SO. I promised a review. And a review this is. If you haven't read my previous post, here it is. But basically, I bought the 14 day teatox. I stopped after 7 days because I really hated the horrible churning feeling that I got the morning after the night time tea. It would last at least 3-4 hours into the morning for me, e.g. 8am - 12pm. So I basically couldn't do anything for those few hours! Which is hugely disruptive for all of us who study/work/have lives! Granted it is only for those 2 weeks. But I really couldn't take it after 7 days on it.Read More
Hello world. I have caved.For all you avid instagrammers, you might have noticed the massive influx of 'teas'. I put teas in inverted commas because they have always seemed 'fake' to me. Perhaps it is their packaging (bright, pink, superbly eye-catching) that makes them look a little less wholesome and more full of weird stuff in their ingredient list that you never want to question.Read More
I've loved dairy since young - cheese, milk, you name it. But I didn't go unscathed by the side effects of acne and bloating. So I tried finding other sources of milk that were similar to cow's milk. I seriously hated goat's milk so that was out of the question. I dabbled around with lactose free milk (Lactofree is my favourite brand) for awhile. It was great but I was still afraid of the side effects of milk. The high calorie content of milk being one of the other disadvantages of cows' milk. Soya milk found its place in my life for awhile as well but there seems to be this link between drinking soya and breast cancer (not too sure how solid this link is but I decided to err on the side of caution). This led me to nut milks!Read More
It's been ages since I've written my last post, and this is why. For those of you who don't know, I am a final year lawyer at the University of Oxford, and term has just started. For those of you who do know, I have just entered, as of Monday this week, hell which will last for another 8 months, culminating in quite possible the biggest exams of my life. Might I add, the exams will span 2 weeks and constitute 9 exams in total?Read More
People normally underestimate the importance of water, or the quantity of water we should actually be drinking. The benefits that water provides our body are unending. My skin improves. My hunger, I find, is often misplaced dehydration. My body is re-energised. My PMS water-retention is reduced (massively annoying symptom I get). Water is also the main reason our body is cleansed and flushes out unwanted stuff (? I'm a law student. Stuff? Excretion-stuff?).
Recently, I have been craving salads. Probably one of those nasty side-effects of a detox. All my body wants is clean food. I never used to think salads were anything to shout about. But here is one that will definitely get your mouth moving (pun, so, intended).
Well I've decided to wean myself off just veg and fruits and juices starting tomorrow because I think four days is enough of a rest I have given my body. Working out at the gym just wasn't the same as when I worked out on a more protein-filled diet (which I used to before this). I think this re-emphasises my initial wariness about juicing regarding the amount of protein I would be getting each day (virtually nil compared to eating meat or tofu or eggs of course). I can feel that I have lost some muscle mass in just four days of juices/veg and fruits.Read More
It's still really hard for me to concentrate on work but I'm hoping this effect lets up really soon because it's starting to get annoying not having control of my mind. I haven't been exercising since Day One (but then again I haven't been exercising much for the past month as I was in Singapore on an internship - and it's ridiculous how working people fit exercise into their schedules) so I haven't really felt the lack of energy. But I tried today to increase my carb intake by having some corn and prune juice (which is really, really sweet and yummy) because I really did not want to forego energy levels during this detox. I absolutely love prune juice as well because of its effects on digestion, not to mention other benefits.
I decided that so far I have not been too accurate in my documentation of my detox, not surprising for an arts student like me. So today I have decided, reluctantly, to be more precise in my documentation because, after all, this is somewhat similar to a scientific experiment. I name the juice I mainly had yesterday, the glorious title of the Green Bitch. In short, it tasted horrible but it was just so packed with nutrients (and pretty much all that was in the fridge) so I just juiced all of these vegetables together. Just a note, all the vegetables are organic.
As the smell of Ikea's addictive meatballs threatens my resolve, I write this post (whilst waiting for my parents to return with their galore of Ikea fare) to remind me why I'm suffering so horribly now.
Good morning world. I, and I'm sure many of you, seem to be able to have healthy breakfasts. Whether we continue our healthy streak past the (my) deadly hour of 4:30pm where my sugar cravings reach this all encompassing level, is another issue. For the past week I have replaced my breakfasts with juices to ease myself into an upcoming full detox. So far it hasn't been hard for me as normally I am not too hungry in the morning. So we shall see how the full detox goes tomorrow.