ETHOS: To tackle this at the outset, I don’t associate with the word ‘diet’ because of all the unrealistic and futile notions it conjures up. Regular readers of Fitness On Toast will know that I favour the long-term, sustainable and healthy lifestyle choice of eating clean for most of the time, and indulging in the odd treat on occasion. But between today, 13th January, and Friday 17th, I’ve been asked by Philips to take part in “The World’s Biggest Juice Detox”, which will involve me giving up on solids!
SCANDAL WAIVER: I’m not undertaking this ‘detox diet’ because I want to “lose 5lb in 5 days” as the literature implores. Neither am I looking to enter the controversy around whether it’s healthy to sustain the body on what is essentially just nutrient-infused fructose (fruit sugar). I recognise there are benefits and disbenefits, but that’s not what I’m after here. I am undertaking this in the spirit of discovery, to find out whether I feel a perceptible difference in myself by consuming only assorted blends of juices 6x a day. It’s an experiment that might very well work, or it might not, but the idea has piqued my interest, so I’m guinea-pigging myself and I’ll soon let you know whether it’s worth the considerable hype!
LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE? To execute my fresh juicing each day, I’ve been supplied with this centrifugal juicer, and a VAST box of fresh fruit and vegetables by Philips. It’s enough to get me through the full 5 days, and has absolutely TAKEN OVER my poor creaking fridge, in which there is barely room for one extra cherry.
I’ll be updating my Instagram (@FitnessOnToast) & Twitter with regular ‘juice blends’ (with ingredients list) in case you fancy whipping up one or two of them along with me. The juice I made below is their ⚡💫Turbo with a kick!💫💥 which involves 2 Apples 1/4 medium Pineapple 1 handful Spinach 1/2 peeled Lime 1/2 Celery stick 3cm chunk Cucumber 1cm Ginger root 1/4 medium Avocado Ice cubes – yum! I’ll also post my final review of the program here at the end of the week, so keep an eye out for the update. Have a good week Faya x
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