The holiday season is here and whether you’re travelling out or staying in, getting into shape or a full body cleanse is probably on your agenda. You could sweat it out at a gym as per usual or you could try a quick fix. We’ve stumbled upon a ten-day detox programme right in time for the festive season.
The team behind Raw ME claim their nutritional cleansing programme redesigns your digestive system by allowing it to rest and eliminate toxins in ten days. “If you do lose weight, that’s a positive side effect,” says Maria Castro, Raw ME’s business development manager.
You can purchase the 10-Day Detox which includes raw meals, cold pressed juices, snacks, nut milks, cold brew coffees and desserts (try the vegan Snicker bar). The kit also comes with detox teas that claim to boost your metabolism and increase your energy. You’ll get beauty drops packed with vitamins and trace minerals that reportedly help regenerate collagen and exciting gift vouchers to keep you motivated through the journey.
Castro says, “There’s a specially curated vegan meal plan that’s built around raw, plant-based nutrition. The 10-Day Detox draws from the Raw ME philosophy – that healthy solutions should be convenient and easy to incorporate into your everyday lifestyle.”
The word quick might sound sketchy but a brief detox has plenty of benefits, Castro claims. From clearing acne and restoring your digestive harmony to strengthening your immune system and breaking difficult weight loss plateaus, she says there are several reasons to jump into a quick detox programme.
This is far from a fad diet. “We’re actually going back to our origins,” Castro says. “Eating a high fruit and vegetable diet is the best way to fuel your body with nature’s energy.”
Raw food has many sources of protein and nutrients and you don’t always have to rely on animals for protein. “Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and amino acids are rich in fruits and vegetables,” according to Castro. The juices in the detox kit inluce Green Junkie and Go Nuts, both rich in protein.
Just because you’re eating plant-based foods and green juices, your energy levels won’t drop. “It’s a myth,” Castro says. “Unless you’re doing a water-only fast under supervision, your energy levels will actually skyrocket. The more you allow your digestive tract to rest, the more your energy gets a boost. All that effort expended on digestion is now free, so grab it and go for a jog.”
Ten days of committed detoxing isn’t as easy as it sounds. It can be physically and mentally challenging. But Castro recommends thinking of this as a new beginning. “Let go of all the bad habits from your past such as unhealthy binge-eating.”
A detox involves making some significant changes to your current diet. If you aren’t eating healthy on a regular basis, this might be a bit of a shock. The 10-Day Detox from Raw ME involves smaller portions and fresh foods (nothing pre-packaged with artificial flavours or preservatives). “You might feel hungry at times, and you might be irritable or moody as you adjust, but ten days are just about enough to break bad habits, eliminate cravings and establish a routine that ensures you won’t return to a harmful diet,” claims Castro.
The menu features plenty of delicious meals including raw pizzas and key lime pies. All meals are delivered to your doorstep and with the detox tea, beauty drops and wellness vouchers, don’t be surprised if you feel fantastic after this detox.
We’re completely on board with the idea of altering metabolism and burning fat more effectively over ten days. It might require some planning ahead, but with year-end festivities just around the corner, it’s just what we need to end 2019 on a high note.
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