Day 5 Sunday, I at the egg free Omlet for breakfast. I put fruit in this, instead of mushrooms, peppers, and whatever your normal omlet filling is. It says in the recipe the consistency of crepe batter, and that had me thinking fruit.
Eggless Omelette with Garbanzo Bean Flour
½ cup garbanzo bean flour approximately
½ to ²⁄³ cup water good size pinch sea salt pinch black pepper
1 tsp. ghee or coconut oil your favorite filling (see below for some ideas)
Place Ghee or coconut oil in a pan over medium-low heat.
Meanwhile, scoop the ½ cup garbanzo bean flour in a two-cup measuring cup or into a Magic Bullet. Add water to the measuring cup or mini blender and stir with a fork or blend until well blended.
The mixture should be the consistency of slightly thick crepe batter. Add salt and pepper and beat or mix again. Pour batter into heated pan with ghee or coconut oil. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook over medium-low heat for five to eight minutes.
Check after five minutes to ensure that you are cooking the batter to your desired doneness. I like it on the softer side but want it cooked enough that I can easily “flip” it, fold it and remove it from the pan. After this time, you can load half of the circular shape with your desired omelette filling.
Flip over the uncovered half. And cover the pan for a minute or two more. Cooking to desired crispness. Wala! Remove from pan and you’re ready to eat.
smoked salmon sauteed spinach sauteed mushrooms roasted red peppers cooked onions avocado asparagus tomatoes cooked apples or pears pesto roast veggies or wrap this baby around your favorite turkey sausage and eat with a side of kraut the possibilities are simple and endless . . .
I made the chicken soup for dinner......Recipe here
remember, some of the key things to detox, are not only what you eat. Detoxing, especially when it comes to helping your hormones has to do with giving your body a rest by also lessening the toxins you take in, that means toxins from plastics, to go coffee covers, water bottles. And after the detox, if you happen to go back to eating foods in a box, take care not to microwave that plastic container, where heating the plastic is a sure way to have micro toxins leak into your food. You may not think these things are a big deal, but they are the biggest deal, working your way into your food and disrupting your endocrin system, which pretty much regulates all of your hormones.
And keep drinking that water to flush out those toxins, keeping your cells hydrated helping your skin to look better too!
Here's to your Health
I have been trying to post each day, and although written and documented each day when I did this, I have fallen behind a bit in posting it.
So, on this day, Day 4, Saturday Nov 4, I made this smoothie for breakfast.
Chia Green Smoothie
2 pears or 2 cups raspberries
2 cups coconut water
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
½ vanilla bean, seeded or dash of vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. hemp protein powder or hemp seeds
Handful of greens such as kale, spinach, or Romaine lettuce
Pinch sea salt
1 Medjool date, pitted (optional) or a few drops of stevia
Each ingredient in these recipes are carefully chosen to help balance your hormones.
Another important part of the daily routine in this detox, or in everyday life is making sure we get enough water.
Aim for half your body weight, converted into ounces, as a general rule.
WHY DRINK WATER? Water is crucial for diluting and eliminating toxic accumulations. Water is our most important detoxifier. It helps us clean through our skin and kidneys, and improves our ability to sweat during exercise. We need 48 to 64 ounces daily to replenish the water lost through urination, sweat, and breathing. Two glasses of water thirty to sixty minutes before each meal will help to flush toxins.
WATER INFO TO CONSIDER
WATER’S VITAL FUNCTIONS dissolves nutrients so that they are more easily absorbed in digestive tract transports chemicals and nutrients to cells and tissues carries waste materials from cells to kidneys for filtration and elimination absorbs and transports heat
WATER BUDGET Drink 8 to 12 glasses (8 ounces each) of water a day! Caffeine and alcohol draw water out of your cells. If you consume these beverages, compensate by drinking an additional glass of water. Plan on drinking 8 ounces of water every two hours you are awake. Start your day with at least 2 eight ounce glasses of water before any food intake. Try the above before each meal
This day, I was invited to my son’s for lunch. Being 24, and his fiance’s aunt’s birthday I had no control over what was made, and I wanted to be social, so I ate what was made, nachos, queso,and mac and cheese, choc cake, which was amazing. I knew I would get back on track by dinner, so I ate it….lol
Dinner was the chicken soup using this recipe:
1 whole chicken (ask them to cut into pieces at the store, if you prefer)
4 large carrots sliced ½ bunch kale chopped
2 onions choppe
3 celery ribs sliced 3 clotves of garlic chopped
1 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder 1
1 tsp celery salt
Wash chicken and place in a pot. Cover with cold water (by about one inch) and boil for 3–5 minutes or until the water gets foamy. Skim off the foam. Add carrots, kale, onions, celery ribs with leaves, garlic, salt, and all seasonings. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until the chicken meat starts to fall off of the bone. Remove meat from soup and let cool. Strip the chicken off the bones and return the meat to the soup. This makes a very large batch and some can be frozen for later.
Here's to your health.
Day 3, I am starting out well with the grain free cereal for breakfast, which I actually love. Messed up a little, forgot the coconut milk, making it a little dry, but still really good.
Tonight I am determined to get the correct ingredients for the dinners. Also playing a factor, is I lost my debit card on Saturday
Ok, so another fugi apple salad for lunch. One thing that I know is that not eating because you don’t have the exact right food with you because you are on the road, and didn’t think of it in the morning. Is that starving yourself actually just creates stress in your body, which effects your hormones and that is one thing we are trying to avoid.
Ok, so Tues, wed, thurs without wine. So, it’s Friday. Typically pizza night. What should I do. Truthfully, except for breakfast, I still do not have all the ingredients. The pizza I get is from a true Italian restaurant who gets all his ingredients from Italy. Why is this better? Because they do not treat the wheat in Italy with pesticides just to knock it down, making it easier to reap. So I trust that at least It is not the worst pizza for me, except that Wheat is on my food sensitivity list.
The pizza I always get is a tuna pizza with capers. So that is dinner. I sell wine, Scout and Cellar Clean Crafted wine. In Scout and Cellar, there are no added preservatives, no pesticides, and no added sugar. Making it fo me, mostly guilt free. In a typical glass of wine, there can be up to 16 tsp of sugar, making it equal to that of a donut. Not to mention the pesticides, and added preservatives, which are things we are trying to avoid in a detox. Do't get me wrong, I would not recommend doing this on a nightly basis, or having more than one glass during a detox. But I have also found an organic wine that Is sustainably farmed. Now I know that this is not as clean a wine as what I sell, but I do think if getting wine from a liquor store, it is a half way decent alternative.
Anyway, I have gotten the ingredients at least for the chicken soup. which is on the menu, What I have found is that the supermarket overwhelms me. But I have now gotten the ingredients for at least the chicken soup.
Other than the pizza, I have, stuck to the hormone friendly ingredients that I do have on hand, such as boneless, skinless chicken, spices such as cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cumin, organic greens, and cruciferous veggies, garlic, onions to name a few, even if I do not have the exact ingredients, But what I know is having the correct ingredients makes it easier to have something to eat on hand. Unfortunatly for me the thought of cooking on little time is hard too.
But I am sticking to this even though the process and getting set up is taking longer than expected, and by the end of the 21 days, I will have developed new habits, more focus on what I am eating, new knowledge of recipes, that I can have ongoing, and hopefully developed spme new cooking and shopping skills.
I am trying to show here, although it wasn't initially my intention, that if you have a goal in mind, even if you mess it up the first day, or for a few days, instead of scrapping the whole thing, you can continue towards it, and if you keep consistently trying, you will get there. And also this is making me think about the ingredients that I am eating, and finding alternatives, and substitutes.
To your health,
The purpose of this blog on my hormone balance detox is, to show you really what a detox can be, to show that I am human, and even though a health coach, am not perfect. Sometimes people don't want to eat with me because they feel i will judge. Believe me, I know it is not easy. And even though I do eat healthy most of the time, I do like to indulge sometimes. I just know what to do about it, and some tips that work wonders, that the average person doesn't realize. And also to show that you can find substitutions.
So, onto day 2. I have my ingredients, but coffee first, even though that is not the correct way to do it. But, somehow, waking up, when it is 30degreees out, makes you or at least me want coffee firsrt thing.
After walking the pups, I made the cereal, with Strawberries, It was very good. I couldn’t use the vanilla, because it is on my food sensetivies list, and I didn’t use sweetner, and I still thought it was really great.
We will see how long until I am hungry. Remember, this is 21 day detoxe for hormone balance. Typically I do not believe in dieting, but eating better. So if this doesn’t keep me full, I will go to other food on the list that is ok for this detox. Not meant to be a diet, but just to get back on track for eating more healthy whole foods, create a lifestyle change, and maybe try out some new recipes that I didn’t have, so that when eating healthy, I have more go tos
The cereal did definitely keep me satisfied until lunch.
For Lunch, I had a fuji apple salad from Panera. I should have definitely prepared more for this. I keep thinking, I will get the food for the week, or I will have time to go shopping. But when I am shopping, I have saved so little time, that I hurry, and have a hard time focusing on getting everything. I need to work on thats, this is also helping me understand the difficulty clients have in eating as healthy as they would like. Meanwhile, I am using the rules, and doing the best I can. For a snack after work, I had a half of avocado, a very healthy fat, and source of protein, for those who didn't know.
And for dinner, which I should be having the soup, or baked cod, I had chicken that I already had, and broccoli, and carrots steamed, with sea salt. I also made my own fries with a sweet potato, andsome spices, cinnamon, and chili powder and salt. Same as last night. I made fries because they cook quicker than a sweet potatoe, but I baked them with a drizzle of avocado oil. Not fried.
Not a perfect day on the detox, but I think I did well, at least having the correct breakfast, and improvising for dinner. No wine. Luckily, it is easier for me to go without wine than without coffee, at least morning coffee. That being said, having a coffee in the car, is just something I love, especially in the winter. But one of the keys to balancing hormones is cutting out plastics. That is definitely a difficulty for me. As I said, I have yet to find even a ceramic mug without a lid that is plastic.
On another note, there are certain spices and veggies that balance your hormones and clear your pathways, and support your systems better than others, but if you are crushed for time, and haven't planned well, at least eating whole foods, not packaged, and with clean ingredients is a start. For more tips on that, contact me here.
Here's to your health!
One thing to keep in mind that a few of the things that really contribute to hormone imbalance are endocrine disruptors such as plastics and certain ingredients that we put on our skin. As far as the ingredients not to put on skin, click here. Plastics, especially when heated, such as coffee cup lids, and water bottles, some of which have been around for a while and have sat in the sun before we even get them.
I do not have it all together yet, so do not have all the ingredients that I need for my breakfast today. Although I used to just have coffee in the morning, a few weeksa ago with all the pumpkin rpoducts, I have slipped. So. I am determed to start today. Monday and Tuesday, I rushed around so much, I did not have time to get the ingredients Started this, Nov 1, a Wednesday). One reason why stopping and doing what you need,(self care), and being present is so important, as you have probably experienced, if not it throws everything off. And makes it hard to recover. Which is a huge part of the issue of people sticking to eating healthy in the first place. I find that when this happens, you need a strong Why. My why is health. I am getting older, and I know that part of the issue for so many things going wrong when you get older is not doing the right thing for our health. Mostly because we haven’t taken control, or because we don’t know what to do.
So, even though I do not have the correct ingredients or the time, I am, just for today going back to just coffee. I started doing just coffee because, I thought and felt that with just coffee in the morning, and not eating, my blood sugar wouldn’t spike, and I would not be hungry for a longer period of time. It seemed to feel right, but…….I recently learned that having coffee on an empty stomach was just the opposite. And it caused insulin spikes, because of the caffeine, reacting from your cortisol. I did discover though, that if you do Dave Aspreys, Bullet proof coffee, or some form of adding butter, coconut oil, and or even cinnamon to your coffee you can help level off that insulin spike. I do not sell, or get anything for mentioning Bulletproof coffee.....it is just a reference.
Above is a picture of the breakfast I made once I did get the ingredients. I have to say, it was really good, made of Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, flax, coconut, coconut milk.
I am actually doing 2 thinks at once here. I recently took many tests, as part of FDN, Functioal Diagnostic Nutrition School that I am attending, and am also working on the results of those. Which soon, I will be also able to test my clients to help them even further understand what exactly is going on in their bodies. Learning that I do not have enough cortisol during the morning, which is what is probably causing me to get out slow in the morning, so I will begin to take Licorice root. Please realize that nothing I am doing is a cause for you to do it without consulting a doctor. Or testing.
Also, due to not having enough cortisol, I have started taking a supplement called Adapt and Align, along with using DoTerra Copaiba, and Alignable, to keep my adrenals supported. Your adrenals carry the weight of your nervous system. When you do not produce enough cortisol to keep you going, something has to bear the brunt of your stress, So these help to not have Adrenal Fatigue.
There are many reasons for not skipping lunch, you just have to make it a healthy one. One reason is that it puts stress on your body. Whether your stress is coming from inside, or outside to much does reak havoc on those hormones.
Because I did not have the ingredients, as mentioned for today, specifically, I made a healthy meal, from ingredients that I know are clean: Organic, Free range skinless, boneless chicken, brocoli, brussel sprouts and Kale sauted in Avacado Oil, and sweet potatoe fries that I made myself, just by slicing a Sweet Potato, and adding cinamon, Cayenne pepper and sea salt, and avacado oil, and baking on 400 for about a half hour. Why Avacado oil? Well, Avacado and coconut oil are the best oils to use at high heat. Olive oil is very good for you, as long as it is virgin, or extra virgin, but should not be heated above a certain temp, or its good qualities turn carcinogenic. And contrary to popular belief, due to the way Canola oil is processed, it is not a good source of oil at all, unless you are using unrefined, cold pressed, organic, minimally processed. Of course all oils should be that anyway.
Well, I really wanted to try going to bed at 10. That is super hard for me. Like some kind of defiant child. I started going go bed later when my kids were in highschool, and I felt I had to monitor what they were doing online. And make sure they went to bed. That got me into a pattern that I kind of like. I had always gone to bed late before I had kids. I guess I kind of think of it as a right of passage into adulthood, So, now, even though I know that going to bed at 10 is ideal for Circadian rythm, and the hours between 10-2 are like getting 2 hours sleep for one. Even though I know this to be true, I do not understand how that can be true. How does our body know what time it is. Especially if we are getting the right amount of sleep. Apparently, Circadian rythim is to blame. But I feel like I am missing something going to sleep that early, I am not tired, at leaset I don’t think so. So, like some kind of defiant child, it is very hard. I would like to try it. And thought I would compromise with 11pm last night, but no, 12 it was. I will keep trying.
No wine, though, and none of that Halloween candy staring at me in the bowl that I need to figure out what to do with.
Ok, so that was day 1. Not bad.
To your health....
My name is Theresa, I am a health coach, which, if you are reading this, you probably know that. I am 55 and in Perimenopause. I have been a coach since 2013, and I do ok. I know what to eat, how to help my clients lose weight and stay healthy and keep them on track. My goal has always been to stay a healthy weight, so that I look good in what I want to wear, and to live a long, healthy life without illness and to help others do the same. And I can do that, based on the nutrition knowledge that I have.
Because I know how to eat, and also how bounce back if I do gain a pound or 2, and I suppose I have been lucky knowing how to do that. I used to be a sugar junky, and in my 20’s. I sure did drink a lot of coca-cola, and diet coke. So compared to what I used to do, with what I know, I eat pretty healthy. But, I And just so you know, just because I did that, as most young people do, as it seems as though when we are young, our bodies can handle it, then cn to an extent, but that is actually just setting us up for difficulties down the line, if not causing problems at the moment. Currently, I probably drink too much wine, and I still do eat too much sugarsometimes. Although I am at a decent weight, I still have too much fat on my body. I need to eat less sugar, drink less wine and exercise more if I want to stay fit, looking good, and live the long life that I want, and live it in the healthy way I want, without dementia or cancer.
So, I am going to start being much more conscious of everything I do, and using more of what I know and teach. People think that health coaches and those in nutrition eat perfectly, and are sometimes scared to be judged by them, but we are human too, and understand the downfals, and just how difficult it is to stay on track. The difference is, we just know what to do, how to guide, and know a few things that the average person doesn't. Like I said, I am in Perimenopause, so I will be choosing a way of eating that will be besfor a woman’s body during this stage of life. I will commit to drinking more water, as among other things it helps us to have less wrinkles. I will exercise more, consistently, and drink less wine.
Despite, what I have said about being able to lose weight when I want, I have for a long time been realizing I need to start more weight training, because as we age, we do lose muscle mass. I have been thinking about it for quite a while, planning it in my head. But, just never finding the time, as I am sure is the same for many. But, I recently noticed more fat on my legs, and realizing that more fat, and more difficulty losing weight comes with perimenopause, if you don’t take control. So, I need to start doing something more about it. Doing more includes, more time at the gym, more water, and cutting out many xeno estrogens and toxins that mess with our estrogen, and cause fat, and are stored in fat, and create a viscious circle. And changing my mostly healthy diet to one that will help balance hormones, and manage detox pathways to get toxins out of my body. Toxins in the body are stored in fat, and that creates more fat, and on and on in a cycle that eventually makes losing that fat very dsoifficult.
So, I am being conscious of what I am eating and basing it on a 21 day whole foods hormone detox, which I will be turning into a course in the coming months. Meanwhile, I documented this journey, which I chose to carry out from Nov 1-21. I figured that it made sense leading up to Thanksgiving, making it more doable. I chose not to report while I was doing it, just in case………lol. But for the most part, it turned out ok, so…….stay tuned. ……….
Let’s start by talking about what it means to detox, and why it’s important to consider doing a detox.
First, it’s important to understand that our bodies already are using their natural detox process all day every day to keep our bodies healthy. It does this by flushing out chemicals and toxic substances through our colon, our lungs, our kidneys and even our skin.
But, the reality is that we live in an increasingly toxic world and we are exposed to more toxins on a daily basis than we used to be.
We run into problems when we’re over-exposed to toxins and our bodies can’t keep up. Our livers are responsible for organizing the toxins that enter our system and then distributing them to one of the four channels of detoxification. In fact, if you notice that you have dull skin or breakouts, you might be in need of a detox because the skin is the body’s last-resort, and least efficient, detox organ. When things start coming out through the skin it’s because the body is starting to get desperate. If you read my blog, "Why do we say, Good Health Begins in the Gut", you will see that many of the reasons for gut issues can be helped by a detox.
When the liver gets overloaded, its primary job is to keep you safe from the overflow of toxins because those, as you likely know, cause all kinds of damage to our bodies. The way the liver KEEPS you safe, however, is not so awesome: it actually wraps up those toxins in a ball of mucus and stores it in a fat cell. YUCK! The reason so many people have trouble getting rid of fat in certain places is because the fat cells can’t be burned while they are holding a toxin inside.
A detox or cleanse program helps by letting your liver activate those toxins that are stuck in your belly fat and other fat cells throughout your body. Once those toxins are re-activated they move into the blood stream to be dumped out of the body. This is great because the this means stored toxins have been removed from your system, AND your body is now able to burn up the fat cell that’s been storing the toxin. It’s a double win.
Finally, and this is actually the reason that I think is the most important, and that is that a detox or a cleanse can re-set your eating habits. Have you ever noticed how once you start eating junk it’s really easy to let yourself keep eating junk? It’s like when you have something not so great at breakfast, then at lunch you think, well, I’ve already ruined the day so I might as well keep going.
Why is that? Why does that seem like such a good solution at the time, even though you tell yourself you want to focus on taking better care of your health?
If you’ve EVER caught yourself doing something like that, then a simple detox could be a really good idea for you to get back on track with your eating habits. It’s something I do on a fairly regular basis to help me hit the reset button and to help me up my game when it comes to what I’m putting in my body.
But, if you’ve never detoxed before, or you’ve never had a successful detox before, you’re likely wondering how you can detox in a way that’s actually going to work for you.
That’s exactly what I want to talk about here. I’ve noticed that when people aren’t successful with their detox programs, it’s usually because they are making at least one of three common mistakes.
The funny thing about these mistakes is that they are not your fault! In fact, when I made these mistakes, I was doing something that detox and cleanse experts were telling me to do. The reality is that their models just didn’t work for me. The real learning here is for you to allow yourself to make the choice about detoxing that’s right for YOU, not matter what any expert, including myself, tells you.
Mistake #1: Doing a Detox that’s Too Complex
A detox is an incredible opportunity to look at your eating habits from an analytical perspective. Most of us have attachments to certain foods, whether it’s sugar, or potato chips, or a glass of wine at the end of the day. Many detox programs require you to give up a LOT of foods at once. Some even require that you give up food altogether and live on just juice for weeks.
The reality is that dramatic shifts in our eating habits don’t usually stick. And, when we are being asked to change everything about the way we eat, it can be really hard to find the ingredients and to do the prep work we need to do to be successful. Plus, many of us don’t have time for a 21-day detox program - our lives simply aren’t set up to support that.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t detox anyway! There are plenty of one, three and five day detox programs that are quick to administer and deliver REAL results.
Even better, there are plenty of detox programs out there that take a lot of the work out of it for you. In fact, I no longer will do detox programs that don’t help me out by giving me recipes, shopping lists, and suggested meal plans. I need that kind of support to be successful. I remember I once did a program that lasted 7 days and I only got three sample recipes!
What? I remember being so confused about what to eat and gave up halfway through because I just couldn’t figure out what was allowed and what wasn’t. If you’ve experienced something similar, I want you to know that it wasn’t your fault - you just didn’t have the support you needed.
The moral of this mistake is that when you’re searching for a detox program, be sure to choose one that gives done for your recipes, checklists, and shopping guides, and enough information so that you’re set up to succeed, and not left feeling frustrated and stuck.
Mistake #2: Going it Alone
Have you ever tried to use willpower to get yourself to do something? How did it go? Were you able to get what you thought you needed or did you end up in worse shape than when you started off?
I’ve tried to force myself through detoxes all on my own and it never ends well. When I rely on my willpower alone, I end up just feeling frustrated,, like a failure, and frankly, ticked off. When you really think about it, it’s kind of silly, but for me food is about inclusion and friendship and relaxation. When I’ve detoxed all on my own before, it’s felt like a punishment that I couldn’t wait to have end. It really stinks to be eating food that’s totally different from what your friends and family are eating!
The solution: NOW, I’ve figured out that it’s really important to get a few buddies together so we can support each other as we detox. Or, more often, I join a group detox where there’s a leader and where I’m able to connect with other detoxers. Considering how easy it is to connect with people all across the globe these days, you can be part of a detox community whether you live in a really densely populated city or if you’re out in the country. Even if it’s just you and your spouse or you and your best friend agreeing to do the detox together, having a support system in place increases your chances of success so much! You’re so much less likely to ‘cheat’ if you know that you’ve got someone on your side. And it’s even easier to stick to a detox if you’re using an easy to follow program with real food, with connection to a group, and with to be supported along the way by a professional facilitator. Regardless of what kind of detox feels right for you, give yourself the benefit of having a cheer ing section to help you keep going when the going gets tough.
I’m also going to be sharing with you how you can get a really great supportive program after we talk about mistake #3.
Mistake #3: Punishing Yourself
I’ve had so many people tell me that they are nervous about what’s going to happen to them if they detox. They worry about being hungry, or getting too tired, or frankly of spending too much time in the bathroom. Let’s be really clear about one thing: detoxing has a negative connotation in some circles that doesn’t have to be there.
It is absolutely NOT necessary to do a hard core cleanse or detox that forces you to suffer to get a benefit from detoxing. Many detoxes are in my opinion, actually far more dangerous and damaging for most people than effective. Gentle and whole food based detoxes are incredibly effective and they are more likely to help you make a lasting change that impacts your health over the long term.
Because seriously, what’s the point of doing a lemon juice cleanse if you’re so miserable halfway thru that you just give up and dive into a bag of tortilla chips? This is actually one of the worst things you can do because with the lemon juice cleanse you’ve pushed your body into believing you are starving. And guess what happens when you eat something when your body thinks you’re starving? That’s right – your body stores that food as fat immediately to protect you from impending starvation and death.
I also want to address that if you choose to do a detox or cleanse, you should do a program that you WANT to do. Not one that you SHOULD do or your FRIEND did or your mentor did. Choose one that feels right for you and your needs. Allow yourself the opportunity to work up to a bigger cleanse or detox program. Listen, very few people are capable of taking on difficult physical challenges like running a marathon without a lot of TRAINING AND LEARNING. Let your detox experience be the same, and I promise you won’t feel like you’re deprived and suffering.
#4. Also, we must support our bodies while doing a detox.
As I mentioned in the beginning, toxins are stored in our fat. When the detox gets going, and the toxins start coming out, we want them to be able to get out of our bodies. If our pathways for detoxing are not open, and there are too many toxins floating around in our blood stream, it's not going to feel great. That is also why Hard Core Detoxes that contain no food, or go on for too long are not really great for our bodies. We have been thought to believe that the more sacrifice the better, or the harder, the longer, the more intense, the faster weight loss, the better, but no. Can you see why?
There are clean ways of eating and certain foods that can help your body function more optimally, and going super all in, as few calories as possible, doesn't necessarily help your body perform better. And detox should be done with a coach, or with the guidance of someone who can answer your questios and be there.
I want to take a minuter here to talk about the what I mentioned earlier and that is how you can go deeper into a super supportive, gentle, and effective detox program I offer. You may already know that I’m uniquely qualified to talk about what beginners need to do to detox because I’ve had many clients who had never tried a detox program before successfully complete my detox program. And I have to tell you, it’s been so fun! I remember what it felt like to start my first detox – I was worried I wouldn’t be able to stick to it, wondering what on earth I would eat, and frankly, I worried that I was going to cheat.
If your curiosity is piqued about detoxes now but you’re nervous about trying your first one on your own, then you’re in the right place. I’d like to invite you to join me for my Five Day Detox for Beginners. There will be a virtual group detox starting on January 22, 2024
You can find out more about it at and sign up at Winter Detox
The 5-Day Detox for beginners is different from other programs because it focuses on real, whole foods. You’ll be eating foods that are familiar yet will help your body increase it’s natural detox capacity, and you’ll be able to use these recipes again and again.
The 5-Day Detox I’m offering is perfect for you if you have noticed that your eating habits are off track, if you can tell that your body is feeling sluggish, or if you know that it’s time for you to hit the reset button on your eating habits. Since the program is just 5 days, it’s a really great way to get into better habits in less than a week.
The 5-Day Detox for Beginners also includes tons of support. As I’ve already mentioned, this is one of the biggest mistakes I made when I first started out – going it alone. Although this works for some people, I just happen to be one of those people who does better when I’m held accountable and when I have a place I can go to get support and ask questions when I’m stuck. That’s why the 5-Day Detox program includes an online members-only community, along with a suggested meal plan, tons of recipes, and done-for-you shopping lists.
If you happen to be on your computer right now, you can go ahead and go the registration page for the fall 5-Day detox for beginners here....Winter Detox
I’ll say it again: (detox sales page link or instructions on how to register)
As you can see, there’s a LOT of information on this page, but I want to make sure I quickly share a couple of the most important pieces and then I’ll open up the line for questions.
OPTIONAL: Now, one thing that’s NOT on this page is a really awesome bonus that you’ll get if you sign up by Jan 15. by Midnight. As a special bonus, I’ve put together a Make it Last Post-Detox Handbook just for you that details the exact strategies I use to make my post-detox glow last as long as possible. You’ll get the Make It Last Handbook when you sign up for my 5-Day Detox by midnight on January 15. A lot of my clients understand that transitioning back into the ‘real’ world post-detox is often the toughest part because they feel so great and don’t want to take any steps backward! I’ve created an action plan for you which you’ll get as part of the Make It Last Handbook when you register for the 5-Day Detox by January 15 at midnight. Doors close on registration on January 19, but to get the bonus handbook, you have to sign up by January 15.
To register, just go to Winter Detoxand click “sign up now”
So let’s do a quick recap.
Mistake #1: Don’t take on something that’s too complex just because you think you should or your friends are doing it. Instead, find a program that meets your needs and timeframe.
Mistake #2: Going it alone. Misery loves company, right? Hahaha. Just kidding. But it DOES help to have a partner in crime or two when trying something new. And joining my 5-Day Detox program is the perfect way to go through a detox with a cohort of people who will totally get what you are going through each day of the program.
Let’s recap mistake #3 which was to not punish yourself. If I had to say this in just one sentence, it would be this: Trust yourself and your body enough to know that your body will tell you what it needs. That means, if you find yourself really struggling or hungry or light headed when detoxing, do what you need to do to take care of yourself. DON’T force yourself to go through a program that just isn’t working for you. And really aim to detox with programs that have the right blend of support, real food, and real-life flexibility that will make so that you are set up for success instead of set up to struggle and feel inadequate.
#4: Go slow......smaller, gentler whole foods detox is the healthier way to go.
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