Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beauty Detox

I've been reading a book that has completely changed my life. Its called "The Beauty Detox Solution." The author, Kimberly Snyder focuses on helping readers understand the importance of a plant-based diet to increase digestion, lose weight, increase energy, and be the healthiest you can be!
However, its not just about increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Its much more than that...

This lady obviously knows what shes talking about!
Look at how great her skin looks!

Here are some key principles:
1. Beauty Food Pairings:
      a. Only eat animal protein (chicken, fish, beef) with vegetables
      b. Do not mix animal protein and starch (ex: sweet potatoes, rice, etc.)
      c. Fruit should only be eaten on its own (30 minutes away from meals)

2. Cut out wheat and dairy (slow metabolism and cause inflammation in the body)

3. Don't drink liquids with meals (this diminishes your digestive enzymes)

4. Start the morning with a glowing green smoothie
         This is the main focus of her program and is what she considers to be essential to any diet.

Glowing Green smoothie (Blend and drink!)
Ingredients:1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3-4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon



  1. Thanks for the review of the book! I think I might need to go pick up a copy, it sounds like something right up my alley!

  2. Love the review of the book and was planning on reading it and you pushed me into it :)
    loved reading your about me and finding other college girls who are finding their healthy lifestyle!
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  3. ooo this sounds like a super cool book!!!

  4. This is my first time on your blog and I really like it - you have some AWESOME recipes!!

    Thanks for the review of the sounds like something that I would def enjoy!

  5. kimberly snyder seems to be very popular at the moment- i see so many people blogging and tweeting about her green smoothies. i like her approach, its based on a healthy lifestyle and finding balance without dieting etc. and her green smoothies are nice too! do u follow her advice?

  6. How long are you supposed to drink those smoothies? I ask because I am imagining buying head after head of romaine and feeling a little silly. Does each individual morning drink consist of ALL of those ingredients? It seems like that would make a Big Gulp sized smoothie. I don't know about you but that seems like an uncomfortable amount of stuff to ingest so early in the morning.

  7. I love Kim Synder and the glowing green smoothie! She actually got me started on green smoothies and she convinced me to quit dairy. (I'm such a stan!) How do you feel about all those eating rules though? Have you tried following them? Do they help? I always feel like it's too complicated for me!

  8. The switch over to a healthier lifestyle isn't always easy and Kim Snyder's basic principles are pretty easy to follow. I live a pretty healthy lifestyle but I was shocked to sense how different (in a good way) my body felt after just a week of slowly incorporating her plan into my diet. I plan to add the green smoothie this week and am really looking forward to it.

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