Nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert JJ Smith has spent more than ten years helping others take control of their health and weight. She knows firsthand what that’s like. After almost dying from mercury poisoning, she saved her own life with green smoothies, shortly after sharing her knowledge in her first book, “10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.”
The book became a national bestseller and people worldwide started detoxing their bodies. In addition, she maintains the JJ Smith 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse Facebook group to stay connected with readers and those taking the weight loss journey—I feel as though I’m the only one who hasn’t joined the movement. Now, Smith gets questions from folks about how to incorporate smoothies into a “ketogenic diet or “keto,” a low carbohydrates diet.
The Keto Cleanse
Her latest paperback, “The 14-Day New Keto Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks with Delicious Meals and Low-Sugar Smoothies,” is a good resource to add to the list on this subject matter. The content is divided into 11 chapters. The first four chapters educate the curious about what the 14-Day keto cleanse is all about and lays out the expectations for the program so that you don’t set yourself up for failure—a keto cleanse is not for everyone.
Smith is honest about the side effects, but she offers suggestions for minimizing them. Bravo to her! She also discusses how to do the cleanse. I like that she provides weekly meal plans and shopping lists that take the guesswork out of what to eat and helps with planning.
The next two sections are dedicated to “The Keto Smoothie Recipes” and “The Low-Carb, Fat-Burning Meals and Snack Recipes.” I selfishly want more than 35 recipes. Truthfully, that’s plenty for a 14-day cleanse. The ingredients list consists of items found at chain grocery stores, even the medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil and plant-based protein powder. The instructions seem straightforward, so the novice cook shouldn’t have any problems preparing the food and drinks.
I’m glad to see images for each smoothie, meal and snack; however, a few are unappetizing. Still, I’m ready to try the coconut almond keto smoothie, peppermint keto smoothie and the banana lime keto smoothie. Also, I plan to cook the turkey and pumpkin chili, veggie stir-fry with ginger and cashews, apple-almond meatballs in an herbed tomato sauce and air-fried avocado.
The last five segments might be the most significant. Smith shares tips for succeeding in losing weight after the keto cleanse ends. Something we all need. She encourages everyone to find supportive friends and family like those in her Facebook group. I’m all for a support system and anything else to keep me on track. That’s why I find the list of the best and worst keto foods to eat helpful. If someone still has questions about the cleanse, Smith might have answered them in the Frequently Asked Questions portion. She does a nice job at covering the material comprehensively.
Overall, I like “The 14-Day New Keto Cleanse.” It’s informative, practical and inspirational. It’s written plainly so that it’s easy to digest. Readers not only get a book, but they also gain a community. I’m a fan.
To learn more about JJ Smith’s background, mercury poisoning and upcoming 14-day New Keto Cleanse Group Challenge, read our featured article, “Weight Loss Expert and Nutritionist JJ Smith Introduces Keto Cleanse in New Book.”
Ready for a lifestyle change? Pick up your own copy of “The 14-Day New Keto Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks with Delicious Meals and Low-Sugar Smoothies” on Amazon.
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