UPDATE: Since I’ve written this post I’ve also tried out the Candi-Cleanse by Aster, I’ve written a review of that here and YMC readers can get a 20% discount- check it out here
If you are anything like me, you enjoy a healthy lifestyle and sometimes the holiday season can be a bit tough when you are trying to maintain that- there are parties to go to, drinks to enjoy, and cookies to mash into your face (whoops, did I really just say that?). I say, enjoy the seasonal indulgences- but then when you want to get back to business do it hardcore.
So, I’ve spoken about cleanses and how the whole “juicing no protein” thing doesn’t work for me- this detox thing though, I can completely get on board with. Well, the Aster Party Perfect 3 Day Detox Blast to be exact. I got mine in the mail yesterday and plan on doing it between Christmas and New Years. Although I did cheat a little today and went ahead and tasted the protein shake- it’s reallllllly good.
You use the protein shakes that they give you for breakfast (along with some additions) and then follow the meal plan for the rest of your day- yes, that actually involves food.
The only downside I can see of this is that you would have to scale back the workouts for the three days- I would focus on yoga and low impact exercise- as it’s really not enough food for hardcore weight training.
Things you cut out on the 3 day detox:
*Any foods containing yeast or that promote yeast growth (processed food, refined sugars, breads, peanuts, and alcohol)
*Gluten- avoids foods that contain wheat, oats, rye, barley
*Cheese, ice cream
Day 1 Meal Plan
*Within 15 minutes of waking up, have 1 cup hot water with lemon and cayenne pepper
1 Detox Shake with 8-10 oz of almond milk
1 supplement/vitamin packet
Add one greens packet to 16 oz water
4 oz protein (Salmon, Whitefish, Chicken/Turkey, Eggs, or Beans)
Fat (Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Olive Oil, Avocado)
Vegetables (1 cup cooked)
1/2 cup starch (Quinoa, Brown Rice, Wild Rice)
**Condiments allowed: Lemon, Lime, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic, Oregano, Turmeric, Parsley, Liquid Aminos
Greens packet and 16 oz water
Raw almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, or avocado
1 detox shake mixed with 8-10 oz almond milk
1 vitamin packet
Detox Body Scrub
Detox Body Oil
Pumpkin Face Lotion
Not only does it come with 3 days worth of protein powders (yay protein!), they also give you vitamins, body scrub/oil, and face cream to aid in the detox process.
Find the cleanse here (they ship all over), and I’d like to say that I bought this myself and am in no way associated with Raw by Aster.