As a beauty Editor for many years (our beauty pages also featured a health section) and being fitness and healthy conscious for the past few years, I have tried my fair share of cleanses. I've done three day home ones that would not allow me the luxury of heading out of the house because I was constantly running to the toilet, and I've even tried the super embarrassing and invasive Colon Therapy (OMG never again!) so my experiences with cleanses has always been uncomfortable and/or a hassle and disruptive to my daily schedules. So when I was asked to try out this 7 day Herbal Cleanse, I had a lot of questions!
Will I be running to the toilet every five minutes?
Can I eat?
Do I have to go on a liquid diet?
What are the effects?
I have a full time job now, which means I need to be at my office at 10 am everyday, which means I can't be worrying about overdoing the bathroom time and if I do have to deal with that, I can't be in the comfort of my own home. Fortunately, my fears were unfounded as 1. No, you will go to the toilet regularly, but there is no sense of panic or urgency, 2. Yes you can eat. The package comes with a list of recommended meals. 3. No, you don't have to go on a liquid diet but it is recommended that you eat healthy while doing the cleanse, 4. The effects are more regular bowel movements, and less bloated feeling at the end of the week plus possible weight loss and of course, most importantly, gently cleansing your system.
I decided to try it out because aside from bad eating habits as of late (because of the lack of time for anything due to job duties) I was also feeling a bit too tired all the time, my skin was rebelling against me and I was feeling generally unwell- all signs that I was due for a cleanse. I could imagine the toxins in my body from too much sugar, alcohol and not enough exercise or sleep. I had not felt this in years because I was so healthy and fit and lately it's been going downhill.
The ReCleanse Herbal Cleanse Whole Body 7 Day Detox Kit contained two bottles- a colon cleanse and a multi-system cleanse + a food chart to help you through your week. I like that it's not disruptive and all you need to do is take two of each (four in all) with a tall glass of water before breakfast, and again before dinner. The effect is going to the toilet about 20 minutes after, and urinating more frequently as well. This is partly due to the fact that it is suggested that you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
By the end of the week, my stomach felt lighter and I was not bloated at all. In fact, my tummy was absolutely flat! Also, I was forced to eat healthier- forcing myself to make time to prep my meals even if I was absolutely knackered after work. I would definitely do this cleanse again, maybe every few months.
For more information on ReCleanse, visit http://www.recleanse.com/
The 7 day kit is Php1,100 and available in the following studios/stores
- Sugarleaf Makati
- Got Heart Whiteplains
- Bikram Yoga QC, GH
- Beyond Yoga GH, QC, Fort
- Urban Ashram Manila Pasig, Fort, Makati
- Yogaplus Makati, Fort
- Options Studio Fort
- ThirdEye Wellness Fort