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
Day 1: "Wait, where's the fruit?"On the detox menu: NO coffee, NO oatmeal, NO $12 lunch salad, NO dinner with friends and a glass of red wine. Instead, four glasses of "Fat-Burning Protein Shake" (aka some whey protein and psyllium seed husks mixed in water) during the day and for din din, three cups of mixed greens topped with one tablespoon of olive oil and one baked potato topped with half of an avocado.
10 a.m.: First protein shake. Mmm, yummy. Tastes like chocolate milk. Alright, this won't be so bad.
11:16 a.m.: Feels like nap time is in serious order and I'm ready for lunch … two hours earlier than normal.
1:17 p.m.: Time for shake number two. Still tastes kind of yum, but not as good as the first one. Headache is starting to knock on the door of my forehead.
3:13 p.m.: WHERE'S THE FRUIT? I THOUGHT I GET FRUIT?!
4:22 p.m.: Ew, shake number three suddenly tastes bad. Aftertaste coming on strong. Must. Wash. Down.
5:45 p.m.: Work is almost over and I'm super hungry but refuse to drink another shake. So there.
6:45 p.m.: I never eat dinner this early, but I feel the intense need to physically chomp on things. You know what's the best combination of food ever? A baked potato and avocado -- who would have thought?
SEE NEXT PAGE: Day 2: "Finally, fruit"