I’d first heard of The Beauty Detox Solution book when a YouTuber by the name of AlexandrasGirlyTalk explained it was the reason she became vegan. Shortly after deciding to quit dairy I was interested in hearing other people’s reasons for doing the same, and so I gave this book a go.
Kimberly Snyder is a health guru who explains how we can use less of our body’s energy on digestion and more on improving our “beauty” e.g. Skin and hair. Sounds good to me! She explains this in very simple terms and to be honest, without looking at the science, it does make sense. For example, she says we should eat faster digesting foods, like raw veg, first to avoid a “traffic jam” which would result in more energy being spent on digestion. This part has stuck with me, I’ve always been the type to eat the veg off my plate first because I love it but now if I was offered a fruit salad before or after dinner I’d probably choose to have it before. In fact, as I write this I’m currently having celery and hummus before lunch instead of after.
This leads me nicely on to the next topic. Kimberly also talks about food pairings, for all I know celery shouldn’t be eaten at the same time as hummus. I don’t know, I can’t be bothered remembering all the rules about how you should/shouldn’t consume fat at the same time as protein/carbs etc., I’m much too lazy for that and being vegan can be strict enough. If you’re looking to drastically change your diet or lose a lot of weight it might be worth looking into.
Kimberly does present some real life case studies which are always interesting to read. She explains that people don’t necessarily have to change what they eat, just change the order in which they eat it (yay!). She begins by putting all of her clients on a green smoothie for breakfast/before breakfast (something I have started to do since reading the book) and then basically tells them to eat a salad before dinner every night. Yeahhhhh… I’m probably not gona do that..
I did enjoy this book and think it would be a good read for anyone who is considering becoming veg*n for health reasons. It has certainly made me think more about the order in which I eat my food.