Unfiltered Mommy

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How do I get started doing a Detox?

I get a lot of messages requesting more information about getting started with this Detox Program, so I thought that I would share a bit more information for those considering it, or just wanting to learn more.

The program is through the MLM company LifePlus as mentioned in previous posts. It’s super easy to follow and compared to many juice cleanses, surprisingly not too pricey. I’ve priced juice cleanses in California and the cost was about $200 a week.

The tools: There are a few thing that you need to have in your kitchen in order to do this properly. One is a good blender (I use my amazing Blendtec), for making sauces, smoothies etc. Secondly, you will need a kitchen scale that measures units in grams. A non-stick coated frying pan for cooking without oil or fat.

Special groceries: Before you start the program you will want to stock up on all the basic ingredients for the recipes in the Team Cookbook. These are things kitchen staples but they must all be sugar free. I’ve never been one to read labels, but now I am learning how to make better choices at the grocery store! You will need sugar free versions of the following items: tomato paste, vegetable bullion, soy sauce, sweetener such as Stevia, pasteurised tomatoes, and canned chopped tomatoes. You will also want to have low fat or fat free versions of these: cottage cheese, greek yogurt, quark, cream cheese, and milk (I use sugar free, low-fat Soy milk).

The initial investment: To get started you will need to get the Team Cookbook ($12), which explains the program and has all the delicious recipes for the diet and stabilisation phases. Aktivator Salt ($12). The supplements are protein powder that your purchase from LifePlus are the biggest cost factor, other than the ingredients for the food, which you would be buying food anyways right? The supplements needed are: Daily Plus, Proanthenols, OmeGold, MSM, and Triple Protein Powder sweetened. You will need the protein powder to make many of the desserts and also for a quick snack to ward off hunger attacks and cravings. I chose to do a bit of a different routine with the supplements since I had previously purchased TVM and Colon and wanted to be able to use them up as well. After starting I also decided to get Key Tonic, to aid the brain and CNS during the Ketosis period, and X Cell + (Red Beet flavor), so I could have something to drink other than water and herbal tea. The X Cell + tastes like Crystal Light and it is my new afternoon treat. To purchase the basic supplements I paid about $220. To purchase the 2 drink powders, I think I paid about $120 more. I’m not sure exactly what the pricing on the products is in the States, but it is probably cheaper than here. All the MLM stuff from America is super overpriced here.

Overall , you are looking at about a $350 investment for the supplements, book, and salt. Sounds like a lot at first, but to me it has been worth every penny. The supplements last one month if taken as directed. You will eventually need to repurchase them, as you will take them throughout the Diet and Stabilisation Phases. I imagine that most people stay on them all after the Detox, however, I will likely be going back to just taking TVM and Joint Formula as my daily regimen afterwards.

I’m down 15 pounds now and I am back to that Red Flag number I saw that caused my initial freak out alarm to sound. I have 5 more pounds to go until I reach my initial goal. Hip Hip Hooray! I was planning to move in the Stabilisation Phase this week, but now I may continue with the Diet Phase because I saw a huge weight reduction happened over the weekend , and I am not ready to stop losing. I’m excited to see if I can reach my goal.

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