Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Cleansing Foods for Good Skin and Healthy Body

Note: I used to put prices as a service for those who wanted to know, but I'm feeling this exposes my spendings abit too much, so I'm no longer going to put in prices. ^__^ Inspired by bloggers and sites I've read online, I've been eliminating (actually more like reducing) some foods and eating some extra stuff to make my body more healthy, get rid of bloating and excess weight/water. It seems to have helped, so I'm sharing some here. Just remember, I'm no doctor or nutritionist, just sharing my personal experiences. :D Things I try to reduce/eliminate: Meat, processed starches and sugars. I read that processed starches like pasta, noodles and bread are worse than plain starches like rice or potato. Ofcourse, alot of diets tell you to eliminate carbohydrates all together, but I'm not really going to that extent. I've been eating this concoction of cereals for breakfast (I can't seem to digest plain oats), black beans (good for hair and skin, I think) and yam paste (just for the taste). It looks gross, but it's really yummy. Plus I imagine it helps eliminate all the bad stuff in my body. I tried to go raw, but it didn't really work out for me due to my lack of discipline. So I just include more raw stuff in my meals. I chuck all these vegetables and fruits into the blender, mix in some collagen and water, to make a smoothie. It helps that I've always liked vegetables. My husband likes to say I'm always eating grass. Definitely this was inspired by Beauty Box's post, "Should you drink juice or smoothies for great skin?" I haven't tried straining the pulp to get juice only though.
I've also been drinking this on days when I'm not drinking the Meiji Collagen. Good for skin! Always feel my skin is smoother, even though I've been told by doctor friends that drinking collagen only makes the stomach lining smoother, not the skin. :p

So far, I've been doing this properly for about 2-3 days and I've already felt my bloating reduced. My feet and stomach don't feel so swollen anymore. I hope I can continue this for a bit longer and maybe even reduce my weight too!!

I'm heading to the doctor's to review my medication, as it is part of the cause of my recent weight gain. I don't think it's good for me if it makes me gain so much weight in such a short time. Hopefully he'll give me something else, or maybe say I can get off the medicine soon. :D

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8 comments:

amynaree said...

great post! i've been trying to go on the healthy route myself, so far i'm committing to drinking aloe juice everyday.. i feel that it has helped me cleanse my digestive system and has also made my skin feel smoother!

sizbelle said...

i just need more discipline to stay on such diet, i'm now on banana breakfast diet so far so good for digestion. i heard that there is some food suitable for diff blood type not sure how it works.

ning * star said...

I must have a glass of orange juice or a cup of yogurt every morning. haha xD

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Hey, hope the doc changes your medication! I've been eating more veg n less meat nowadays. Really helps to cut the bloat n those bits at the back of the arms ;)

See ya later!

Babybubblz said...

I can't give up carbs either, I love rice! I try to stick with: eat whatever you want but everything in moderation.

LOL @ a smooth stomach lining =)

Blovet Beauty said...

u make me wana try out meiji collagen .. my skin really needs this.. i've not been looking too gd due to stress !!

Uinisan said...

wow... I'm not sure I can really stick to anything as healthy as that hahahaahah... But good on you for trying to change your lifestyle :)

Synaura said...

Body detoxification is important in order to maximize our energy and to avoid frequent illness, fatigues, pains, depression and loss of concentration.
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