With all the festivities over, trees taken down and fairy lights a fleeting memory, what is there to look forward to except leftover turkey (yes, in January) and the latest diet fad?
I'm not a big eater but since we've gotten married, my husband and I have eaten way more than the average couples'
share of food. Partly to blame for this is:
1) Buffet breakfasts while on honeymoon
2) Generous friends cooking for us
3) Having an amazing cook for a MiL
4) Being a newly married couple - everyone wants to wine and
food and Waitrose
on our road.
And the rest is down to greed. So it was with enthusiasm that we decided to do a colon cleanse
and received our Blessed Herb
parcels with a childish sense of anticipation.
There are many types of colon
cleanse programmes out there
but we chose this one because it came recommended by my mum who is totally into all this health stuff and ignores my protests that pizza just tastes nicer than red rice.
The Blessed Herbs colon cleanse
is an 8-day intensive programme which works to remove accumulated debris from the intestines. For the first three days you gradually cut down your regular food intake while taking their herbal products to absorb toxins and stimulate the digestion system. Then for the next five days you go cold turkey. Not lukewarm turkey....COLD. So a liquids-only diet with no food. You have to take the herbal products six times a day with apple juice and loads of water so your stomach isn't completely empty but
it has been hard!
A couple of days into the programme,
who we now realise was clearly a complete caffeine addict - started having aches and pains which I am sure are down to coffee withdrawal symptoms and every time we see a food advert or a
cookery show we go into dribbling meltdown.
We've got one day left and are already planning our 'freedom breakfast' on Tuesday although they do advise you to start slowly when
re-introducing food into your body
But aside from the petty arguing because we're both
starving and moody,
it does feel good to know we're having a real 'clean-out' and my stomach was definitely flatter when I did my weekly Louboutin training* this afternoon.
I won't be posting my results on here but if you're interested in other peoples'... CLICK HERE(DISCLAIMER: For those of you with squeamish sensitivities, I'd advise you to click away now. To another blog post of course, not away from my blog...)
Convinced? They're currently doing a buy 1 get 1 half price offer so you too can enjoy colon cleansing with your husband/partner/parent/sibling/housemate!
*Louboutin training: The art of training my feet to walk in my ridiculously sexy new Louboutins ready for my February weddings!