HIP Detox: Day 5, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

I’ve finally found a saltwater flush strategy that works for me! I heated up the water so it was almost hot, but not boiling. Then I added the salt to the warm water and put it in a bowl. I sipped it, pretending it was a broth. Much improved. I made sure to move around a bit so it would take effect faster. Bingo!

I’ve significantly decreased my food intake from the first day. After the saltwater flush, I started with the elixir. My stomach was still rumbling so I took my smoothie to go and headed out to teach class. Afterword, I tried a Bag of Tricks. Surprisingly I was able to bring my energy on the trampoline, but struggled with the strength exercises in between. Don’t get me wrong, I was able to keep up. I wasn’t like a cartoon lifting a dumbbell then going straight through the floor, but I was not my usual. And I found it hard to push myself. I tried my best to work where I was feeling for the day.

Later on in the evening, I went to a black box comedy show my boyfriend was hosting in Hollywood. I felt up for going to a show, it was good to get ready and put on an outfit. We packed a ton of snacks for the rush hour trek across town. It’s a show he hosts once a month and they always have refreshments. It was hard to say no to the wine, but once it was out of sight it was out of mind. I enjoyed myself during the show, although I didn’t feel much like socializing after.

Food: Orange, blueberry smoothie with protein and kale, raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds, Veggie Power Bowl with quinoa red onions, zucchini, spinach + elixir, water with lemon, detox tea.

Symptoms: Fatigue, dull headache, body aches, acne, sleep interruption.

Disclaimer: This experience is typical of the HIP Detox, yet everyone is different. This account is only a representation of the effects of the cleanse. Please consult with a nutritionist or doctor before attempting any sort of cleanse or drastic change in diet.