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HEALTHY LIVING: time to detox

Some of you may have already spotted a little detox-preview on my Instagram account (@vickyheiler), and so I thought it was time to give you a more detailed update after completing my first 2 days of nothing but liquids with Detox Delight. First things first: I know detoxing is experiencing a certain hype right now, and I know some of you are already sick of hearing about it. However, I am the kind of person that always needs to experience things in order to form an opinion. I don’t listen to judgements about other people, I try to get to know them. I don’t believe others when they say somethings doesn’t taste good, I like to try it myself. Naturally the same goes for detoxing!

Detox Delight Review Day 1 & 2 | Bikinis & Passports

Before I get into a quick resumé of my first 2 days, I want to tell you what motivated me to detox:

Weight Loss: I’ll be honest and skip the blah blah, I think it is a good thing to drop a pound or two before all the holiday feasting begins. As always, I am fine with my body, but I would be lying if I didn’t like the thought of my jeans fitting a bit looser (like just about every other girl out there, I guess).

Timing: I am doing the juice cleanse together with Kathi and this week we both only had meetings and appointments on 2 days, plus her boyfriend is currently studying abroad and Mike is out of town for 3 of the 5 days, which makes things a lot easier (as in: not watching someone eat amazing food while you’re sipping on juice).

Skin (!!): You guys know I have eczema and am always looking for ways to make it better. Whether it is my skin care routine, fitness or diet – I try to make little adjustments that may have an effect on my skin. One of the many promising effects of detoxing is glowy, fresh skin, shiny hair and healthy nails. Sounds good to me!

Energy: Lately, I’ve been dreading to get out of bed in the morning A LOT . Not because I don’t want to go to work (I love my job), but because I simply feel exhausted and tired. Almost all the time. While you usually get super tired the first few days of detoxing, towards the end your body adjusts. Supposedly people even wake-up bright and early on day 5 of the detox program, filled with energy and drive.

Discipline: And lastly, I wanted to test my will-power and discipline. Going 5 days without a single bite of solid food seems kind of crazy if you ask me, so I wanted to see if I could do it!

Detox Delight Review Day 1 & 2 | Bikinis & Passports

So, how am I feeling? Pretty good actually! Before you start detoxing, you should prepare your body by taking alcohol, coffee, white flour & sugar, … out of your diet and then having 2 fruit/veggie days right before. I took some of those things out of my diet about 2-3 days beforehand and then just did fruits and veggies on the last day before the detox. Which was my worst day so far. I don’t really understand why my body reacted so much, because I figured I eat fairly healthy most of the time anyhow. Well, turns out I was super sleepy, had a terrible headache and pain in the limbs BEFORE the juices even started. I felt like I was getting sick …

Day 1 was fairly similar, but at night I actually felt better for the first time. Kathi and I choose a cleanse by Detox Delight that includes either 5 juices (500ml each) + 1 nut milk (also 500ml) or 4 juices (500ml each) + 1 vegetable and fruit soup for dinner (350ml), alternating days. After feeling cold, exhausted, sleepy and having a headache all day, we decided to try the soup first because the thought of something warm was simply amazing. And reality was just as good! The “red lentil & apricot soup” was incredibly delicious and filling. After dinner I took a long hot bath and had some tea and felt content for the first time. I chose to ignore the sore throat that had developed and went to bed early …

Day 2 I woke up feeling better! Even though I didn’t enjoy the juices as much as on day 1 (the fun factor was kind of gone), I still got through 3 meetings and a 20 minute walk feeling much more energetic than the days prior. The headache was much better and I felt less sleepy – still as cold though! The body temperature drops automatically while detoxing because you don’t have any carbs to burn, which is why the ladies of Detox Delight recommended the soup version for a Winter detox. And let me tell you, they were so right! As I was sipping on juice #5 and the nut milk (which I didn’t even finish …) last night, I soo wished for some hot soup instead. The soup has definitely become my personal savior. It is a bit thicker of consistency and the warmth feels so good! Ahh, even just writing about it …

Detox Delight Review Day 1 & 2 | Bikinis & Passports

All in all, I am totally confident that Kathi and I will pull through with the 5 days. I am excited to finish today with my soup and then we’ll already be half way done. As of this morning, my weight was also down 1.7kg, but I blame that on the 6 L of liquids that we’re currently drinking each day.

*a big thank you to Detox Delight for supporting our detox!

16 Comments

  • Jane Rachel Jones
    5 years ago

    ..ich finds so schade, dass es immer vermarktet wird und damit in verbindung gerät mit abnehmen – dabei ist der eigentliche zweck doch das entgiften des körpers, was in allen anderen punkten widergespiegelt wird. für mich haben dadurch alle reviews einen kleinen negativen beigeschmack :/ dabei geht es ja einher mit den fasten-kuren, die es schon seit längerer zeit gibt und genaugenommen genau das gleiche sind.
    aber wenn durch versch. blogeinträge mehr leute erreicht werden, auf ihren körper zu hören und offen zu sein für neues, sowie die ernährung ein wenig zu überdenken, ist das eine großartige sache ! 🙂
    haltet durch ! :))

    • vicky
      5 years ago

      Hi Jane Rachel,

      ich glaube, ich verstehe was du meinst, aber ich denke nicht, dass alle die eine solche Kur machen nur das Abnehmen als Motivator sehen. Denn jedem ist bestimmt auch bewusst, dass nach einem Tag mit “normalem” Essen nach der Kur das Gewicht schnell wieder oben ist. Alle Mädls/Frauen mit denen ich bis jetzt gesprochen haben, heben im Anschluss an das Detoxen vor allem die tolle Haut und Energie hervor 🙂 Ich denke wenn man das Gefühl selber mal erlebt hat, weiß man, dass das Gewicht zur Nebensache wird und die anderen Benefits eindeutig überwiegen. Trotzdem wollte ich so ehrlich mit euch sein, und zugeben, dass natürlich ein paar Kilo weniger auf der Waage auch Spaß machen.

      Alles liebe,
      Vicky

  • Vicky
    5 years ago

    Thanks for the review. As there are so many detox products out there it’s always nice to know what your trusted bloggers say 🙂

    Also I’m pretty sure the headaches came from the caffeine withdrawal. If you drink a lot of coffee your body adjusts to it and as soon as you take this “drug” away, your body reacts.

    All the best for the rest of your detox!!!

  • Nina
    5 years ago

    Hi Vicky,

    digital highfive for you girls for doing this during a freezing cold winter month … i did it once in summer when it was super hot and my body usually wouldn’t even require any proper food – and still i struggled with it!
    Cant wait to read about your final report!

    All the best for you two!
    Just think about all the goodies you’ll be able to indulge in without a bad conscious during the holidays 🙂
    Nina

    • vicky
      5 years ago

      We’re definitely feeling MUCH better today on day 3 – I am hoping it’ll only get better from now on 🙂 And of course we’ll keep you updated with the results!

      xox Vicky

    • Nina
      5 years ago

      PS: How cute is that packaging!?

  • 5 years ago

    Ich wünsche euch noch ganz viel Erfolg beim Durchhalten, aber ihr habt es ja schon fast geschafft :))) Immer positiv!
    Respekt fürs Durchziehen! Wir wollen Anfang des Jahres auch detoxen, so als Start in ein gesundes neues Jahr 🙂
    LG Jenny

  • Lily
    5 years ago

    I really love this blog but hate it when a product which is obviously snake oil hailed as a wonder treatment. A scientist explains here http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.de/2014/03/the-ultimate-detox-your-kidneys.html why all the glitzy things with the word “detox” slapped on them are BS.

    • vicky
      5 years ago

      Hi Lily,

      I don’t necessarily agree with you. I do think the kidneys do an amazing job at actually “detoxing” our body, and possibly “detox” is even the wrong word for what I am currently doing. However, I do think that these types of juice cleanses certainly give your body a break, allow you to take a few days to revaluate your diet and eating habits, and mostly: learn a lot! I am finishing up on day 3 right now and actually just returned from the gym. I can tell my body is doing really well with the juices, and in all honesty, I don’t care if it is specifically toxins that I am getting rid of. But whatever this juice cleanse is doing to me, I feel amazing and my body is healthy.

      Plus, I don’t think that the word glitzy describes it well 🙂 Anyone who has ever done a 5-day cleanse knows that there is nothing stylish or glitzy about it (aside from the packaging of Detox Delight, which I must admit is spot on and super cute). But really, you feel tired and exhausted the first few days, you are anti-social because you can’t take part in meals with your friends and partner, and you run to the bathroom in 30-minute intervals. Not too glitzy if you ask me 🙂

      xox Vicky

      • Christine
        5 years ago

        265€ für eine 5 Tage Kur finde ich schon recht happig.
        Für das Geld kann man die Säfte und Suppen auch selbst zubereiten und das dann auch mit frischen Zutaten.
        Ich verstehe nicht warum Ihr die Sachen kauft , vor allem da du schon so viele Rezepte zum selber machen gepostet hast ?
        Wenn gesundheitliche Probleme wie Neurodermitis und chronische Müdigkeit bestehen würde ich empfehlen mal einen Heilpraktiker oder Ayurvedaspezialisten zu konsultieren 😉 nur so als Tipp da gibt’s tolle Entgiftungsprogramme die auch auf die entsprechende Konstitution und Befindlichkeiten zugeschnitten werden.

        • vicky
          5 years ago

          Liebe Christine,

          klaro ist das viel Geld. Aber ich sag’s dir ganz ehrlich: mich hat es total interessiert! Ich wollte das einfach selber mal testen und am eigenen Körper erleben. Ich habe durch die Bank nur Positives gehört und freue mich schon wenn ich euch nach meinen 5 Tagen mehr berichten kann!

          Alles Liebe,
          Vicky

  • 5 years ago

    Vielen Dank für diesen intensiven Einblick! Ich hab vor kurzen auch eine Fünf-Tage-Detox gemacht. Allerdings mir festem Essen und einfach vegan, clean, kein Salz, Weizenmehl, Zucke etc.
    Wenn es euch interessiert, hier ist meine ausführliche Review darüber: ) http://wp.me/p47C1K-nL
    xoxo, Ronja
    http://www.sothisiswhat.com

  • Nina
    5 years ago

    Liebe Vicky,

    in deinem Post erwähnst du, dass du Probleme damit hast morgens aus dem Bett zu kommen. Meine Ärztin hat mir vor ein paar Tagen erzählt, dass die meisten ihrer Patienten, die momentan an Symptomen wie Müdigkeit und Unlust leide, einen hohen Mangel an Vitamin D haben. Vllt solltest du das mal checken lassen. Bei mir hat es sehr viel geholfen, dass ich Vitamin D jetzt extra zu mir nehme.

    Ganz Liebe Grüße

    • vicky
      5 years ago

      Hi Nina,

      danke dir für den Tipp! Werde ich auf jeden Fall abchecken lassen. Hab auch schon gehört, dass die Schlappheit mit Vitamin B Mangel zu tun haben kannn, daher nehm’ ich Vitamin B Komplex seit einiger Zeit. Aber wegen dem D-Mangel check ich gleich mal.

      xox Vicky

  • […] die 5 Tage über innerliche Arktis, so kalt war mir. Außerdem würde ich es nur wieder mit Vicky gemeinsam machen, denn zu zweit detoxed es sich doch gleich viel besser und ohne einen Leidensgenossen hätte […]

  • […] huh? For those just tuning in now, you can read about my motives to detox and the first 2 days HERE. For everyone else, let me sum it up in one short sentence: I’d do it again in a heart beat! […]

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