Sunday, 8 December 2013

Natural Factors 7 Day Total Nutritional Cleanse- My 7 Days Detox Experience


After procrastinating for the longest time (bought the Natural Factors 7 Day Total Nutritional Cleanse many moons ago), I've decided to face my virgin detox. My gut has been feeling bloated and congested (thanks to almost constant good food and fine red from Bordeaux) so I reckon it's the right time and there's no turning back.

Property of Mr Flabby Less
Step 1 RevitalX (Days #1 to #4)

PLUS

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Pills provided in the detox kit

Day #1

8.05am- 20oz water
8.25am- 1 scoop RevitalX with 15oz water
10.10am- 1 pear
10.55am- 20oz water
1.40pm- 1 scoop RevitalX with 20oz water and pills
2.25pm- some raw almonds and 20oz water
3.30pm- 15oz water and 2 small ripe mangoes
5.00pm- 1 apple, 1 carrot and 15oz water
6.45pm- 20oz water
7.00pm- chicken breast, pumpkin and carrot soup with toast
8.45pm- 20oz water
11.00pm- 15oz water
Total #2s- 4x

Comments: My starting weight was 96kg. I didn't enjoy the taste of RevitalX- funky mixed powdery taste of banana, orange, peach etc. I started feeling tired and sleepy around noon. After the second doze of shake, I felt slightly dizzy and my legs felt somewhat weak especially when ascending stairs. I was generally feeling hungry from late afternoon right up to dinner time. My hunger pangs made my moody but sugar from the ripe mangoes helped perked me up!

Day #2

8.30am- 15oz water
9.00am- 1 scoop RevitalX with 20oz water and 1 small ripe mango
10.00am- 1 apple
11.30am- 15oz water
12.45pm- 1 scoop RevitalX with 20oz water and pills, some raw almonds and pumpkin seeds
4.25pm- 25oz water, 1 apple and some pumpkin seeds
5.45pm- 15oz water
7.00pm- 20oz water
7.30pm- grilled salmon with salad
9.30pm- 15oz water
11.00pm- 15oz water
12.45am- 10oz water
Total #2s- 2x

Comments: My legs felt weak and wobbly from morning onwards but felt better after "lunch". Overall, I felt better than the previous day and there was no more dizziness. I wasn't moody anymore. I felt a sudden surge of strength at about 10pm and couldn't sleep so ended up watching a horror movie. Finally slept at about 1.15am.

Day #3

8.15am- 10oz water
8.30am- 1 scoop RevitalX with 20oz water
9.00am- 1 Chinese pear
10am- 14oz water
10.45am- 8oz water
1.20pm- 1 scoop RevitalX with 18oz water, some almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
2.10pm- 14oz water
5.30pm- 1 Chinese pear, 1 apple, 8oz water
6.15pm- 14oz water
7.45pm- 20oz water
830pm- brown rice with steamed chicken breast, steamed broccoli and vegetable soup with tofu
11.00pm- 15oz water
Total #2s-2

Comments: I felt "normal" and it was more or less business as usual. I was quite surprised that I felt quite energetic despite the low calorie intake. Experienced hunger pangs around 7pm+ but it was manageable. Experienced a very mild headache late in the evening. Forgot to take the pills with the shake for "lunch". Drat! Will differ this packet of pills to Day #7 in the morning followed by another packet during "lunch" on the same day- yes, 2 packets of pills in 1 day. I doubt there's any harm. Well, no point keeping an extra packet of pills post the 7 days detox, right?

Day #4

8.30am- 1 scoop RevitalX with 25oz water
9.00am- 1 pear
10.30am- 14oz water
11.55am- 14oz water
12.50pm- slightly less than 3/4 scoop (that's all that's left) with 20oz water and pills, some almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
2.15pm- 8oz water
3.05pm- 6oz water
3,25pm- 1 apple
5.00pm- 1 apple, 14oz water
7.45pm- half a grilled salmon head with fresh salad
8.50pm- 20oz water
11.25pm- 25oz water
Total #2s- 2

Comments: No complaints save for feeling hungry occasionally throughout the day. Not too bad though, manageable. The manufacturer should provide adequate or slightly more RevitalX and not shortchange its consumers. Had constant thought of yummy and sinfully delicious food! :-) 3 more days to go...need to persevere.


Property of Mr Flabby Less
Step 2 Detoxitech (Days #5 to #7)

PLUS

Property of Mr Flabby Less
Pills provided in the detox kit

Day #5

8.30am- 2 scoops Detoxitech with 25oz water
9.00am- 1 apple
10.00am- 14oz water
10.20am- 14oz water
11.20am- 8oz water
12.00pm- 2 scoops Detoxitech with 25oz water and pills, some almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
1.00pm- 8oz water
2.00pm-  2 scoops Detoxitech with 25oz water
4.45pm- 14oz water
5.00pm- 2 small pears
6.00pm- 14oz water
8.00pm- 18oz water with some raw almonds
9.00pm- brown rice with steamed long beans and tofu
11.15pm- 16oz water
Total #2s- 2

Comments: Detoxitech tasted like funky and powdery green pepper and definitely better than RevitalX, IMO. Felt quite energetic throughout the day. Almost no hunger pangs during the day largely due to 2 shakes of Detoxitech in the afternoon. Felt rather full thereafter. But felt very thirsty and was constantly drinking water. Could largely be due to Detoxitech. Felt extremely hungry from 6.40pm onwards...could have eaten a cow! Can't wait for detox to end. I want and need real food!

Day #6

8.30am- 2 scoops Detoxitech with 25oz water
9.00am- 1 apple
10.20am- 14oz water
11.30am- 14oz water
12.00pm- 2 scoops Detoxitech with 14oz water and pills, some almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
1.10pm- 8oz water
2.10pm-  2 scoops Detoxitech with 20oz water
3.00pm- 8oz water
5.20pm- 6oz water

6.20pm- 6oz water
6.30pm- 1 apple and 1 Chinese pear
7.00pm- 8oz water
8.00pm- steamed chicken breast with stir fried vegetables and 16oz water
10.00pm- 8oz water
12.00pm- 10oz water
Total #2s- 2

Comments: Pretty much the same as the previous day. Nothing unusual. Countdown begins! 2 more days to go to completion of this detox programme!

Day #7

8.30am- 2 scoops Detoxitech with 25oz water and pills
9.00am- 1 apple
10.00am- 14oz water
11.15am- 10oz water
12.00pm- 2 scoops Detoxitech with 20oz water and pills, some almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
1.30pm- 6oz water
2.15pm- slightly less than 1 scoop (that's all that's left) Detoxitech with 12oz water
2.30pm- 1 small pear
3.15pm- 8oz water
3.30pm- 1 Chinese pear and 6oz water
4.40pm- 15oz water, 1 palm raw almonds
6.15pm- 20oz water
6.45pm- 15oz water
7.20pm- brown rice, steamed minced pork with egg and steamed fish
9.30pm- 20oz water
11.45pm- 20 oz water
Total #2s-3

Comments: Yahoo! The grand finale! Can't wait to "break fast" after the detox programme. My weight in the morning was 91.9kg...that's a loss of 4.1kg or 9lbs since starting the programme 6 days ago! It should be even lower by tomorrow morning. Pretty sure it's at the expense of my muscles as my muscles feel less defined. Daily calorie intake has been very low so I guess this is expected. I'll have to regain my muscles at the gym next week. Just like RevitalX, the manufacturer should provide adequate or slightly more Detoxitech and not shortchange its consumers. For the record, I didn't do any form of exercise during this detox period. My stomach is now flat feels comfortable and very clean. No more bloated feeling. Will I attempt this detox again? I don't see why not. But it won't be so soon...maybe next year. Let me enjoy myself first :-P




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