Summer – how are you over already? Rosé filled days are coming to an end and thoughts of fall creep in – and with them comes the thought of detox. I’m no newbie to detoxing, I like the challenge, the re-setting of the body and mind, a healthy kick start to a new season. Fall is by far one of the busiest times for me, work is crazy with fashion week, rather month. Everyone returning to the city makes for a jam packed social schedule and to balance it all I know I need my house in order. I clean out my apartment, and my body. Yes my body. Detox is a way to find your balance, to hear and listen to what it really needs. We live in an increasingly toxic world, especially those of us crazies that decide to live in big cities like NYC and LA – we are constantly exposed to chemicals, carcinogens, and contaminants. WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR BODIES, to not is just lazy, and until I find a sexy Edward Cullen Vampire to make me immortal I’m going to do my very best to live a long and active life.
Wellness-conscious cafés seem to be rapidly popping up everywhere making it super easy to find healthy grab and go options. I am one of those annoying people who have a plethora of tummy issues. I’m supposed to be dairy free, gluten free and stick to an anti inflammatory diet but let’s be real I also like to eat out and have a social life so sometimes I’m not the best at adhering to what my body needs – especially on a busy schedule. My self control is minimal when it comes to food. This is also why I am a huge fan of detoxing – sometimes I just need to hit the re-set button. Call me an extremist but I also do better when I go full in to a rigorous detox then just wake up one day and say okay – I’m actually going to go grocery shopping, only buy ‘clean’ foods, and take the time to meal prep everything – HA. That will be the day I have an assistant.
I wandered into Dr. Smood somewhat by accident and was immediately blown away by all the healthy grab and go options. As I waited in line for my cashew iced matcha I leafed through one of their pamphlets and discovered they also had detox programs. The concept is simple, everything is anti-inflammatory – 80% of your diet should come from plants which is exactly why their products are 80% plant based and as nutrient dense as possible. No dairy, no caffeine no booze -just super clean eating. They believe in the science behind food, whats going on withe the nutrients, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, enzymes, and fats. Guys it’s science! EVERYTHING is USDA certified organic, Non-GMO, Wild Crafted, Wild Caught, Hydraulic Cold Pressed Juices, without pesticides or preservatives, Non diary, no artificial sweeteners and No HPP – I mean that’s like porn to me.
The next thing I know I’m walking out the door with a week long detox program, 2 days of pre-detox, 3 days of true detox and two days of “re-entering”. Now, like I’ve said I’m no newbie to cleansing, this was hands down the best tasting detox program I’ve ever tried. There was actually too much food during the program that I couldn’t even get through my daily menu of items. Crazy right? Too much food on a detox? I kid you not, I was satisfied and happily full each and every day during the program. I had more energy, less cravings and a motivation to keep eating clean – an no this is not sponsored just 100% truth. I just hope the Dr. Smood fairy magically restocks my fridge in the middle of the night with all the goodness.
What the program looks like:
The Beginner Program – 4 juices / 1 booster / 1 smoody / 1 salad
Breakfast – 8 am: Booster No. 4 (Ginger-Lime) & Detox No. 4
Snack – 11 am: Detox No. 2
Lunch – 2 pm: Smoody No. 1
Snack – 5 pm: Detox No. 8
Dinner – 8 pm: Salad (choose a salad option)
Detox No. 9 (drink throughout the day)
“Our air, water, food and cosmetics can contain substances that are harmful. Replacing regular meals with cold-pressed juices and whole foods floods your body with healthful vitamins and nutrients, allowing it to release toxins. Our expert Dr. Etti (Ph.D) explains – “By giving our bodies and organs a welcome rest and time to replenish themselves our skin, the largest organ in the body, becomes radiant, our complexion smoother. We regain that glow we had as children. We begin the “Youthing Process” – Your body will actually “digest” toxins and shed them through your waste. It’s a physiological process called autolysis; you lose the weight of waste. It is a purging process of junk and gunk accumulated over many years of eating unhealthy foods”. – Dr. Smood
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