In the whirlwind of wrapping paper, ribbons, and Christmas deliciousness, it’s so easy to get off track and eat things we shouldn’t. I’m definitely feeling the effects of some Christmas cookies and other unfortunate choices. And dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis? Well, that just adds to the excitement.
However the last few days were so much fun. We played games, watched movies, and laughed until we cried. So, while I’m feeling it today, it’s okay. Hopping back on the wheat-free train and prepping to start a cleanse next week. And if this sounds like too much or too big of a mountain to climb? Take a breath. No matter where you’re at, it’s not to late to make some changes and start getting better.
Yeah, cleanses are trendy right now — but perhaps that is because they are exceptionally beneficial to our bodies. When we eat too much junk, deal with extra stress, and maybe aren’t getting the rest or the exercise we ought to, we get sluggish and meh. Having something to give us a little kick in the pants can get the gunk out of our system AND help us to feel a heck of a lot better.
If you’ve never done one, you may wonder if you need to get a lot of crazy foods and supplies - and maybe you’re afraid it means you’ll have to drink Kale Juice for every meal. So I thought it would be helpful to give you a little peak into what one possible cleanse can look like.
Cleansing is about gut health, liver health, and ridding your body of built up toxins. Here are 5 components to a successful cleanse:
#1 You’ll need to be prepped to drink lots of water (with a citrus essential oil like lemon to great increase the benefits of hydration) and reduce caffiene (and eliminate sugary drinks like soda)
#2 Cutting processed foods, wheat, and sugars from your diet is pretty important (and take a breath - it’s not for forever)
#3 Include loads of fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats in your diet. The produce department will be your best friend - and you may find trying a few new veggies expands your horizons a bit.
#4 Add in beneficial supplements such as:
GX Assist, GI Cleansing Formula: helps eliminate bad bacteria in the gut (taken internally)
PB Assist, Probiotic Formula: adds GOOD bacteria to the gut (taken internally)
Zendocrine Detoxification Blend - helps cleanse the body of toxins and free radicals (used topically)
Terrazyme Digestive Enzymes - helps your body absorb nutrients from food
#5 Make sure to include high quality Multi-vitamins, Omega’s, and Anti-oxidants in your supplement routine. My favorites are all included in the Lifelong Vitality Pack.
In reality, most of that is the lifestyle that we need to follow on a regular basis, but that can seem pretty overwhelming when you’re used to eating the Standard American Diet. So what I recommend is to commit to doing a 30 day cleanse, and continuing with the dietary changes for 90 days. That way you’ve got a proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” and once your 90 days are up, you can re-evaluate.
For me the key is planning planning planning. Planning our meals, scheduling exercise time, tracking my hydration, setting alarms on my phone to remind me about supplements. And I know that you still may feel like you’re overwhelmed with it all.
So here’s what we’re gonna do: I’m starting a program called 90 Day Transformation. It’ll help you know what to do when, you’ll get help figuring out what the heck to eat (and on a budget too). I’ll talk with you one on one 3 different times during the 90 days, and you’ll have daily access to a private group with others who are doing the same thing as you. Doing something for 90 days is doable - and having support makes it even easier. I’m keeping the group small so that I have time to connect with everyone. I’d love for you to join me. The group itself is free, but you will need the supplies we’ll be using.
There are several different options you can start with and still benefit from the program, so we should chat a bit and figure out what is best for you. Message me on Facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you prepped for January 1st!