HIP Detox: Day 6, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

I slept in a little later than usual, I was needing some extra zzzzz’s. I’m done with saltwater flush experimenting now that I’ve found my pretend broth. I was extremely sore from Bag of Tricks yesterday. I attribute that to my lack of protein. While I am getting some, it’s not enough to sustain the strength training in that class. I was gassed.

Although I was sleepy and sore, my body energy was pretty high. I wanted to make today a productive one, so I got right on writing for my deadline and started some laundry. Between housework, and getting up to pee every hour I decided it was a good day to take off of HIP. I foam rolled my sore areas while watching football.

Eating those leafy greens is getting easier. I’m starting to figure out where I can get them in unexpected places. Before this, I would have never put a handful of kale in a smoothie. Now I double the nutrition and size of my smoothie with a cup of greens. I can’t wait to test this next week to see if it gives me a little boost of energy.

So far, I’ve noticed weight loss, appetite change, an increased sense of smell, my skin is starting to clear up and I think my mind is a bit sharper. However, that could just be because I’ve been in a fog for the past few days. But at last the fog is lifting!

Food: Orange, blueberry smoothie with protein and spinach, raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds, broccoli with lemon tahini, Veggie Power Bowl with quinoa red onions,  peppers, 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.