The scorching hot Hong Kong summer is finally here, which means less layers (yay) and more skin (nay). If your body's still in winter mode (read: pasty and bloated), don't panic just yet -- we've got five different ways for you to slim down fast, just in time for your next junk trip.
1. Get juiced: The Genie Concept
What: Juice detox
Why: Body overhaul from the inside out
Where: The Genie Concept, Shop B, G/F, Universal Building 5-13 New Street, Sheung Wan, www.thegenieconcept.com
Price: HK$600-HK$3,200 for a one-day to six-day juice detox program
What it does: Run by Hong Kong-based models Cara Grogan and Melanie White, The Genie Concept offers juice detoxes for juicing novices to advanced drinkers. Although some people do juice detoxes to lose weight, the main goal is to flush toxins from your system.
The results: In a city that loves its drastic fitness and diet trends, The Genie Concept offers exactly what ‘Kongers are craving: a dramatic way to cut calories without losing out on nutrition.
We attempted the three-day option, and received 72 hours worth of fresh juices: six per day, each set with eight kilograms of fruit and veg. Each day’s goodies came in its own insulated carry case. After fighting through a complete lack of energy on day one and two, we woke-up to the promised "glow" on the third and final day.
We weren’t sure of if the light-headedness of the previous two days was worth the glow of the third, but if you have HK$600 per day to spare and are looking to hit the nutritional reset button now that the heat is on (and have a tolerance for interestingly flavoured drinks), this might be one program to look at.
Next: Slim down instantly with Meso therapy at Glow.