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Kaeng Raeng Review

I concluded the Kaeng Raeng Detox, after completing four days. Today, I woke up and again did not have an appetite, yet had little energy to workout. I instead choose a Whole Berry Blast Pro Bar and a sliced banana with a dollop of Plain Soy Greek Yogurt and a sprinkle of Cinnamon. This breakfast/lunch combo gave me the energy to start my day and have a complete workout. It also kept me full until dinner, in which I stuck to eating healthy with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with hummus, salad, and a couple of lemon infused vegetarian grape leaves. I drank an abundance of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

The detox helped me achieve my goal of eliminating sugar cravings and focusing on healthy whole foods. I’m happy with the results of the detox, but the 3 Day detox would have been just right for me. Although it wasn’t difficult sticking to the detox, by day five, my body was telling me I needed energy and whole protein packed foods.

PROS: Eliminated cravings, weight loss, healthy mindset

CONS: Bloating after consuming, timely to consume, repetitive meals, lightheadedness, nausea

Kaeng Raeng [Day Four]

I woke and didn’t have much of an appetite until around noon. I drank my breakfast smoothie then. I had a late lunch juice a few hours later but only wanted something light, so I mixed the packet with liquid and I didn’t add any fruit. For a snack, I ate a raw Goji Granola Bar. Around dinner, I felt a little lightheaded, so I ate banana slices dipped in Plain Soy Greek Yogurt, for added probiotics, and drank half of a portion of my dinner juice. Today I’m craving steamed kale and tempeh, (still no sweets cravings!)

Breakfast: “Into the Blue” (I blended 1 packet + 32oz water + 1/2 banana)

Lunch: “Joyful” (I mixed 1 packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic fresh squeezed OJ)

Snack: Two Moms in the Raw Goji Berry Granola Bar

Dinner: Organic Banana Slices dipped in 2oz Plain Soy Greek Yogurt & half portion of “Daybreak” (I mixed packet + 16oz water + 2oz organic lemonade)

Kaeng Raeng [Day Three]

I woke up feeling fine and did a 45 minute HIIT workout on the elliptical. After my workout I felt a bit nauseous, and lightheaded but after I drank my breakfast smoothie I felt energized and full. I had a cucumber and tomato salad in the late afternoon, then completed the TIU Summer Slim Toning Workout. Afterwards, I drank my “Daybreak” smoothie to replenish. Today’s version has been my favorite combination. Still feeling less hungry, I actually had a hard time finishing my smoothies today, because I was so full. I can officially say the detox has definitely helped eliminate sweets cravings! The plan says you can add yogurt to any of the smoothies, instead I decided to make fresh berry yogurt pops for a cool treat (using So Delicious Plain Soy Yogurt). It actually tasted too sweet for me, I couldn’t eat it.

Breakfast: “Into the Blue” (I blended 1 packet + 32oz water + 1/2 frozen banana + 1/2C blueberries

Lunch: “Joyful” (I blended 1 packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic fresh squeezed OJ + 1/2C frozen banana)

Snack: Cucumber and Tomato Salad (organic cucumbers + organic sliced tomatoes + fresh ground pepper + fresh dill + oregano + white wine vinegar)

Dinner: “Daybreak” (I blended packet + 24oz water + 8oz organic lemonade + 1/2C frozen pineapple)