It’s Day 4! You’re doing it, Lady!!! I’m so proud of everyone! I’m going to share some info about detoxing symptoms today, but first let me give you our new recipes.
Today’s Recipes: Today’s recipes come from LifeWithNature.com
Flat Tummy “Rich in digestion supporting ingredients, this smoothie will help prevent bloating and digestive stress that can sabotage your tummy flattening efforts.”
- 3/4 c. papaya
- 3/4 c. sliced peaches
- 1/2 pear, sliced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 2 mint leaves
- Water to thin
Skin Saver – “Antioxidants in berries are known to help to fight wrinkles and other skin ageing signs. Berries are also a great way to control blood sugar that can sabotage your complexion. This smoothie also contains Omega 3, to fight inflammation, as well as vitamins E and C, both renown to help the skin.”
- 3/4 c blueberries
- 3/4 c pitted cherries
- 5 strawberries
- 1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 tsp wheat germ (optional)
- 2 tsp ground flaxseed
- Water, to thin
Peanut Butter Energy Booster – “This protein-rich and minerals-filled smoothie will give you long-lasting energy. Cinnamon will help to control your blood sugar so your energy level won’t crash too quickly.”
- 1 big banana
- 1 scoop of natural hemp protein powder
- 2 tsp of natural peanut butter
- 1 handful of fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- Water, to thin
A few ladies have expressed concern about not feeling well during the smoothie challenge. Are you dealing with any of the following symptoms?
- Sleep issues
- Skin breakouts
- Bloating, stomach pains
- Headaches (common if you’ve been drinking coffee or soda regularly)
- Strange Food cravings
- Loose stool and constipation
- Irritable or Emotional
- Stuffiness and Congestion
- Flu like symptoms
All of these issues can be signs that your body is detoxing due to all of the fruits, veggies, and clean ingredients that you are eating. Don’t worry. This is natural. When you eliminate or cut back on certain foods, especially processed foods, your body is able to switch from processing chemicals and work on the accumulated toxins in your body. Your body use your liver, colon, skin, etc to get the toxins out. This is great. You will not only be shedding pounds, you will be shedding toxins.
As the toxins and garbage move out of your body this is what is causing you not to feel well. Once 3-7 days pass you should start feeling better. You can slow down the detox if it gets too bad by eating a slice of bread or white rice. If you have really bad symptoms for more than 7 days, you may want to discontinue the challenge.
As a side note: I must repeat that because of how bodies dealing with illness deal with detox and extreme diet changes, people with diabetes, low blood sugar, kidney disease, liver disease, lupus, impaired immune function, ulcerative colitis, terminal illness, epilepsy, or other serious health conditions should consult their doctor before going on any type of smoothie challenge, juice fast, etc.