You might remember that I decided to road-test a 7 day post travel detox after I’d realised that a week’s worth of 4* all inclusive food and drink had wreaked havoc on both my body and mind!
Well, here I am – bearing all on what was involved, how it went and whether I’d do it again. Get ready!
What On Earth Was It?
Primarily, it was a week’s worth of fruit and veg with a very tiny bit of meat thrown in and hardly any dairy. For a daily milk drinker like me, that was by far the toughest part – I love milk!
Although the plan itself was quite strict, I must confess that I cheated on some days. For instance, I can’t stand tomatoes so I substituted and had broccoli instead. I love milk so I had milk on 2 out of the 7 days. And yes, I ate those few squares of deliciously, creamy Galaxy chocolate on a couple of the days too… oops!
But, when I wasn’t cheating, I was following this plan:
- Day 1 – Fruit Day – Eat all the fruit you want except bananas.
- Day 2 – Veggie Day – Eat lots of vegetables: fresh, raw or cooked. No beans allowed, but you can have a baked potato with butter.
- Day 3 – Fruit & Veggies Day – As above but no potato allowed.
- Day 4 – Bananas & Yoghurt Day – Eat as many as 8 bananas or 8 pots of low fat yoghurt today.
- Day 5 – Fowl & Tomatoes Day – Chicken, turkey and tomatoes throughout the day (yes, even for breakfast).
- Day 6 – Fowl & Veggies Day – Eat all the chicken, turkey and veggies you want today but no potatoes allowed.
- Day 7 – Miracle Soup Day – Feast on a homemade miracle soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you’re interested in giving this detox a go or if you want to find out what this miracle soup is, then here’s the plan I was using.
I was also adding in daily glasses of tasty lemon and lime detox water – here’s how I made it and the benefits it can bring.
So, How Did It Go?
Well, as I’ve already said, I cheated on a few of the days but I certainly did still reap plenty of benefits from doing this cleanse.
I lost about half a stone in a week (yes, even with all the cheating I did) and found I was way less sluggish than I normally am despite not changing my daily habits in any other way. This meant I had more energy to do the things I wanted to do such as reading more, playing Wii with my boyfriend and writing my blog.
Also, I now find that I don’t need to eat half as much as I used to and yet feel full after every meal. One of my previous bad habits before was not really understanding portion control and I hope that this means I’m getting there.
Now, all of this sounds amazing but I’m not going to lie – there were very hard days. The first couple of days were the hardest with my body screaming at me “Where’s the meat?!!”
After that came the ‘detox’ part – please don’t make me go into gross detail here, just accept that when they say detox, they mean detox!
But despite all of this, the benefits were still so great and I had fun trying out something different and seeing how both my mind and body changed.
Would I Do It Again?
Yes, that question. You know what? I think I would.
I wouldn’t do it on a regular basis, but I think I may try adding it into my usual post travel detox routine.
I go travelling every few months and find that I like to eat out and eat local when I do, so a detox after this kind of travelling may be needed in future. Watch this space!
Well, there you have it. One 7 day post travel detox tried and tested by yours truly. What do you think? Would you try it? Are there any other post travel detox tips you have or use? Share your thoughts below…
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