One day I was feeling heavy from some bad eating and exercise habits, and I wanted to try a detox or cleanse to refresh. I had never previously done a detox or a cleanse, so I took to some internet research to find a quick, simple plan. After discovering that trends such as juice cleanses are terrible for you and starve your body of necessary nutrients, I found a 7-day detox water formula promoted by trainer Jillian Michaels.
This drink is made of natural ingredients, encourages you to consume your minimum required daily intake of water, tastes decent and can help you lose up to five pounds of excess water bloat. It's not a diet or weight management answer, but rather makes you feel lighter, flatter and less bloated for the short-term.
- 60 oz. distilled water
- 2 TBS lemon juice
- 1 TBS sugar-free cranberry juice (Not diet or "no sugar added." I used Just Cranberry brand.)
- 1 dandelion root tea bag (I substituted this for Yogi Detox tea, which has dandelion in it.)
Combine these ingredients together and let sit for a couple hours or over night. Drink the full drink throughout the day. Repeat this for seven days.