We left it a week because we heard that starting a detox on January 1 is so depressing that you're destined to fail and we needed time to wean ourselves off all that festive food! Plus, we wanted to let you know first so - if you were inspired - you could join in with us too and youll get a 50% detox discount to boot
Raw Fairies: Emily Cronin, News Editor
When coffees and lunch outings become focal points of the daily routine, somethings got to give. Im taking the New Year as a chance to recalibrate and reduce food dependencies with help from the wholesome folks at Raw Fairies. Its Five-Day Mini Cleanse features a combination of gourmet raw dishes and juice-only days. By definition, this means I wont enjoy any of the wheat, sugar, meat, dairy orgird yourselfcaffeine I rely on to get me through the week. But Im hoping Ill come out the other side feeling refreshed, decaffeinated, and maybe even a couple of kilos lighter. For more details, and to sign up for the 9 January Mini Cleanse, visit the Raw Fairies website here...
Soulmate Food: Amy Lawrenson, Beauty Writer
I will be trialling Soulmate food an easy-to-follow (in theory) plan that involves six juices per day for five days, plus six glasses of water. No coffee, alcohol or solid foods allowed, cripes! I am, however, allowed to carry out light exercise. We'll see about that. By next Friday I should have lost around six pounds if I stick to it. The juices all sound tasty, with no dodgy vegetables or leaves thrown in (I like my juices fruity). Having carried out a similar programme a couple of years ago I know it should not only work, I should be able to keep the weight off too.
If you want to sign-up to the 5-day Soulmate Food plan as well, the team are offering you a 50% discount, so a five-day supply will cost you £100 instead of £200. All you have to do is visit soulmatefood.com and use the voucher code "ELLE50" at the checkout. They deliver to mainland UK, plus Northern Ireland, so no excuses.
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