When I hear the word "detox" I think about cleaning my body, removing the impurities that reside inside and start fresh.
I was in Trader Joe's and some women were discussing this Baking Soda and Epsom Salt detox. The women explained the detox was just as good as taking a laxative. So, of course I researched to find out what I was getting myself into.
Let me explain how this is supposed to work..
•Fill your bathtub with hot water(as hot as you can take it.)
•Pour 1 up of baking soda in.
•Pour 2 cups of Epsom salt in.
•Sit in the water for about 20 minutes.
• And DONE!
Here's the trick..
1) You cannot eat an hour before you start the detox and you MUST drink A LOT of water.
2) You cannot eat after you have completed the detox and you MUST drink A LOT of water.
3) When you get out of the bathtub, your pores will be open, so no harsh lotions or sprays to your body. Stick to 100% oils until the hour is over.
4) This has said to make people lose 4 pounds.
Now, let me break this down. I did try it and I weighed myself before and after. I lost TWO pounds. So what was the two pounds? Water weight.
While sitting in the shower, I got so hungry so fast and I felt I was going to explode. My insides were turning and I felt as if I put myself into starvation mode. Oh and after I got out, I think 30 minutes into it I had to eat something because I was so hungry!
Would I do this again? NO! Not for TWO pounds! I gave it a try and that's it for me. Maybe I'll just take a laxative....