February 9, 2014
Detox Water for Craving Control & Beautiful Skin
– 1 to 2 L of water
– 1 lemon
– 5 strawberries sliced
– 1 apple sliced
– handful of fresh mint leaves
– 1 tsp of cinnamon
– handful of ice
*Cinnamon: improves circulation, thins blood, and manages blood sugar levels. Results in fewer sugar cravings so you eat less and can control calorie intake.
*Apple: vitamin c also known as absorbic acid synthesizes collagen which can help your skin look better. It also helps repair and maintain bones and teeth and helps heal wounds swiftly.
*Strawberries: help fight carcinogens and contains anti aging properties such as biotin and antioxidant ellagic acid which helps prevent sagging skin.
*Mint: helps to improve digestion and gets rid of stomach cramps.
*Lemon: stimulates the digestive track and helps with constipation.
Yesterday I had a MAJOR YOLO meal that I’ve been planning for weeks now since I was eating super clean for my book cover photo shoot and my DVD shoot. I invited my friends out to have the fattiest burgers, hotdogs, and fries I’ve ever tasted! Look:
That burger has 4 Hawaiian rolls as the top bun and 4 Hawaiian rolls as the bottom bun. That’s 8 Hawaiian rolls in one hamburger. It was my YOLOmeal celebration. Let’s not talk about calories, k? Mine was the “healthiest” with avocado, a fried egg, jalapeno cheese, and a huge burger patty inside. Some of the others had fries, chili, bacon, and just unspeakable things that should not be paired together for the sake of the human race. At first we all were DYING because of how amazing it tasted. Sweet, salty, gooey, soft, cheesy, crunchy…omg everything was perf.
I fell into a MAJOR food coma. I passed out 3 times yesterday. Once while my friends were playing Scrabble in the afternoon. Once in the car ride home. And once at night while checking email. It was really horrible and kinda funny (not really) all at the same time. My body just couldn’t handle. I felt sick, groggy, slow, and just blehhh. I thought a good night’s sleep would cure all. But I woke up with some congestion and crusty eyes.
SO!!! What’s the point of me telling you all that? I eat clean like literally 90-95% of the time. I save a YOLO Meal for once a week to satisfy my taste buds and my soul. But because I haven’t YOLO’d in a long while due to my shoots, I wanted to go hard. But…I went too hard. I didn’t really think it was possible as I never really get sick. But my body was like “DON’T YOU EVER DO THAT TO ME AGAIN!!!!”
It was like putting low quality gas in a beautiful car that can only take premium gasoline. The car (my body) malfunctioned and stopped running. Luckily, I recovered. But do it too much and the effects may be hard to reverse. Your body is your vehicle…feed it well so you can drive smoothly.
Our body is our best indicator of our health – all the symptoms you see and feel are red flags for you to diagnose. Be your own doctor. You know your body best. If it doesn’t feel good, stop it. If it feels good, do more of it. That’s a general rule I follow.
ANYWAY!! I woke up needing something to detoxify me from that carb and fat overload yesterday! So I made myself some Detox Water for Craving Control & Beautiful Skin. My goal was to rehydrate my insides since all that sodium was making me feel all shriveled up internally and externally. I also wanted to make sure to stop myself from wanting that meal again. I mean, the sick feeling I got will remind me to not want to eat like that but also, sometimes our bodies can get addicted to sugar and carbs if we have it too much.
So I hope you get a chance to try the concoction above! Let me know how it makes you feel! It tastes so good. I can drink it forever and ever! There’s zero calories in the whole thing unless you decide to eat the fruits afterwards.
Have you ever YOLO’d so hard that you passed out?