Everybody should have somewhat of a weight limit. Mine’s 75kg. The recent weeks have been worse with friends saying, “You look kind of swollen”, “Have you stopped exercising?” and “Your face very round ah!” All right, I get the hint and did feel horrible about myself.
It is true that I have exercised a lot less due to an injury incurred earlier this year. I never really took slimming pills and stuff, but when I read a write-up in 8 days on The Slimming Quencher by Olive & Green, a “delicious meal-replacement health drink that brings your body back into balance”, it called out to me to give it a try.
Made from organic cactus honey extract, organic citrus extract, herbs and spices, this meal-replacement drink is supposed to detox and “wake up” the metabolism from its slumber. Sounds simple right?
Here’s the catch – You cannot eat anything for 4 days! It may be easy for you, but never easy for a food blogger who eat good meals 4 times a day.
I need to say that Olive & Green did not endorse me to write this. I do not get paid for this. I will be happy if they would (Haha. Any slimming company can write to me too, yah?) So I will say the truth.
Not eating anything is NOT easy at all. And the drink is Not “delicious” – quite horrible tasting in fact, somewhat a cross between diluted tom yum and chilli water. Day 1 was terrible, though by Day 3 I got very used to the taste. It became bearable. I reminded myself it was honey.
Going to dinner at Cocotte and drinking Still water (true story), watching Prometheus with your tummy calling out to you (also true story), and doing 3 Zumba classes (another crazy true story) in between was mental and physical torture. You need A LOT of determination.
And so after 4 days, here are the results! But prior to that, the BEFORE pictures.
Am slightly embarrassed myself, my tummy seems to be a permanently bloated stage and I had to keep wearing black tees to cover up. Call myself a fitness instructor! Oh well, I did stop exercising for a while. Here’s the AFTER pictures. (Taken by iPhone, NO photoshop)
Amazing right? From 75.8kg to 71.7kg, in 4 days! Though my weight fluctuates between 72 and 73kg these few days after the programme.
My friends say that my face do not look so bloated, as though I got rid of my water retention. Other than looking sharper, most commented that my face looks clearer, glower, with lighter eye bags too. I do notice during Day 3, my faces were very pinkish.
I need to emphasize I do not advocate fast slimming. There is a part of me that feels it is still somewhat unhealthy, and eating healthily and exercising should still be the way to go. But I do value that Slimming Quencher helps me in detoxing. Some would say I would be just losing fluids. We shall see.
Watch out for this space one month later.