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Pre Christmas Detox With Shrinking Violet Body Wrap

However much you love Christmas, it is often an energy-sapping marathon. A gentle detox now will help you feel and look as sparkling as the decorations.

Tibby Olivier, the detox experts at Shrinking Violet, the clinically proven body wrap that transforms celebrity bodies at The Sha Wellness Clinic, have devised a three-stage detox plan for you, which you can do easily at home.

Toxins from food, drink, pollution and synthetic chemicals in cosmetics can unbalance our bodies and potentially cause disease. ‘A good detox lifts the toxic load and helps our liver, gut, lymph, circulation and perspiration systems work effectively to return our body to a state of balance where we feel full of energy, with natural sleep patterns and clear skin,’ they explain.

Here are the principles of the Shrinking Violet Body Wrap at Home Detox:

Shrinking Tea drink to your good health – drinking Shrinking Tea AM & PM Blends

STAGE 1: 7-DAY CLEAN-UP

Take plenty of SlimBathe Baths

This prepares your body and brain for Stage 2: Cleanse.

DO CONSUME 

  • 3 meals and 2 snacks daily (eg, an apple/pear and 6 almonds) to help stabilise blood sugar.
  • Fresh simple food with a small amount of protein at each meal (white meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, nuts, seeds).
  • 5 to 7 vegetables in rainbow colours (no potatoes or parsnips), 2 helpings of fruit (apples, pears, berries; no bananas).
  • Some fat with each meal: 1 tsp olive oil, coconut oil or a small portion of butter.
  • Lots of still fresh water, and our fat burning Shrinking Teas – we like our Shrinking Tea AM – Fat Burning Tea in the morning and Shrinking Tea PM in the afternoon.
  • Two days before your detox, start the day with 2tbs of ground flax seeds organic soaked overnight in half a cup of organic prune juice to eliminate toxins from the colon. Or if you prefer opt for the more substantial chia pudding which can be made in one big batch. Scroll down for recipe.

 AVOID 

  • Processed foods, sugar, alcohol and caffeinated drinks, which can overwork the liver and cause a build-up of toxins, leading to fatigue, headaches, gas, constipation, acne, bad breath and PMS. A detox can relieve these symptoms by lightening the load on the liver.
  • Gluten-containing grains, milk or soy-based products. Gluten may cause intestinal permeability (leaky gut), leading to food sensitivity. Choose gluten-free bread and coconut or almond milk.
  • If you do crave caffeine, try our Shrinking Coffee available also in caffeine free.

STAGE 2: 2/3-DAY CLEANSE

Ideally, organise this as a home spa weekend. Clear your diary and relax.

Use the Shrinking Violet Body Wrap Kit daily or alternate using Shrinking Violet Body Wrap Kit and the Shrinking Violet Bums & Tums – AM & Shrinking Violet Cellulite Oil – PM.

  • On rising, continue your bowel cleanse (2tbs ground flax seeds soaked overnight in half a cup of organic prune juice OR chia pudding).
  • Drink 3 cold-pressed juices or smoothies and 1 protein shake each day, around 8am, noon, 4pm and 7pm. Or swap your third juice for a green veggie soup. Finish by 8pm so your body has 12 hours to rejuvenate. See recipes below.
  • For your protein shake use our Shrinking Violet Protein Shake, or blend a handful of soaked almonds in a green juice.

Drink lots of water and/or Shrinking Tea  AM & PM- up to three litres.

STAGE 3: MAINTENANCE 

How you break(your)fast Is vital 

AM & PM Shrinking Violet Bums & Tums & Shrinking Violet Cellulite Oil or Shrinking Violet Stretch Mark Oil.

  • Choose easy-to–digest fruit (eg melon) with alpro coconut yoghurt.
  • For lunch have thicker vegetable soup – add beans such as edamame, frozen, to the pureed soups below.
  • Return to the Stage 1 Clean-up diet for a week, longer if you can.
  • Carry on with the bowel cleanse (chia pudding or soaked flaxseeds) first thing for two days.

NB: Children and pregnant/breastfeeding women should not detox. Please consult your doctor first if you have a medical condition or take any prescription medication. 

Shrinking Violet at Home, a 30- or 90-day tailored Body Wrap Kit delivered to your door. It includes Shrinking Violet Slimming Solution, Shrinky Suit, Tape Measure, Measuring Cup & Measurement Before & After Cards. £99.99 for 30 days, £247.00 for 90 days, www.GetShrinking.com

THE RECIPES 

BOWEL CLEANSE This helps eliminate old waste from the colon. Begin two days before your Stage 2 detox cleanse and continue until two days afterwards.

EITHER 

1 Prune juice and ground flax seeds

Soak 2tbs ground flax seeds overnight in half a cup of organic prune juice.

OR 

2  Chia pudding

Makes 8 small portions
50g / 1 ¾ oz / ½ cup chia seeds
250ml / 8floz / 1cup 100% unsweetened prune juice
2tbsp tahini
6 pitted dates, chopped
Handful of unsalted pistachios
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cinnamon
225g / 8oz blueberries

Method

  1. Place the chia seeds in the juice and leave to soak for 20 minutes. The seeds should swell up and thicken the liquid.
  2. Place all the ingredients but only half of the blueberries into a blender. Process until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining blueberries.
  3. Spoon into bowls

CLEANSE PHASE – DAY 1

1 Bowel cleanse – Chia pudding or flaxseeds with prune juice, as above

2 Green juice A (ideally use a cold press juicer and organic vegetables. If using a blender, blend with coconut water).

2 Green juice 

1/2 apple
1/2 cucumber
1/2 lemon 1/2 cup of spinach

3 Green juice B

1 kiwi
1 handful spinach
1 stalk celery
1 cucumber
1 handful parsley

4 Protein shake or juice with protein

1 Scoop Shrinking Violet protein powder
Handful of Spinach
300ml coconut water or unsweetened almond milk

OR

Green juice C with handful almonds on the side for protein

Green juice C

1/2 cup of spinach
2 stalks of celery
1/2 fennel bulb
Thumb of ginger

5 Green juice C (above) or Green Soup

Green soup

1 tbsp virgin organic coconut oil
1 large chopped onion
2 garlic cloves
2 large handfuls broccoli
3 chopped carrots
Handful watercress
Chicken or vegetable stock to cover – approx two pints. Avoid stock cubes
A small handful of chopped fresh parsley leaves
Himalayan pink salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Method 

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan
  2. Fry onion and garlic until onions soften ]
  3. Add stock and vegetables
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer until vegetables are tender
  5. Add the fresh parsley and simmer for a further 5 minutes
  6. Blend until smooth

Eat one bowlful and freeze the remainder to eat immediately post-detox.

DAY 2 

1 Bowel cleanse. Chia pudding or flaxseeds with prune juice as before.

2 Red juice

1 small beetroot
2 carrots
1 celery stalk

3 Green Juice D

1/2 fennel bulb
1/2 cup romaine lettuce
1/2 cucumber
1/2 grapefruit squeezed
Handful coriander

4 Protein Shake as before or yellow juice with handful almonds on the side

Yellow juice

1/2 cucumber
1 stick of celery
1/4 medium pineapple
1 tsp ground turmeric or 1 finger fresh turmeric root

5 Yellow juice or orange (carrot and coriander) soup 

Orange (carrot and coriander) soup

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
One finger length fresh turmeric root chopped or 1tsp ground turmeric
10 carrots
Handful of fresh coriander
Vegetable stock to cover (around two pints).
Himalayan pink salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Fry onion and garlic until onions soften
  3. Add stock and vegetables
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender
  5. Add fresh coriander and simmer for a further 5 minutes
  6. Blend until smooth

Eat one bowlful and freeze the remainder to eat immediately post-detox. 

AND FINALLY…

STAY RELAXED Breaking down cortisol, the stress hormone, is more work for the liver, so in Stage 2 do gentle exercise such as walking or yoga and avoid action movies and stressful arguments.

Apply SlimBathe slimming solution BEFORE YOU SHOWER This helps the lymph and circulation systems to get toxins out and starts to shrink your body.

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