the herbal drink does taste much better with coconut water. Although, it still doesn’t taste too pleasant. On top of the herbal drinks, you also eat your three meals a day plus any snacks as necessary. Your food plan includes healthy fats, lots of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and protein sources such as eggs and lentils. All the recommended foods help you to detoxify your body.
So what is in their herbal sachets? Pure goodness and no nasties. The ingredients in the herbal sachet are amalaki, broccoli sprouts, mangosteen rind, thunbergia laurifolia, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, coconut flour, garcinia atroviridus, ginger, lemongrass, liquorice, mung bean powder, papaya leaf, orange, and tamarind. Therefore this herbal drink is full of spices, vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. Its as clean as a product can get.
I started off on a bright note and pretty much from day 2, I felt the benefits in my digestive system. Bowel movements were great and my appetite and hunger felt to be more balanced. Surprisingly I woke up feeling more fresh, which hasn’t really happened since before my son was born, and I lost the remaining stubborn baby weight! My energy levels are up, my body felt light, and my mind felt clear. The entire cleanse felt natural and there was nothing dramatic about it. Overall, I felt amazing! I did miss my dairy more than anything else, as I love to have porridge made with whole milk, but hey, it was only for a week, so I managed. The entire detox was like a reset and reminded me about the choices I make and helped me become more aware of my body’s needs. Between raising my 17 month old boy and running a business, this was a welcome reminder that I didn’t realise I needed until I was half way through the detox. So overall, I really enjoyed the detox. Although, by the end, I was ready to transition back to having dairy and meat. Yes, I am a yoga teacher who eats meat!
So is this a detox that I would recommend to my clients? Absolutely! All my followers and clients know how strict and careful I am about recommending products, and if you read my previous post about detoxes, then you will know that I am endorsing this programme because it checks off all the boxes in my requirements.