I’m pretty sure most of you would already know that I’m constantly on the goal of becoming a skinnyb!tch, right?
In my context, I’m not referring to being stick-thin or aneroxic.
I strive to be extremely slim and slender, just as I was when I was 18/19 years old
You might think it’s impossible for a 23 year old to return to the body of an 18 year old, but trust me.
It IS possible.
My skinniest/slimmest year. Shot during Christmas in 2008
I have friends (models) who roughly share the same height as I do (some even taller!) and they weigh so much lesser than I do.
For those who don’t know, I stand at 170cm in height. This is the part where I debate with myself whether or not I should tell you my weight. Hmm..
Probably not 😛
In any case, I aim to be 55KG again. That was my optimum weight where I was so slim, toned and fit.
2 weeks ago, my buddies Venessa & Cheez suggested I attempt a detox diet programme with them.
You know, like, “Shall we do it together?”
I jumped on the bandwagon the very second I was asked.
Why, of course. I’d do anything to be a skinnyb!tch again 😀
Another detox to think about is the Coffee Enema detox. But that’s for another time.
So we headed straight for the markets & bought everything we needed for our healthy detox diet.
This diet isn’t just to rid your body of excess fat & toxins to aid weight loss but it also helps you clear your entire system, improve your complexion, cleanse your liver & so on.
All I can say is, my alcohol-drenched liver & tar-laden respiratory system will thank me for that!
So much love!
I will now share my experience (and track my own progress) and hopefully, I am disciplined enough to endure the much-dreaded 10 days.
I believe you can too! 🙂
DAY 1 – DAY 3 (Cleansing Stage)
Purpose : Reduce rations of food to prepare the body to move from solid food to liquid food
Fruits, vegetables, nuts & course grains for ALL meals!
Minimal eggs (steamed/hardboiled)
No starch/refined carbohydrates! i.e : rice, bread, noodles
No tea & coffee
No seasoning except natural salt & pure honey
Here’s what I did, separating my portions into 3 days so I get a balanced intake of different fruits & vegetables
Here’s a brief summary of what I ate:
Fluffly scrambled eggs with broccoli and carrots
Snacking on pineapples!
Cherry Tomato ice blended juice
Hardboiled eggs with black pepper!
Bananas & watermelon make a good pair for lunch!
One of my faves – fresh coconut water!
Giant plate of veggies for dinner!
Mashed potato with carrot slices
Stir fry potatoes, cherry tomatoes and onions
Green apple snack!
DAY 4 – DAY 6 (Fasting Stage)
Purpose : For slimming (3 days), better health (7 days) & chronic illness (14 days)
Drink only the prescribed fruits & vegetable juice for ALL meals (8 glasses a day)
Recipe : ONLY Carrot + cucumber + celery + green apple + beetroot + ginger slice
Drink it sip by sip.. slowly!
My buys and I at Cold Storage!
Your buddies for 3 days. Give them a thorough juice
By the time I was in the middle of this stage, my spirit and willpower to go on dropped immensely.
I was miserable. I was weak. My cravings kicked in so badly. I was hungry for food that satisfies my tastebuds. I was yearning for something else to eat. I almost gave up.
But I didn’t.
Being on a liquid diet is not easy, just ensure you have more than enough a supply of your juice
Brought along my “lunch” with me when I’m on the go!
Be sure to drink MORE THAN 2000 ml everyday.
I drank about 2500 ml per day, and that wasn’t enough for me at all. I was thirsty and hungry 🙁
DAY 7 – 10 (Recovery Stage)
Purpose : To prepare the body to return to its normal stage of solid food
Should you not do this properly, your stomach will risk aching & bloatedness
Day 7 : Fruit & vegetable juice and its pulp/remains from juicing
Day 8 : Uncooked fresh fruits & vegetables
Day 9 : Cooked vegetables & mushy food i.e : mashed potato, mashed fruits & vegetables
Day 10 : Simple/easy-to-digest meat i.e : fish
Arriving this stage fueled my motivation to finish it all the way.
At last! I was able to eat solid food again, goodbye to the horrid liquid diet that puts you off after a day.
Blended fruits & vegetables (with pulp) for Day #7!
Broiled broccoli and carrots with lots of garlic, onions & basil!
Water stir-fry veggies and mushrooms!
Fruit juice & pulp!
Scrambled eggs with bok choy and brinjals!
About to make my pumpkin and vegetable stew for Day #9!
Lovely! My overnight slow-cooked pumpkin & vegetable stew is ready to be eaten
Orange, carrot & papaya juice!
Scrambled eggs with spinach and button mushrooms
Steamed fish with vegetables for Day #10!
Smoked salmon slices!
I can’t believe I did it. Enduring the 10 days of detox food was ironically, an enjoyable torture.
It deprives/hurts/frustrates so good ‘cos you know you’re doing your body a great favour! 😀
Throughout the whole 10 days, ensure you drink PLENTY of water to flush out whatever you’ve detoxified & sleep before 12am. For my dear readers who lead an active nightlife, this will be the hardest part.
NO SMOKING. NO ALCOHOL. NO SHISHA. NO GREENS. NO PILLS.
(basically anything toxic)
If I can do it, so can you! Remember, this is a VERY strict 10-day diet
The results? I feel healthier, lost a few kilograms, learnt so much about healthy living & healthy eating
I dare you to take on the challenge!