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Lomax 3-Day Juice Cleanse

I’ve never been one to shy away from extremes. So after my hen weekend, it seemed only fitting to embark on a detoxifying 3-day juice cleanse.

How it works: For three days, I replace all meals with cold-pressed organic juices.

The idea is to give my digestive system a rest, allow my liver to repair itself and my body to shed toxins.

The days before I started the cleanse, I ate super-healthy meals. My last meal was a from a newly launched nutritional brand called Vereo. They promote a concept of wellbeing by offering healthy balanced dishes designed by their Michelin trained development chef, for busy people on the go.

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The last food to pass my lips was fresh, healthy and delicious, and prepared me to start my cleanse the next day.

Okay, bring on the juices!

I chose the Lomax Cleanse. The juices must be picked up each day from their cafe on Fulham Road in Chelsea. Each day I had five juices – three main ones, with two in between to keep me going.

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Here I go with the first juice of day 1!

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During the cleanse, I was instructed to drink lots and lots of water. Coffee and alcohol are prohibited, but green and herbal teas are allowed. I drank many, many cups of Pukka’s Detox blend.

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Three days went by so much faster than I expected. The only side effects I can report were feeling a little weak at times, and unusually cold a lot of the time!

The benefits were increased alertness, feeling light and healthy – and by the end – a way flatter tummy!

I even felt I could go longer than three days. But it was nice to get back to real food, which I eased back into with a few days of raw veg – like this salad with miso dressing from Le Pain Quotidien.

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I will definitely be doing this cleanse again before the wedding to get me in healthy and balanced bridal form!

But I think I’ll save it for another rainy day down the road…

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Thanks to my brother for the awesome Maryland flag umbrella!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Sunset Yoga on a Turkish Gulet

While in Turkey, I had the pleasure of meeting the nicest gal (and fellow American expat) whose daily yoga classes onboard the boat were one of the most rejuvenating parts of the experience!

Colby is a Manuka Life instructor in London, certified in yoga, private instruction and retreats. Her buoyant energy really served to invigorate the practice – and the soothing sway of the boat just added to the sessions.

Manuka happens to have a line of colorful, lightweight yoga wear that is some of the most comfy and flattering that I’ve ever tried. This Active Seamless Tee had me humming “Ommmm” as soon as I slipped it on! I am definitely going to check out their shop on New Kings Road for more of this collection.

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As the sun made its westerly decent into the hills, we unfurled our mats for a soothing sunset practice.

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One of my favorite benefits of yoga is that it promotes awareness of the body and breath. Breathing is a lot like a wave, rolling in as you inhale and flowing out as you exhale. To be on a yacht, rocking gently on the water, really emphasized that sensation.

Practicing yoga outdoors, I could smell and taste the sea with every breath. And rather than reaching for the ceiling or extending out toward a wall, I found myself gazing up at the emerging stars in the dusky sky and stretching for the brilliant glow of the sunset on the horizon.

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I savored and clutched every minute of this session – truly the most peaceful and relaxing yoga class I’ve ever had.

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Namaste! xx