I TRIED GWYNETH PALTROW'S 7-DAY DETOX. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

OK so here's the deal. I've got about ten days to rid by body of alcohol, get in tip top shape, and shed a few unwanted pounds before New York Fashion Week. Fortunately (or so I've thought in the past) my body is pretty resilient to change. Unfortunately, my body can go either way pretty quickly. Gain five pounds, lose five pounds. And while I'm not a fan of numbers, I am mostly aiming to feel good in my new favorite outfits as I don't just want to look my best but more importantly feel my best.

So, I've decided that since I love food and very strongly dislike juice cleanses (and they are not effective long-term for weight loss) I am going to think W.W.G.D (What Would Gwyneth Do) and try her 7-day detox. Because seven days seems manageable...and I leave in eight. 

Here's the plan I followed: Detox | Goop

The basics: no dairy, grains with gluten, meat, shellfish, anything processed (including all soy products), fatty nuts, nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant), condiments, sugar, and no alcohol, caffeine (editor's note: that's not going to happen) or soda.

And here's what went down IRL (In Real Life). Note: I will be updating this in real time:

Day One

7 am (ok fine 7:30 am) - wake up, feeling extra salty from last night's major throw down at Night + Market Thai. So good, so much food. First, one cup of hot water with lemon. Black coffee with unsweetened almond milk (sorry G, I need the almond milk)

12 pm - post run, yoga, and steam at the gym. Grabbed a bundle of juices from Pressed Juicery. Drank Greens 1 juice upon purchase. And 1 liter of Alkaline H2O. Still not feeling so good from last night's feast so thinking this just may be a juice day after all. But we'll see about that...

 

Brandi Chang