Detox Diaries: My Three-Day "Fruit Flush"
Is three days enough time to cleanse the body for clearer skin and a smaller number on the scale? Follow one woman determined to find out
The planI won't lie, the fact that this detox is an ebook you can download straight off of Jay Robb's website for a mere five bucks gave me the eebies. Yes, this Jay Robb is a clinical nutritionist and certified personal trainer, but I'm an American consumer, raised to believe that you get what you pay for. But hey, it's only a three-day program. Maybe I'm paying for the sheer quantity of time it takes, not the quality of information, or maybe Jay Robb really cares about my flabby arms and acne-prone skin and therefore decided to make his program easily accessible to all. Whatever the reason, this plan costs less than the glass of Pinot I will soon be deprived of and it only lasts for three days, so chances are good that I won't die.
The plan is also super basic. You only consume whole, fresh fruits and vegetables and lean protein shakes which together, Jay Robb claims, work to flush away accumulated toxins in the cells, excess fat, and toxic waste matter that have stagnated in the colon. Robb says fruit is nature's perfect cleansing food, as it is high in water content, fiber, slow-releasing sugars, and nutrients that help flush out toxins by way of urine and bowel movements.
The entire three-day program, which he recommends following once or twice a month throughout your lifetime, supplies your body with vitamin C, cleanses the tissues and lymph system, rinses away excess sodium, and peps up your sprits, says Robb. The bonus side effects of those things? Weight loss, clearer skin, and a "my, this tiny glass of whey protein shake is half full"-mentality. Supposedly.
Editor's note: The literature in Jay Robb's download is as cheesetastic (mmm, cheese) as the cover of the ebook and website in general. Jay Robb likens your body to a motor vehicle on more than one occasion and litters the text with random quotes from prolific writers like Miss Piggy.
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