Detox Diaries: My "Crazy, Sexy Diet"
Can a chai-obsessed, meat-loving writer become a green juice-drinking vegan for 21 days in order to detox her body? Find out
So, how'd I do?At my follow-up appointment at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa, Cahitas tests me again and gives me my much-anticipated results:
Weight: 142 pounds (I'm down 5 pounds from my start date)
Wrinkles: 81st percentile (up from the 69th percentile -- I'm liking these results!)
Pores: 69th percentile (down from the 73rd percentile; not great, but not a drastic change, says Cahitas)
UV Spots: 60th percentile (WAY up from the 17th percentile; Cahitas and I are blown away)
Red Areas: 63rd percentile (up from the 46th percentile)
The five pounds I've dropped makes me happy-ish. To be honest, I'm a little disappointed it's not more. Vegan eatin' for 21 days and I didn't lose at least 10 pounds? Cahitas offers some consolation: "Since you lost these five pounds in a healthy, controlled way, the odds are good that you won't gain them back," she says.
Outshining any and all bitterness about my meager weight loss, however, is the impressive turnaround my skin seems to have taken. Even Cahitas is wowed by the major improvement in UV damage. "This tells me that the micronutrients you're getting in the green juices you're drinking every day are having a powerful effect on a deep level," she says.
If I ever need some motivation to fire up my juicer in the morning, I'm going to look at these results.