A customized detox program that worked for meBy Kinny Salas |Philippine Daily Inquirer
Somebody up there is really out to help me lose weight. Due to an underactive thyroid condition that causes me to pile on the pounds, my body is going through complications tied to being obese, such as joint pain, high cholesterol, severe constipation, etc.
Diet meal plans that work for others would trigger some new overnight allergy, causing me to develop cravings and hyperacidity.
Checking through my e-mail, I found a proposal from Neo Spa asking me to try their services. The words “ultimate detox” popped out of the page and seemed like the answer to my dilemma.
I was sent a questionnaire asking about any medical conditions, allergies and food restrictions I have, and whether I aimed for weight loss, lower body fat, glowing skin, inch loss, etc. From this, the spa could customize in advance some detox juices for me made from fruits, herbs and spices, as well as diet meals and the compatible treatments.
5 meals a day
Guess what? I lost 6 lbs in three days with hardly any effort. You are required to have five meals a day, and the three main meals are actually very tasty and sufficient in amount so there is no starvation. Day one and three you get to do at home or the office, but day two requires you to go to the spa and spend six hours for your customized detox treatments.
The first day alone was an instant 60 percent off in joint pain after I took the lemon water and spicy lemonade. Day two was the best for me; the six treatments they made me go through made me use the lavatory about 17 times. The moment they put me in the sauna, some toxin bubble seemed to burst inside me, and I just kept going to the bathroom.
I was kept hydrated with the juices and was even given a snack after the Coffee Colemic, so I was surprised I still lost 2.5 lbs at the end of the program. Post-treatment, I was constipation-free for two weeks, and I slept uninterrupted through the night.
The hardest part was following the post-three-day detox program even with the guidelines provided, as you are no longer spoon-fed and have to take responsibility in avoiding the proscribed foods. However, if you have discipline and determination, this treatment is very doable, as you are told what you can eat and not just what you can’t.
What is the Ultimate Detox? Carefully designed by US-certified fitness nutritionist Nadine Tengco and the Neo Spa team, the program combines phyto-enzyme detox juices, vegan detox meals and signature detoxifying spa therapies and treatments to cleanse one’s system, banish belly bloat, reduce weight and deliver fast results in just three days.
To keep the momentum up for weight loss and health, Nadine follows up the treatment with a gentle system detox eating plan and guidelines on how to break the detox program.
Are there side effects? Not everyone responds to a cleanse the same way. Some experience heightened energy levels, a feeling of lightness and clarity of mind and emotions. Others experience fatigue, aches and pains, emotional duress, headaches, or cold and flu-like symptoms.
These reactions are sometimes called healing crises, which are caused by temporary increased levels of toxins in the body due to elimination and cleansing. All these may be more pronounced if you typically eat a diet high in processed foods. These symptoms are not serious and will quickly pass.
Can one exercise during the program? Yes! Exercise aids in the flushing and detoxification process. The point is to create movement, to help your body pass things along. Weightlifting or strength training routines are not suggested, however. Instead, dancing, brisk walking, yoga or maybe even a swim is recommended.
Can everyone do this? Pregnant and lactating women should abstain. Also, ask your doctor first if you have chronic health problems. The program is not recommended for those below the age of 15. It is safer for teens to learn healthy eating habits instead of doing a detox.
For inquiries, call tel. +632-8158233, +632-8156948.