The new book “SOS-Schlank ohne Sport” (SOS slim without sport) is a hype I noticed when I recently moved back to Germany. The turbo metabolic programme, as the author calls it is a description of a Malaysian diet based on whole foods, healthy proteins and good oils such as coconut oil. The author and her husband received this diet from a Malaysian doctor who claimed they were too ‘fat’ and they thrived on it ever since.
Now one interesting part of the book is a detox week they recommend before beginning this general diet. Promised to loose a few unwanted pounds and detoxing my body I couldn’t resist and got into it right away. Without giving too much away about the book, I thought it would be good to share my experiences and food I ate during the week for all of you out there wanting to try it out yourself.
So far I know at least 10 people who have tried it and another friend who is about to finish the week in a few days. Everyone has lost at least 2 kg (4.4 lb) and felt amazing after. I can only recommend trying it yourself, even if it’s just for fun!
DAY 1: Fruits Only
This day is alright as you can eat as much as you want. If you’re not used to eating so much fruit you probably won’t like the sweetness all day. I had a fruit salad with golden kiwi, physalis, mango, pear and coconut, a blueberry smoothie for lunch and a huge watermelon for dinner.
DAY 2: Vegetables Only | Total Weight Change: + 0.2 kg
For me this was the hardest day as the feeling of being full doesn’t last long but you can be so creative. You are supposed to have a potato for breakfast. For lunch I had a few baked sweet potatoes and for dinner I fried some vegetables with oyster sauce.
DAY 3: Fruits and Vegetables | Total Weight Change: – 0.5 kg
This is simply my favourite day, as this is how I like to eat most of the time anyways. I had a mango smoothie bowl (bananas are not allowed) with golden kiwi and blueberries, some fried cauliflower with tumeric, a pear and finally some vegetables with an orange sauce for dinner.
DAY 4: Bananas and Vegetables Soup | Total Weight Change: -0.2 kg
Today you are allowed to have bananas (or avocados), vegan milk and a special soup. I had banana chia pudding for breakfast and lunch, and soup and avocado for dinner.
DAY 5: Beef and Tomatoes | Total Weight Change: -0.5 kg
You can substitute beef with turkey or fish but beef has the most iron and this is the idea of day five so I actually had three rump steaks. I’m not a big fan of raw tomatoes so I made oven roasted tomatoes in the morning which lasted me all day.
DAY 6: Beef and Vegetables | Total Weight Change: -1.3 kg
As i’m a bit sick of beef by now, I am having some red cabbage for breakfast, baked soy salmon for lunch and finally a small steak and fried mushrooms for dinner.
DAY 7: Brown Rice, Vegetables and Fruit Juices | Total Weight Change: -2 kg
Today you’re giving your body carbs again. This day is quite easy as you know you’re almost done. For breakfast I had some overcooked rice with agave nectar and cinnamon, and for the rest of the day I had sweet and sour fried vegetables with brown rice ‘al dente’ this time.
Overall this week was good. I kick started my new diet by losing 2 kg, have a clear head and am motivated to keep eating healthy. I can only recommend it!
BE AWARE: You will not get sufficient information from this post in order to do this detox week properly as described in the book.