My Slim-Down, Get-Glowing Detox
Forget juice cleanses. This eat-as-much-as-you-want diet promises weight loss and clear skin. But did it work?
Half way through and I've lost three pounds. I've also noticed that my skin is clearer than it's been in months. It's a stark difference from what I usually experience around this time of the month, and my whole face feels less puffy and inflamed. This alone might be enough to make me stay away from SAD GAS forever, but there are a few other benefits as well. Since I'm officially off sugar, I'm not experiencing mood and energy swings. When 3 p.m. rolls around, I am missing my uppers, but then I also don't have to deal with the sometimes anxiety-inducing effect of coming off of a sugar high.
I really, really miss cheese. Gnawing on carrots is making my teeth hurt. I miss the bubbles in my water (Dr. Chutkan advises giving up all carbonation, since they make you bloated) and the sugar and cream in my coffee.
An observation that is ugly and glorious all at once: the bowel movement benefits of this plan are something to write home about. They're not, however, something you want to write about and have your name tied to forever on the internet, so I'll leave it at this: The "light, tight and bright," tagline of this plan is spot on. My body feels lighter and more "cleansed" than it has in recent memory.
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