CLEAN DETOX

Every once in a while I have the desperate need to cleanse and detoxify my body. That usually happens after I take a long vacation like I did on the last few months. 

After Christmas in Aspen and New Years in Miami,  I headed to Mexico for ten days and then Beirut, for two weeks.  While in Beirut, I ate at a different restaurant everyday, sometimes for lunch and dinner, it was a gastronomical trip but when I got back to Miami, my body was begging me for a break. I immediately order a package of the Clean Program for me and for my husband too. I had already tried this cleanse before for a week and found it very effective and easy to follow.  

I could never do a detox where I can’t eat at least one time a day (like juice cleanses), and that’s why the program worked for me. Because it allows you to eat a meal at lunch (the ingredients must be in the list). There are two kinds of programs. One is a 7 day detox and the other is a 21 day detox, which I call the real deal! I could not commit to the 21 day program yet but that is my goal for the next time. 

Who designed the program? Dr Alejandro Junger MD

Why detox? To eliminate toxins from your body, to rejuvenate your body and mind and to create lifelong healthy habits.

How does it work? You receive a box with everything you need. All the shake packets (in powder flavours chocolate and vanilla), the probiotics and the supplements.

Breakfast: Clean Shake + 1 Probiotoc +1 supplement packet

Lunch: Clean meal + 1 supplement packet  

Dinner: Clean shake + 1 supplement packet 

How to make a shake? You can use coconut milk, almond milk or rice milk. You can add berries, mango, pineapple, fresh greens, almond butter, avocado and coconut oil. Add the packet and blend.

What to have for lunch? Vegetables, wild fish, organic chicken or turkey, brown rice, quinoa, avocado, coconut oil…

What can’t you eat? gluten, dairy, beef, eggs, coffee, soda, alcohol, processed sugar. For the complete list go to www.cleanprogram.com

It’s very important that you allow a 12 hour gap between your night shake and your morning shake. That’s when the body goes on a deep cleanse. 

I’m a big coffee drinker and a not so healthy eater at times so I had to fully commit to the program and leave my guilty pleasures behind. 

The first two days are a little hard especially because I couldn’t have my morning coffee but the program gives you so many recipes ideas that I immediately found a coffee substitute called Teeccino! 

During the program I continued to exercise and do everything normally. On this last detox I was traveling and tool the packets with me. It’s totally ok to cleanse on the road but it’s a little hard when you have a social agenda filled with dinners and gatherings. Is much easier to be home and inside your routine. 

The shakes are very filling and the taste is really good so I didn’t feel hungry at any moment, even after exercising. I try to do low a intensity workout mixing pilates with long walks on the beach. After the detox is over, you feel extremely clean, energised and super active. My digestion was so much better and my skin was really glowing. The feeling is so good that you want to continue eating exactly like that. Because of the detox, I eliminated a lot of foods that were harming me without me noticing. Milk, gluten and red meat are not a part of my diet any longer. I lowered my alcohol and coffee intake and I feel much better!

This program reminds you of how you should treat your body and of how amazing you feel when you do so!

 

De vez em quando eu tenho aquela necessidade desesperadora de limpar e desintoxicar meu corpo. Isso normalmente acontece depois de viagens muito longas como as que eu tive no últimos meses.

Depois do Natal em Aspen e do Ano Novo em Miami, fui para o México por 10 dias, e de lá, para Beirute por duas semanas. Em Beirute, comia em restaurantes diferentes todos os dias no almoço e jantar. Foi como uma viagem gastronômica, mas quando voltei para Miami, meu corpo estava realmente implorando por um tempo.

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Imediatamente, encomendei um kit de Detox da Clean Program para mim e para meu marido. Já tinha experimentado esse programa antes por uma semana e tinha achado muito eficaz e fácil de seguir. Eu nunca poderia fazer esses programas de  Detox onde você só come uma vez ao dia (tipo à base de sucos), e por isso achei que essa detox funcionou perfeitamente pra mim. Pois ela te permite comer uma boa refeição no almoço (os ingredientes tem que estar na lista).

Existem dois tipo de programas: um Detox de 7 dias e outro de 21 dias (mais eficaz); que é o meu objetivo para o próxima vez.

Quem elaborou esse programa? Dr. Alejandro Junger MD

Porque Detox? Para eliminar as toxinas do seu corpo, rejuvenescer corpo e mente e criar hábitos saudáveis para a vida toda.

Como funciona? Você recebe uma caixa com tudo que você precisa. Todos os shakes (em pó nos sabores chocolate e baunilha), os probióticos e os suplementos.

Café da manhã: Clean shake+1 probiótico+1 saquinho de suplementos.

Almoço: Clean Meal+1 saquinho de suplementos.

Jantar: Clean Shake+1 saquinho de suplementos. 

Como fazer o shake? Você pode usar leite de coco, amêndoas ou leite de arroz. Pode adicionar frutas vermelhas, manga, abacaxi, folhas verdes, manteiga de amêndoa, abacate e óleo de coco. Acrescente o pó e misture.

O que comer no almoço? Vegetais, peixes selvagens, frango orgânico ou peru, arroz integral, quinoa, abacate, óleo de coco...

O que você não pode comer? Glúten, lácteos, carne vermelha, ovos, café, refrigerantes, álcool e açúcar processada. Para a lista completa acesse www.cleanprogram.com.

É muito importante que você espere 12 horas enter o seu shake da noite e o shake da manhã. Essa é a hora que o seu corpo faz a limpeza mais profunda.

Eu não vivia sem café, e alguns dias, tenho que confessar que não comia tão saudável, mas eu me comprometi com esse programas e deixei aqueles prazeres que me deixavam com a consciência pesada para trás.

Os primeiros dias são mais difíceis, principalmente sem meu café de manhã, mas o programa te oferece tantas receitas maravilhosas que eu até achei um substituto para o meu café chamado Teeccino!

Durante o programa eu me exercitei e continuei minha rotina normalmente. Nesse último Detox eu estava viajando e levei todos os pacotes comigo. Tudo bem tentar fazer o Detox enquanto se está na estrada, mas é um pouco mais difícil, principalmente se você tiver uma agenda social recheada de jantares e coquetéis. É muito mais fácil fazer em casa e dentro da sua rotina.

Os shakes te deixam bem satisfeitos e o sabor é uma delícia. Não senti fome em momento algum. Você se acostuma rapidamente. Quando o Detox acaba você se sente extremamente limpa, energizada e ativa. A digestão melhora muito e a pele limpa totalmente. A sensação é tão boa que você quer continuar comendo exatamente daquele jeito. Por causa do Detox, eliminei vários alimentos que não estavam me fazendo bem. Leite, glúten e carne vermelha já não fazem mais parte da minha dieta. Diminuí o consumo de álcool e café e me sinto muito melhor e bem disposta.

Esse programa serve para nos lembrar de como devemos tratar o nosso corpo e como você se sente maravilhosamente bem quando você o faz.

Você acha toda informação que você precisa aqui: CLEAN PROGRAM

 

JORDAN

I’ve been traveling to Beirut for five years now and it became a second home to me since my husband is lebanese and his family lives in Beirut. 

I love bringing new people to town and taking them around. Last summer I invited two of my best friends from Brazil to visit Lebanon. We went on boat rides, restaurants, clubs, and the mountains; it was a blast! After a week we decided to take a quick trip to a new destination. We had a look at the map to check the borders of Lebanon and these were the options: Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Syria. We immediately chose Jordan for obvious reasons. It was a very delicate time in the Middle East and the United States had sent warnings about traveling in the region. 

We decided to go anyway. I called my brazilian travel agency  ESTACAO DE TURISMO (@estacaodeturismoviagens) and they immediately hooked us up with the best places. We had only three days and here is what we did.

PETRA:

We arrived in Petra at night, right in time for the amazing “PETRA BY NIGHT” tour where they light up the place with candles and everyone walks towards the main building "The treasury".  Once we got there, they had blankets on the floor and everyone sat down to watch locals singing and playing instruments while drinking their delicious local tea. It’s a quick tour but definitely with it! We stayed at the MOVENPICK hotel, which was perfect since PETRA sight was two steps ahead!

The next morning after breakfast, we headed to see Petra for real. It’s a full day thing and some people prefer do doit in two days. We took a guide and also walked around by ourselves. Our Petra experience had everything you can imagine. Camel rides, horse rides, donkey rides, laughs, photographs, surprises, bargaining and even an argument with a local beduin that hit a donkey on the face (I mean really??).

Petra it’s one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to, they manage to maintain a lot of the structure of the place and the walk towards the top was fantastic. And also tiring!

After our day in Petra we headed to the Dead Sea. I was suuuuper excited to float on the water and take a mud shower! We stayed at the KEMPINSKY ASHRAM**** the absolute best hotel in the region. Our room was great and the hotel had several pools, restaurants and a great SPA. The best part is that the property is right at the Dead Sea so you don’t need to take a car anywhere. I think the photos will show exactly how our experience was:

FROM TULUM WITH LOVE

Tulum became one of my favourite places to spend vacations during the winter time. This year, I went right after New Years during the first week of January and spent eight days enjoying the beach and all the music that happens during the BPM festival. All the action and clubs are located in Playa del Carmen which is an hour from Tulum, but every year more people decide to stay away from the city and enjoy a more quiet time in Tulum. There are a lot of nice places to stay there but my top hotels right now are Be Tulum, Ahau, Nomade, Sanará, Ana Y Jose, Azulik (eco hotel), Alaya and Casa Malca (once Pablo Escobar's house).

My favorite places to eat there: Be tulum hotel, Nomade Hotel (offers vegan cousine), Casa Banana, Hemingway, Hardwood, Azulik Hotel, Arca, The Real coconut at Sanará hotel (for breakfast and super healthy food). The shops are all at the main street and my favorites are Caravana Tulum and KM33 Tulum. 

Here are some of my favorite moments of the trip!

Tulum é um dos meus lugares favoritos para passar as férias de Inverno. Este ano fui logo depois do Ano Novo, na primeira semana de Janeiro para passar oito dias maravilhosos aproveitando a  praia e a música que acontece durante o Festival BPM. Todo o movimento e vida noturna acontece em Playa Del Carmen, há uma hora de Tulum, mas a cada ano mais pessoas decidem se afastar da cidade para aproveitar a calma e tranquilidade e o charme de Tulum. Este ano me hospedei no Hotel Casa Malca mas são tantos hoteizinhos lindos que fiz uma listinha pra vocês:  Be Tulum, Ahau, Nomade, Sanará, Ana Y Jose, Azulik (eco hotel), Alaya e Casa Malca (casa que pertenceu à Pablo Escobar).

Meu lugares preferidos para comer são Hotel Be tulum , Hotel Nomade (possui comida vegana), Casa Banana, Hemingway, Hardwood, Azulik Hotel, Arca e The Real coconut no Hotel Sanará (para café da manhã e comidas mais saudáveis). As lojas ficam na avenida principal e as que mais curto são Caravana Tulum e KM33 Tulum.

Agora, alguns momentinhos dessa viagem deliciosa!