The final day of Nosh Detox! I felt pleased when I woke up and realised I had made it to the final day. I know I was only following the detox for a few days but it hadn’t been easy and it was a whole new way of looking at what I put into my body.
I woke up feeling energised and my skin looked great. The bags under my eyes had improved dramatically. More skin brushing, herbal tea and then the dreaded castor oil and coffee were followed by a 9.30 juice.
Shown above is just one of the juices I had (1.30pm – made from apple, acai, carrot, lemon and ginger) and below are the sachets of daily herbal teas ready to be made.
Today’s herbal tea was mint – something I liked and was easy to drink. Again, it was nice to be having a hot drink as I still missed (regular) tea but I wasn’t craving food anymore, just caffeine!
My final detox bath was with sesame scented salts. Which felt (and smelt) like I was bathing in a chinese stirfry. Not the easiest thing when your tummy is rumbling but afterwards my skin felt exceptionally smooth and moisturised. If you’re a regular reader you will know I already exfoliate on a regular basis but using natural scrubs and skin brushing will definitely be something I’ll continue to do because it genuinely has made a big improvement.
Having the detox baths reminded me of Sitz baths – which I have tried when detoxing before, which is when you sit in a bath of reasonably cold water for as long as you can but wrap the top half of your body in a warm towel or jumper, to help aid circulation.
The hardest thing about this day was the evening, as when I was drinking my last two juices of the fast, everyone else was tucking into the usual friday night take-away. However I did stick to and did embrace the entire routine and the benefits are clear – on the morning after the detox finished, I got on the scales and I had lost 7lbs in 3 days. I didn’t embark on the detox to lose weight, my incentive was for better digestion and to have more energy but this is definitely a plus point. So on top of the weightloss I’ve had much more energy, better skin and I feel more relaxed.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting my afterthoughts on the detox and an interview with the founder of Nosh Detox, Sangeeta Sidhu.
What are your thoughts on detoxing?
For day one’s diary entry click here.
For day two’s diary entry click here.