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BY KATHY FRESTON

First off, let me tell you that I’m a friendly vegan! I’m not judgmental, and I truly believe that it’s not my business to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t eat. I grew up in the South, greatly enjoying chicken-fried steak and barbecued ribs, and every kind of cheesy thing I could get my hands on. I loved meat; never thought about it. Until I thought about it. After a few years of transitioning, I’ve been vegan for seven years. And it seems I’m not alone.

I went out to dinner last night with friends and came home fairly hungry. If you don’t count the bread I tried not to eat too much of and the olives from my martini, or the little side dish of steamed vegetables, there wasn’t much I could call a meal. I scanned the menu for anything that I could eat, but all I saw was lobster, lamb, fish, steak, chicken, veal, pork, and pastas that had any combination of the aforementioned meats with cheese or cream. Nothing for me but the dreaded Grilled Vegetable Plate.

I would SO love a hearty dish with a center of the plate protein, with some TLC from the chef — i.e. sauces and garnishes — to make it just as fulfilling as the meat and dairy dishes. I would pay good money for it! And I know a lot of other people would too — and not just vegan people.

Eating vegan(ish) or vegetarian is mainstream now, and growing ever more so. Oprah, Ellen and Martha each devoted shows to eating vegan. “Good Morning America,” “Extra” and “Dr. Oz” have also dedicated segments to the growing popularity of eating less meat and more plant-based food, and you will find in just about every major magazine or newspaper, there are features about the ever increasing vegan trend. Natalie Portman, Tobey McGuire, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Mike Tyson, Bill Clinton, Larry Page, Biz Stone, Ricky Williams and Tony Gonzales are all vegan (or veganish!); these folks are the trendsetters — actors, athletes, business and thought leaders.

I realize that vegan is not how the majority of people eat, and restaurants are in the business of giving their customers what they want, but the trend is quite assuredly moving toward reducing and replacing meat. In fact, I’ve noticed that when I can finagle something interesting from the chef (assuming the waiter bothers to approach him with the request) that is both hearty and healthy, nine out of ten times most of the people at the table will say, “I’ll have what she’s having.”

Whether it’s because someone wants a break from animal protein three meals a day every day, or they are concerned with their health or weight, or they want to be conscious eaters for the environment, a vegan option is extremely appealing when presented well.

The problem is, restaurants are generally not presenting them well. A plate of vegetables situated next to a baked potato is okay in a pinch, but I wouldn’t want to pay a lot for it, nor would I return to that restaurant for it. I would choose another place that everyone would be happy, where my husband could get fish and I could get something plant-based (and not just pasta with tomato sauce … too many carbs, and boring).

A meal that looks like what everyone else is enjoying would be so, so gratifying and appreciated! And there are so many ways to make a meal with a vegetarian protein using Gardein (looks and tastes like different meats, high protein, low fat and is available through distributors like Sysco and US Foods ), seitan (wheat protein … made into cutlets or strips), lentils, beans, tofu, chickpeas, tempeh or other high-protein meat alternatives. And on a business note, the profit margin is greater as plant-based protein is cheaper than animal protein, and is how many other cultures get protein.

Check out these stunning statistics on the where the food trend is going:

Number of Vegetarians/Vegans and Trends in Vegetarian/Vegan Eating

– In a 2010 study from marketing firm Context Marketing that included 600 respondents, they found that 21 percent said “vegetarian” is important or very important to them. Fourteen percent said “vegan” is important or very important to them.
– The average American ate 14 pounds less meat (including poultry) per year in 2009 (208 pounds per person) than in 2006 (222 pounds per person).
– In feedback surveys among college students at campuses that Bon Appétit Management Co. (which manages more than 4,000 corporate, college and university accounts)
oversees, in 2005-2006 an average of 8 percent said that they were vegetarian. The 2009-2010 survey, however, had very different results: 12 percent identified themselves as vegetarian.

Vegetarian/Vegan Trends in Dining Out

– According to a January 2011 USA Today article on marketing trends for 2011, 47 percent of Americans are trying to reduce their meat consumption.
– A 2009 issue of Nation’s Restaurant News suggested adding vegetarian/vegan options to the menu as one of its top strategies for improving business. The publication noted that vegetarian food is generally less expensive for restaurants to procure, and mentioned the “veto vote,” the tendency for families with one or more vegetarians to bypass any restaurant that serves no meat-free fare.

Let me just leave you with this: I often dine out in Santa Barbara, and my favorite restaurant is Lucky’s Steakhouse. They make a mean martini and have a fantastic wine list, and the ambiance is festive and fun. They now feature a tofu dish, right alongside the steak, chicken and fish on the menu. A few friends and I had requested something other than the dreaded Grilled Vegetable Plate for so long, they finally relented. Not happily, at first, but they did it. They took one of their fish dishes and simply swapped out the fish for tofu, grilled it over braised spinach and a sweet miso sauce.

I usually start with a chopped salad of three kinds of lettuce, chickpeas, onions and avocado. We get a side of sweet potato fries to share. I asked the manager how the dish was doing, and he said, “I’m shocked, but it’s flying out the door!” His customers are not vegan. Not even vegetarian or pescetarian. But everyone these days, it seems, wants to lighten up on meat a bit. And so they come to the steakhouse for the ambience and a good drink, and they enjoy a hearty protein-centered, plant-based meal, and everyone wins! The other restaurants, we simply don’t consider anymore because we want everyone — veg or carnivore — to be happy!

Here’s a little starter guide:

– Instead of milk or cream, use almond, soy or cashew cream
– Instead of butter, use Earth Balance (you would not know the difference)
– Instead of chicken broth, use vegetable broth
– Instead of chicken, use Gardein, seitan or tofu
– Instead of ground beef, use Smart Ground meatless crumbles or lentils
– Instead of cheese, use Daiya or Teese non-dairy cheese

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From Prevention.com

Lose stubborn belly flab and tone up all over with this fast, easy plan

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Yoga is a known stress buster, but it’s also one of the most effective workouts for fighting stubborn fat stores, especially the ones that crop up after age 40. The reason: Studies show that yoga lowers levels of stress hormones and increases insulin sensitivity–a signal to your body to burn food as fuel rather than store it as fat. The following yoga workout for weight loss will do just that while firming up your arms, legs, butt, and abs. Start now to see weight loss results in as little as 3 weeks.

Workout at a glance

What you need: A yoga mat or carpeted space

How to do it: Follow this routine at least 3 times a week, holding each move 1 time for 3 to 5 deep breaths, unless otherwise noted. Start with the Main Move for each exercise. If it’s too difficult, do the Make It Easier variation. If it’s not challenging enough, try the Make It Harder option. For faster results: Hold each pose for 5 to 8 breaths and increase repetitions (where noted) by 2 or 3.

MAIN MOVE: Crescent [Firms abs, hips, and thighs]
Stand with feet together, toes forward, and arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms overhead, reaching fingertips toward ceiling. Exhale, and bend forward from hips, bringing hands to floor (it’s okay to bend knees). Inhale, and as you exhale, step right leg back into a lunge (left knee bent about 90 degrees, knee over ankle; right leg extended and on ball of foot). Inhale and raise arms overhead; gaze forward. Hold, then return to standing and repeat, stepping left leg back.

Make it Harder: From end position, inhale and arch torso, arms, and head backward, gazing at fingertips.

Make it Easier: Lower right knee to touch floor as you step back into a lunge, and rest hands on left thigh.

MAIN MOVE: Willow [Firms sides of abs]
Stand with feet together, arms at sides. Place sole of left foot on inside of right thigh, knee bent to side. Touch palms in front of chest for 2 breaths. On third inhale, extend arms up, fingertips toward ceiling. Exhale, and on the inhale, bend torso to left. Inhale and straighten. Repeat 3 to 5 times, pressing foot into thigh; switch sides.

Make it Easier: Keep left foot on calf or touch toes to floor for balance.

Make it Harder: Close eyes as you balance and bend.

MAIN MOVE: Rocking Boat [Firms abs and back]

Sit with knees bent, feet on floor, hands on thighs. With torso straight and head in line with body, lean back about 45 degrees, raising feet so calves are parallel to floor, toes pointed. On an inhale, extend arms and legs, keeping legs together. Exhale, and as you inhale, lower torso and legs 3 to 4 inches so body forms a wider V shape. Exhale and raise torso and legs. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

Make it Easier: Hold backs of thighs with hands and keep legs bent. Lower torso only.

Make it Harder: Once in the wider V position, extend arms overhead.

MAIN MOVE: Hover [Firms shoulders, arms, abs, and back]
Begin in push-up position on toes with arms straight, hands below shoulders, and body in line from head to heels. On an exhale, lower chest toward floor, bending elbows back, arms close to body, abs tight. Hold a few inches above floor.

Make it Easier: Begin on hands and knees and walk hands forward until body is in line from head to knees.

Make it Harder: While holding the hover, lift left leg 6 to 12 inches, pause, and lower. Do 3 to 5 times, then switch legs.

MAIN MOVE: Chair [Firms butt and thighs]
Stand with feet together, toes forward, arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other. Exhale and sit back about 45 degrees, keeping knees behind toes and abs tight to support back; gaze forward.

Make it Easier: Do the move with feet hip-distance apart, hands on thighs, and bend only about 30 degrees.

Make it Harder: After you sit back, lift heels off floor, balancing on balls of feet (knees will be in front of toes); gaze up at fingertips.


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This is a follow up post to https://hecticlifehealthygirl.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/kaeng-raeng-ceo-on-a-vegan-gluten-free-detox/

Day 2:  Well, this cleanse isn’t going exactly as planned.  I realized last night that I can’t give up the caffeine cold turkey.  The headaches were hurting my ability to work (and that’s not a possibility).  Hence, I’ve decided to ease out of the caffeine.  I had a glass of green iced tea yesterday which had about 60 mg of caffeine plus 2 aspirin.  I felt much better.

This morning I’m starting off with 2/3 cup of green tea.  Tomorrow I’m hoping to get to 1/2 cup, then 1/3 cup, then nothing.  But easing out seems to be the way I’m going to have to go.  I’m still taking my Claritin and no change in my allergy symptoms as of yet.

Detox wise, I’m feeling grand.  Had plenty of energy this morning to walk Shadow, hit the gym, enjoy a “joyful” KR smoothie, and get back to work.  Had a second shake (“into the blue”) in the mid-afternoon and then a robust vegetable salad for dinner (plus 1 tablespoon of olive oil and vinegar dressing).

Day 3:  Woke up with no headache and a slight stuffy nose.  Phew.  Felt pretty sluggish so I had 1/2 cup of green tea mixed with almond milk.  Made it to the gym – pilates + cardio.  Came home to a delicious detox “daybreak” smoothie with 28 oz water, 4 oz orange juice, 1 banana, and 1/2 cup frozen pineapple.  Delicious!  I only drank about half of it then had the other half later in the afternoon.  Another amazing salad – this time with avocado.  Had to take my Claritin again this morning, but I’m already feeling better.

Day 4: Ugh, had a horrible night of sleep last night.  Shadow woke me up early barking at squirrels on our roof.  I sluggishly made my way out of bed, got dressed, and took Shadow on our morning walk. But the headaches were bad.  I had been feeling so great by end of day 3 – ARGH!   So I had a full cup of green tea with some unsweetened soy milk and immediately felt better.  I WILL kick this caffeine nonsense.

I had to take a Claritin this morning as my nose was stuffed up, but the dry eyes and mouth are definitely going away.  My skin is really starting to glow – I love that about raw vegan detox.  Overall there’s progress, but I may need to extend this detox to see real benefits.  I know that I don’t live as toxic of a lifestyle as others, so I won’t see the kind of normal food detox side effects and dramatic results that others might.

I finished off day 4 having had 2 detox shakes and eating raw vegetables in the evening.  I honestly wasn’t that hungry.  I made it to spinning class and had plenty of energy to keep up with the class.  Yay!  Loving this cleanse!

Day 5: Must remember to hydrate today – I’ve definitely been slacking on water.  I had to have a cup of tea this morning, but I’m definitely feeling much better on less caffeine.  The detox is working!  Very few allergy symptoms today!  I took a Claritin but haven’t had nearly the stuffiness and watery eyes that I normally do.  I might even try not taking the Claritin at ALL tomorrow!  Took Shadow on our usual walk and worked all day. Had a ‘daybreak’ smoothie this morning with water, 4 oz of OJ, a banana, spinach, and spirulina.  At 3 pm I realized I hadn’t eaten anything else!  So I grabbed a small bowl of carrots and an orange for a snack.  Planning on having a robust veggie salad this evening after my workout.  Loving this cleanse!

Day 6:  Went without caffeine today and feeling fabulous!  I thoroughly cleaned the house which definitely helped my allergy symptoms.  No Claritin today although I’ve been blowing my nose more often that usual.

I think I’m beginning to see the real results of this detox!  I’m no longer cravings carbs, I’ve got more energy than usual on no caffeine, and I’m staying super hydrated.  Feeling good!

Day 7:  The morning following my 6 day  detox I was down 3 pounds (I wasn’t anticipating losing any weight as part of this, so that was a nice surprise!), I was completely off of caffeine and Claritin, and I felt amazing.  I actually craved a Kaeng Raeng smoothie!  I probably made it through the whole day under 1000 calories, but totally unintentionally.  Once you’ve released those toxic, processed foods (even starches and white carbs) out of your system, you no longer crave them or feel you need them to get full.

Day 8:  My third day without caffeine and I have no headaches and FINALLY no allergy symptoms!!!  Obviously raw food detoxes can only help your allergies so much – it’s mostly environment.  But by allowing my body to return to its healthy organic state, I feel confident using occasional nasal spray instead of Claritin and drinking green tea only on occasion instead of relying on tons of tea to get me through the day.  I can safely say this detox was a success!  (And I’ve kept those 3 pounds off – yay!).

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From CNN Health

(CNN) — If you’re trying to lose weight, close your eyes for a minute and imagine the moments that make you fat.

Think through your day, and you’ll see them, as big and obvious as a hot fudge sundae sitting right in front of you. You’ve been good all day, and wham, your friends suggest you go to a buffet for dinner; or you’ve diligently worked out and wham, you end up at a cocktail party with an array of the most killer desserts ever.

Don’t rely on your willpower to get you through these tough times, advises James Hill, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado.

“Willpower is not inexhaustible,” he says. “You only have a certain amount of it, and it’s gone.”

The key is to accept the fact that your willpower will run out at some point, and plan strategies to get you through fattening situations. Here are the top five moments that make you fat, and what you can do to outwit them.

On vacation

The problem: You’re on vacation and you want to kick back, relax, and enjoy the local cuisine — but you don’t want to come home with pounds to shed.

The solution: “Go for it,” advises Frances Largeman-Roth, a registered dietitian and senior food and nutrition editor at Health magazine. But share with others. If you’re in Paris, for example, don’t skip a visit to the bakery — that would be tres triste — but share the goodies with friends.

After a break-up

The problem: You want to bury your sorrows in a pint of ice cream.

The solution: “Instead of meeting your friend for a drink to dish about your ex, meet up for a power walk or run,” Largeman-Roth advises. Also, sign up for a team that is training for a 5K or some other race to distract your self and meet new people.

A party with fabulous food

The problem: You’re at a party and everything looks delicious. It’s free, it’s in front of you, and no one’s stopping you.

The solution: Don’t arrive famished, says Dr. Melina Jampolis, CNNHealth’s diet and fitness expert. Eat a small protein snack before the party, such as a few slices of turkey, a half a cup of low-fat cottage cheese, or half a protein bar.

Also, limit your alcohol, and not just because it’s caloric, but because if it’s hard to control yourself while you’re sober, imagine how much harder it is while tipsy.

Watching TV

The problem: You want to plop in front of the television with a high-fat snack.

The solution: Use a small bowl, Largeman-Roth says, or snack on frozen grapes or veggies with a yogurt-based dip.

At a buffet, or a restaurant with enormous portions

The problem: Buffets offer limitless amounts of food, and much of it has tons of calories. Restaurants with big portions of delicious foods make it hard to push the plate away.

The solution: Simply don’t go to buffet restaurants, Hill advises. But if you really have to, sit at a table where you can face away from the buffet — Jampolis says studies show people who face away tend to eat less — and load up initially on fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins so (at least hopefully) you won’t have enough room for the bad stuff. At the end of the meal, she suggests having everyone at the table get just one dessert and share, so you get a little taste of lots of things.

As for big portion restaurants, the trick is to get the doggy bag at the front end, not the back end. Hill suggests when you order your meal, ask for half of your dinner to be brought to you on a plate, and the other half in a to-go box.

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CNN Health Diet & Fitness expert Dr. Melina Jampolis had THIS to say about Kaeng Raeng:
I’m not a big fan of cleanses and detox regimens but I do believe in meal replacements if you are trying to lose weight as they can make life easier. I recently found a product that I really like, Kaeng Raeng vegan detox. It consists of shake packets with protein, lots of fiber, and dried [fruit] and it is VERY filling. I used it twice a day with small snack and healthy dinner and lost 3 pounds in one week.

Dr. Melina JampolisFollow Dr. Melina on Facebook!

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Lindsay Reinsmith, Founder and CEO Kaeng Raeng

Hi, I’m Lindsay.  I’m the founder and CEO of Kaeng Raeng, an all natural detox meal replacement program.  Did you know – I use Kaeng Raeng too?  Yup, even though I live a pretty healthy lifestyle (I’m vegan, exercise regularly, etc etc) sometimes even I can feel the need for a cleanse. And with a few weddings around the corner and having spent the last couple of weeks not eating my best (hey, french fries are vegan!), the time has come.

Plus, it’s allergy season, and I’m miserable every morning waking up with my eyes swollen shut, my nose stuffed up, and my throat dry from a night of mouth breathing.  I figured it was time to do something about it!  I’m a daily Claritin person, and last week I had taken 3 in one day just to stop sneezing, and my heart was racing and I felt crummy.  I need to kick caffeine and toxic food out of my system if I want to alleviate these allergy symptoms in any natural way.

Avoiding the outdoors is NOT a option for me!  I have a dog (Shadow as pictured below) and I can’t deprive her of her twice daily walks and outdoor time.  Plus I live in one of the most gorgeous places on earth (Palo Alto, CA) so daily bike rides, long walks, and driving with the windows down are a MUST.

shadow

Shadow

I created Kaeng Raeng a long time ago and have had the distinct pleasure of watching friends, family, and now strangers try it, love it, and want to do it again.  It’s a great feeling knowing I’ve created something that other people can use – but even better, I still use it myself!  Yes, as the owner of the company I do have unique access to the product.  But that doesn’t make it any less amazing!

I’m doing a 6-day veteran cleanse.  I do a KR detox just like most people would – I like to blend the KR shakes with frozen fruit, ice, or soy/almond milk.  I eat raw fruits and veggies on the side.  And I abstain from alcohol, cooked food, (obviously) meat and dairy, refined sugars and carbohydrates, etc.  But this time: I’m also avoiding caffeine.  This will be my first caffeine free detox.  I usually have to do it with at least green tea or the headaches hold me back.

Well this time I decided to SUCK. IT. UP.  I’m kicking caffeine once and for all, and I know it won’t kill me!

Here’s how I got started.  First, I picked a date.  That seems to be the tough part.  My boyfriend, Jason, well he’s out of town so that means no pressure to go out for dinner, no drinking while watching the Giants totally WHOOP the Dodgers (oh yes, I went there), and no cooking dinner together.  So I’ve got 6 open days of opportunity to do this cleanse right.

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Stock up on fresh fruit!

Second, I went to the store.  I hit up Trader Joe’s for all things detoxilicious!  I got organic fruits and veggies of all kinds: apples, grapes, pears, strawberries, carrots, spinach (amazing for making KR green smoothies!), cucumber, celery (a personal favorite – yes I’m weird), oranges, bananas, bell peppers, and kale.  Plus some unsweetened soy milk and almond milk, but I use those sparingly during my cleanse (like 1/4 cup once per day).

Third, I started my first day sans stimulants.  Thus far, it hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be.  I have a slight headache, but nothing severe.  I had my first KR shake this morning – I made it a green one.  It’s after 3 pm and I’m still not hungry for the second one.  I usually only do 2 shakes/day and supplement with lots of raw vegetables.  I’m seeing a great salad in my future…

Day 2:  Well, this cleanse isn’t going exactly as planned.  I realized last night that I can’t give up the caffeine cold turkey.  The headaches were hurting my ability to work (and that’s not a possibility).  Hence, I’ve decided to ease out of the caffeine.  I had a glass of green iced tea yesterday which had about 60 mg of caffeine plus 2 aspirin.  I felt much better.

This morning I’m starting off with 2/3 cup of green tea.  Tomorrow I’m hoping to get to 1/2 cup, then 1/3 cup, then nothing.  But easing out seems to be the way I’m going to have to go.  I’m still taking my Claritin and no change in my allergy symptoms as of yet.

Detox wise, I’m feeling grand.  Had plenty of energy this morning to walk Shadow, hit the gym, enjoy a “joyful” KR smoothie, and get back to work.  Had a second shake (“into the blue”) in the mid-afternoon and then a robust vegetable salad for dinner (plus 1 tablespoon of olive oil and vinegar dressing).

Day 3:  Woke up with no headache and a slight stuffy nose.  Phew.  Felt pretty sluggish so I had 1/2 cup of green tea mixed with almond milk.  Made it to the gym – pilates + cardio.  Came home to a delicious detox “daybreak” smoothie with 28 oz water, 4 oz orange juice, 1 banana, and 1/2 cup frozen pineapple.  Delicious!  I only drank about half of it then had the other half later in the afternoon.  Another amazing salad – this time with avocado.  Had to take my Claritin again this morning, but I’m already feeling better.

Day 4: Ugh, had a horrible night of sleep last night.  Shadow woke me up early barking at squirrels on our roof.  I sluggishly made my way out of bed, got dressed, and took Shadow on our morning walk. But the headaches were bad.  I had been feeling so great by end of day 3 – ARGH!   So I had a full cup of green tea with some unsweetened soy milk and immediately felt better.  I WILL kick this caffeine nonsense.

I had to take a Claritin this morning as my nose was stuffed up, but the dry eyes and mouth are definitely going away.  My skin is really starting to glow – I love that about raw vegan detox.  Overall there’s progress, but I may need to extend this detox to see real benefits.  I know that I don’t live as toxic of a lifestyle as others, so I won’t see the kind of normal food detox side effects and dramatic results that others might.

I finished off day 4 having had 2 detox shakes and eating raw vegetables in the evening.  I honestly wasn’t that hungry.  I made it to spinning class and had plenty of energy to keep up with the class.  Yay!  Loving this cleanse!

Day 5: Must remember to hydrate today – I’ve definitely been slacking on water.  I had to have a cup of tea this morning, but I’m definitely feeling much better on less caffeine.  The detox is working!  Very few allergy symptoms today!  I took a Claritin but haven’t had nearly the stuffiness and watery eyes that I normally do.  I might even try not taking the Claritin at ALL tomorrow!  Took Shadow on our usual walk and worked all day. Had a ‘daybreak’ smoothie this morning with water, 4 oz of OJ, a banana, spinach, and spirulina.  At 3 pm I realized I hadn’t eaten anything else!  So I grabbed a small bowl of carrots and an orange for a snack.  Planning on having a robust veggie salad this evening after my workout.  Loving this cleanse!

Day 6:  Went without caffeine today and feeling fabulous!  I thoroughly cleaned the house which definitely helped my allergy symptoms.  No Claritin today although I’ve been blowing my nose more often that usual.

I think I’m beginning to see the real results of this detox!  I’m no longer cravings carbs, I’ve got more energy than usual on no caffeine, and I’m staying super hydrated.  Feeling good!

Day 7:  The morning following my 6 day  detox I was down 3 pounds (I wasn’t anticipating losing any weight as part of this, so that was a nice surprise!), I was completely off of caffeine and Claritin, and I felt amazing.  I actually craved a Kaeng Raeng smoothie!  I probably made it through the whole day under 1000 calories, but totally unintentionally.  Once you’ve released those toxic, processed foods (even starches and white carbs) out of your system, you no longer crave them or feel you need them to get full.

Day 8:  My third day without caffeine and I have no headaches and FINALLY no allergy symptoms!!!  Obviously raw food detoxes can only help your allergies so much – it’s mostly environment.  But by allowing my body to return to its healthy organic state, I feel confident using occasional nasal spray instead of Claritin and drinking green tea only on occasion instead of relying on tons of tea to get me through the day.  I can safely say this detox was a success!  (And I’ve kept those 3 pounds off – yay!).

 

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Brought to you by Kaeng Raeng

Kaeng Raeng is an all natural meal replacement detox program designed to rid your body of toxins and help you jumpstart a healthier lifestyle.  As a detox program, it also can serve as a great remedy for a weekend or night of too much partying.

Kaeng Raeng is packed with fruit, fiber, lean protein, probiotics and vitamins.  Combine it with at least 32 oz of water and you have a hangover cure!

What is a Hangover?

Other than an amazing movie, a hangover is basically a series of symptoms from your body being dehydrated after a long night of drinking.  Alcohol deprives your body’s cells of water and impairs your liver from creating glucose for your tissues, which is why you might feel dizzy, have a headache, or have difficulty concentrating during a hangover.

There are several obvious ways to prevent a hangover: don’t drink too much, eat while drinking, drink plenty of water in between alcoholic drinks, etc.  But we’ve all been there.

Kaeng Raeng packs everything your body (and specifically your liver) needs to get through your hangover.  It’s easy to drink and works to remove the toxins in your liver that are keeping it from healthfully producing glucose.  Just drink one shake the morning after your drinking binge and you’ll feel better in no time!

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