Beauty Detox Solution – really?
Typically, a book cover like this would make me roll my eyes – another glam looking model making false promises. Bah.
But my good friend who is as much into natural foods as I am suggested that The Beauty Detox Solution might offer answers to my sensitive digestion issues.
So I picked it up and surprisingly found myself annoyed, resistant to and challenged by this book, because Kimberly Snyder offers some inconvenient truths.
For example, I never knew about the importance of paying attention to the order and combination of foods I eat.
For optimal digestion, Kimberly says that breakfast and lunch should be our lightest meals and heavier, protein-based foods should be consumed at dinner.
Feels counter-intuitive? It’s not a new approach and Kimberley has backed up all her principles with her education, research facts from recognized professionals and her experience with clients that include major celebrities.
How about a beauty pairing rule like protein and starch do not mix?
OMG! That means our favourite comfort foods like cheese sandwiches, chicken and yams and granolas are more likely to cause traffic jams, bloating, aging and so on. But it works. I feel the benefits after experimenting (and doing some serious menu planning) with this rule for many of my meals this past week.
Beauty Detox offers three different beauty programs primarily focused on organic, raw and vegan foods, which don’t really work for me. However, her arguments on the negative impacts of dairy and animal protein on our systems have motivated me to further cut down these products from my diet.
Next beauty step for me is to have my morning masala chai with fresh almond milk or organic milk instead of regular dairy.
Now fellow beauties, I’m curious to know what your thoughts are on dairy and animal protein. Do you want to cut down but find it difficult to do so? I’m listening…