can’t believe i’ve survived day 1 on the Neera Detox Diet!
not a single morsel of food, just water (distilled) and a drink concocted from the Neera Detox Kit.
and the best part is… i actually dropped some weight already! 😀 YZ is doing the detox together with me as well, and he’s also dropped abit of weight too! (i know i know… don’t eat for one day, anyone also will drop abit of weight)
i weighed in at 54.4kg on Day 1 morning and today (Day 2) weighed in at 53.1kg!! omg.. i hope i can like get to 50kg or something hahaha. today is the second day, and i don’t even have any food cravings! :O
if you’re confused and am wondering what is this Neera Detox thing i’m talking about, it’s actually a detox/weight loss programme that’s been around for about 50 odd years already, and consists of drinking nothing but a concoction made from Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup, fresh lemon juice, distilled water and a dash of cayenne pepper. it’s also accompanied by a special organic detox tea to be drank in the morning/at night to help bowel movement and cleansing.
the Neera Detox is supposed to have the following benefits:
Lose 2-5 pounds safely and effectively in 3 days
Improves functioning of the digestive tract
Eases chronic ailments like asthma and colitis
Strengthens the immune system
Achieves a clearer and more radiant complexion
Improves concentration and increases willpower
Gains a sense of inner peace
Stronger nails and shinier hair
Increased energy and vigor
Reduced addiction to junk food
Motivated to adopt a healthier diet and exercise regime
the programme i’m following is the 3-5 day plan, which is supposed to provide a thorough cleansing of toxins from the system, as well as improve your health and result in weight loss. there are a few different ways of doing the Neera Detox, like the once-a-week plan, 7-10 day plan and meal replacement plan. i decided to go for the 3-5 day plan cos i want to see visible results, and at the same time challenge my willpower and determination hahahaa.
deng deng deng! the main ingredients you need to carry out the Neera Detox Plan! YZ’s sister was the one who told me about this product and introduced me to the distributor, who kindly sponsored me the Neera Detox Kit, which comes with a 1000ml bottle of Natural Tree Syrup, Cayenne Pepper, and the Neera Detox Organic Tea.
all the ingredients you need.
bought distilled water from the supermarket, luckily the shop downstairs my office sells distilled water too so it’s really convenient!
YZ and i chose to pre-mix our drink at the start of the day, so we don’t have to keep on mixing it throughout the day! for a day’s worth of Neera drink, you need 3 fresh lemons, at least 1.5-2.5l of water, and 16 tablespoons of Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup.
squeezing the lemons!
and this is the syrup, YZ thinks it smells like Gula Melaka! there’s maple syrup in it as well as syrup procured from 4 other different types of palm trees.
Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup
Madal Bal Syrup is made from a special blend of organic tree syrup from the sap of 5 types of trees –4 rare Asian palm trees and the maple tree. This is pure organic syrup, vastly different from the maple syrup found in stores, which can be over 90% artificially synthesised from sugar and corn syrup.
A blend of pure grade C maple and wild palm syrup rich in potassium, calcium and zinc; the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup can be mixed with distilled water, fresh lemon juice and Cayenne pepper to make a delicious, refreshing Neera Drink. This is a perfect mix with all the necessary nutrients and compounds to support, detoxify and neutralise toxins during your Neera Detox Programme.
it’s pretty easy to mix the drink, just add maple syrup (12 table spoons for me), lemon juice (juice of 3 lemons), then distilled water (abt 1.5 litres) and a pinch of cayenne pepper and mix it thoroughly!
In the late 18th century, lemons were recognised for their medicinal properties when used to treat scurvy. Today, lemons are an important ingredient in natural remedies to detoxify the body, especially the liver. It provides the body with Vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. It neutralises the PH balance of an overly acidic body, reducing bacterial and fungal growth. In addition, it acts as an internal detergent and an effective agent in dissolving fat during Neera Detox.
Capsiasin, a pungent compound found in Cayenne pepper, has a ‘heat effect’ on the body. When taken during Neera Detox, it loosens accumulated mucous in the body’s internal lining where toxins are collected for easy elimination. It also speeds up metabolism to burn fat and promotes circulation in remote areas of the body.
and i ended up with these two bottles of Neera drink, which is about 2.5l worth. brought one full 1.5l bottle to office yesterday, and i almost couldn’t finish it! so yup, 2.5l was too much for me! so i made a smaller quantity today, about 1.5l instead 😀 YZ finished all his 2.5l though! oh yes, i also took the Detox Tea (which is a mild laxative) last night and this morning, but so far haven’t had any effect yet, hahaha.
i thought it’d be really difficult to abstain from eating, but taking regular portions of the Neera drink alternated with plain distilled water actually kept me quite full throughout the day, and i didn’t really have any hunger pangs at all! it did feel strange not to consume any food at all, but i think it’s more psychological than physical. thanks to the natural plant sugars from the Natural Tree Syrup, it provides the body with energy, and other necessary nutrients such as minerals like potassium, manganese and zinc, so you won’t be starving your body of nutrients!
oh and the Neera Drink actually tastes quite yummy! kind of like lemonade with maple syrup taste! i let some of my friends try it and Fish said it tastes like pancake maple syrup hahaha. so it’s really not difficult to drink at all, except that i have to keep on running to the loo from drinking too much water/liquid! =_=
happy that i’m doing good so far, and hope it lasts to the end of the three days! i’ll keep you people updated at the end of Days 2 and 3, and i’m hoping to see really positive results! all the above information are all extracted from the website: http://www.neera-detox-diet.com so if you’re interested, you can go to their website to find out more about Neera Detox! it’s available at quite a few clinics/spas/aesthetic centers locally, all the store locations are here!
i’m like super determined this time, i’m so gonna hit my target weight! please let me see 50kg on my weighing scale soon!
outfit: i really really love this dress and i’m considering if i should wear it for CNY! gees, haven’t actually gotten any clothes specifically for CNY yet! adore the florals on this dress as well as the super flattering cutting that skims the waist and flares out prettily! love love.
the weaved straps are gorgeous too 😀 so simple but unique!
vintage english roses.
also went for my third orthodontic appointment today, and all’s looking good!! changed my rubber bands to purple hhehehe looks so nice!!
and check out (almost) how straight my teeth are already! just that one crooked tooth that’s really annoying. Dr Cheng said we won’t do any extractions yet cos we’d need to extract 4 teeth to straighten out just 1 tooth! so he shaved down some of my teeth to create a bit more space and hopefully this little crooked tooth will fit in nicely soon. fingers crossed!
and a progress collage: so far so good right! clockwise, from pre braces, to month 1, 2 and 3! so much straighter already, looking at it makes me feel happy!!! 😀 awesome max.
gonna go edit photos for the upcoming collection now! update again soon!