A week ago, I decided to try the Nubio detox program, following Claire’s good advices, the founder of the brand.
You must start knowing how I am fond of eating: I eat everything, I am curious to try new flavours and I have a large appetite (= meaning “eager of good food”).
To tell you everything, I’ve never done any detox or cleanse, I’ve always thought that the body doesn’t need it, so it’s my very first time.
I thought I should have a try after reading diverse blog reviews, I wanted to make my own opinion about it. And actually I thought it wouldn’t hurt to put my digestive system into a “dormancy” mode for a bit, after so many sollicitations in Japan, in Leuven and during the end of year holidays… if you see what I mean!
A fresh start
As a beginner, I chose the Fresh Start program that we can follow from 1 to 5 days: a 2-day detox didn’t seem too ambitious for the beginning: so let’s go for 2 days!
The principle: to replace main meals and light meals by these bottles of fresh juices of fruits and vegetables and to strictly follow the order numbers written on the bottles. We can add healthy snacks if needed (almonds, rice cake, banana or apple…).
Menu for one day
I will tell you about this day different meal-bottles so you can have a better idea of my detox day. Let’s continue after with my impressions.
“RÉVEIL ACIDULÉ” Juice
Carrot, apple, coconut water, lemon, grape, flax, turmeric
“VERT ROMA” Juice
Apple, fennel, spinach, parsley, lemon, rosemary
Carrot, fennel, pineapple, beetroot, lemon, ginger
“BONNE MINE” Juice
Carrot, orange, celery, lemon, cardamom
ELIXIR et PETITE DOUCEUR
Petite douceur : Mineral water, almond, dates, vanilla, Himalayan salt
Elixir : Coconut water, mineral water, lemon, lime, maple syrup, chia seeds
The positive points
-The freshness of the juice (fresh squeezed and organic): we can really taste each ingredient, the gustative association is harmonious in mouth.
–My favourites: the Breakfast juice and the Elixir, which is close to a a bubble tea thanks to the Chia seeds a bit fluffy.
-The easiness of use: to sip a meal with a straw is quite convenient since we do not need to think about “Menu” or “What am I going to eat?” so it leaves some time to do something else: to pamper yourself or to peacefully work.
–No feeling of hunger: I worked at home these days and sometimes I was even forgetting it was the time to drink this or that juice. I think I could have skipped one bottle from the menu.
-A general feeling of well-being (a bit like if my sins had been washed away… Amen!)
The negative points
-A certain weariness the 2nd day: after the excitement of discovering the different juices the 1st day, I was a less enthusiastic the 2nd day.
-A feeling of lack of salty, warm and crunchy food: juices mostly have a sweet flavour even if some of them are made with vegetables: so I would have liked a 100% salty juice (but not sure this would really go with a detox/cleanse program because of the “water retention” effect of the salt). This being said, I calm down this craving feeling of crunchy by eating raw carrots and almonds.
-Inopportune goings and comings to the bathroom (6 or 7 times in the morning and then a bit less= pardon me for these personal details) but it’s normal : it’s a DETOX program!
To sum up
I came, I drank, I conquered: I finished the 2 days of detox program without problem and didn’t eat junk food greedily the following day: it actually moderated the envy to eat sweet/greasy food the days after. I don’t know if the detox had any benefit on my organism but I felt quite good while doing it and after.
This being said, if I had to do it again, I would go for the 1-day program (unless Nubio creates daily menu with different tastes from one day to another, for the “Fresh Start” program): I really understood that I needed varieties when it comes to daily food ( and more especially a real need of crunchy).
I would also recommend not to walk too far from the bathroom the days you decide to start this detox program based on the frequency of miction (or you may use the empty bottles as carry on toilet (on a condition, to aim straight)… environmentally friendly isn’t it?) (English translation by Quiterie)
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