Book Review: 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
Author: JJ Smith
$12.35, Adiva Publishing, 167
[dropcap][/dropcap]If you are looking to lose weight, increase your energy, have mental clarity, better sleep and digestion, or less bloating, the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse may be just what you need to detoxify your body and reach your goals. Do not mistake best-selling author JJ Smith’s Smoothie Cleanse for a diet book; this book is about making a lifestyle change through a detox cleanse. Yes, there is the added bonus that you may lose up to 15 pounds in 10 days, however, Smith wants this cleanse to be the first step in trying to develop a happier and healthier you. She provides you with all the tools you will need to take your first steps.
What is great about this cleanse is that you do not have to starve yourself. You can do the full cleanse by drinking 3 smoothies a day and snacking on carrots, apples, hard-boiled eggs, raw or unsalted nuts, and seeds. Or, you can choose to do the modified cleanse which consists of two smoothies a day with a meal high in protein, like a salad with a grilled skinless chicken breast, while still snacking throughout the day. Smith offers you a shopping list for ingredients, and recipes for each of the 10 days. If you choose to continue drinking smoothies after your cleanse there are almost 50 pages of additional recipes catered to different needs like stress, fat-burners, and kid-friendly options. This cleanse also provides options for people with diabetes looking to make a change.
Smith claims that this cleanse will be a health-transformative experience. She explains the science behind the cleanse, giving reasons for drinking smoothies over juicing, as well as practical reasons like having an easier clean-up. More importantly, this cleanse is about training your body to have better eating habits. Smith provides information to last beyond your initial cleanse. She encourages you to be more active – now this doesn’t mean you have to start going to the gym, she is no athlete, but it does mean actively choosing the stairs over the elevator or taking a walk at lunch.
Remember: this is not a diet, this is a lifestyle change. This smoothie cleanse is not merely about losing weight fast, but about eating healthier and living healthier. If you diet only to lose weight you’ll be on a diet for life – who wants that? This is not going to be an easy task, but if you try to stick with it you will see the results.
10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse provides you with some great online resources, FAQs, testimonials, additional detoxification information, and high-protein recipes, like mushroom steak and seared scallops, to help you manage your way through the cleanse and beyond. The frequently asked questions are truly helpful – containing information for the coffee-drinkers, daily-exercisers, and more.
Smith uses repetition to drive her point home. The book is a breeze to read through, and the bulk of the information you need to start your cleanse occurs in the first half of the book. Smith’s disposition is very positive and encouraging, which makes this 10-day detox cleanse easier to begin. If you are tired of suffering from insomnia, breakouts of acne, food-cravings, depression, or maybe you just want to lose a few extra pounds, try the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It’s a good habit to start your day with a smoothie. Are you ready to make your lifestyle change?