And so it was that, after waving a daunting farewell to the Venti coffees and croissants – my daily sugary crutches – I found myself in receipt of a giant box of detox juices, vitamins, and – that most terrifying of things – an enema kit. My Purifyne Detox had arrived. Now, I don’t consider myself unusual for regarding two days’ separation from the Rioja a challenge; in my world, a helping of strawberry cheesecake and a banana daiquiri more than account for my five-a-day. Unsurprisingly then, confronted with a 14-day eating plan of various fruit juices and herbal teas I feared I’d bitten off more than I could chew.
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Not having to think about what to eat is a welcome relief and watching the weight drop off is the motivation you need to keep going. Purifyne is the perfect pick-me-up if you feel your health slipping; the philosophy is about changing the long-term approach to health and in this respect it works very well because you learn the difference between hunger and boredom. The support and advice from the Purifyne team in the form of daily emails and tips was essential to my success. More energised, fresh and 9lbs lighter I am a convert – and to prove that miracles really do happen, I've even taken up running for the first time in five years. That said, wonders I’m afraid, do cease – I couldn't quite give up the Rioja.