Stockist: Chris James
Best for: A powerful detox to improve skin condition and help aid weight loss. Also great for people who are stuck in a dietary rut.
The Chris James Detox is an intense 12-day, detox plan which requires steely determination, singular focus and about as much will power as you can muster.
See it through and you’ll be thrilled with the results.
The detox kit comes with a plan of action guide plus, all the supplements needed for the 12-day duration. Days 1-3 are known as the Preparation Phase and are designed to ease you into the detox gently. During this time, you eat your normal diet but start stocking up on the raw, organic foods listed in the guide and take some of the supplements including Phytomins (mineral supplement), Super B Extra (which encourages effective cleansing), Vitamin C Extra (an antioxidant) and Chlorella (a single-celled algae, to rid the body of toxins).
Days 4-6 are the Pre-Purification Phase. Now you can eat as much raw fruit and vegetables from the guide’s prescribed list as you wish. There are also a few extra foods you can snack on in moderation, such as dates, seeds and nuts. During this stage you’ll take a cocktail of supplements, a teaspoon of Cyto-Biotic Active (a powder with pre and probiotics to help protect friendly bacteria during cleansing) and Psyllium Husk (a fibre to help fill you up and aid movement of waste through the intestines).
Now comes the really tough bit, days 7-9 known as the Power Phase. A liquid diet of water, carrot juice, vegetable broth and a Liver Flush Drink made from olive oil, garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper is the only food permitted, plus the supplements. During this time you are advised to do yoga, go walking and visit a steam room, making it the perfect time to treat yourself to a solo spa visit – let’s face it, you won’t be great company to anyone else. You are also advised to have a colonic (or three) during the Power phase.
By the time you reach the Maintenance Phase, Days 10-12, you will have lost upwards of 10Ibs, your skin will be clearer and you’ll be spurred on by the thought of reintroducing solid food to your diet. Start with small amounts and if you worry about food intolerances this is a good time to introduce dairy and gluten separately to find out how they really affect you.