This Detox can change your life.
A 24 hour Detox? Sounds crazy right? Well, the point of this quick and simple Detox is to undo damage from a day or two of indulgence. This is great for the day after a holiday or celebration where you ate things you don’t normally eat, or over ate and you need to get right back on track and feel better. This is great for debloating too. I can say from personal experience that following this plan changed mine. It may be Winter but embarking on a raw cleanse can awaken the senses plus you can warm up your smoothies and your juices with spices and make your natural experience warming.
My own health history includes a prolonged journey to achieving my personal health. My health was in free fall. I remember having the ah-ha moment when I realized I needed to give my digestion a break. I remember thinking to myself, “will my life ever be different?”
My life is different now. I learned the tools I needed to change my body from the inside out and now I am going to share these tools with you for free. You can embark on this journey anywhere from 1 to 3 or even 5 days because you are eating whole, unprocessed foods in their natural form, which means more energy for you.
Over the next 24 hours- 5 days (you choose the length that feels right for you) you will improve your bowel function, support your weight loss efforts, and be provided with an amazing opportunity to uncover any hidden food allergies you may have. My struggle ended when I learned what the “good foods” and the “bad foods” are for my UNIQUE digestive system. It took time for me to uncover what foods fueled my body and which were only inflaming it, but I invested the time to focus on my personal wellness and soon discovered the foods that make me feel and look amazing.
By discovering these foods, you will feel amazing. You will also be removing foods that are wreaking havoc on your system, your bowels will improve, your skin will glow, you will sleep better and your mood will stabilize. Once you remove these foods, the struggling is over.
You are on the road to achieving the best version of yourself.
This is my goal for you, and myself, every day.
Does this sound like you?
You swear it will be tomorrow, or Monday, or your birthday. The day you will begin to focus on you and your health. But that day always slips through your fingers. And these ‘days’ keep passing by. You have a really busy life and taking care of yourself has not only dropped further down your ‘to do’ list, it fell off of it.
Sound familiar yet?
Work, family, daily tasks, emergencies – this is life.
When I was struggling with digestive issues I was always so tired, both literally and figuratively. I was tired of feeling unbalanced. Tired of not having the energy to enjoy my life to the fullest. Mostly, I was tired of feeling like I was failing at achieving that elusive balance. I may have looked good on the outside, but on the inside I was foggy, irritable, moody, suffering from allergies, and feeling generally overwhelmed by life.
It was during my studies at The Health Coach Institute that I finally realized I was not following the instruction you are given when you fly on a plane, the in case of an emergency instruction – put on YOUR mask first. If you are not taking care of yourself you really cannot take proper care of the others around you. Running on an empty tank, or a tank filled with junk, does not serve you well. Taking the seemingly selfless path of not putting yourself first is actually counterproductive because you can’t take care of everyone around you if you are struggling.
At the Institute I studied over 100 dietary theories and had the opportunity to learn from amazing teachers and leaders, including Andrew Weil, Mark Hyman, Geneen Roth and Deepak Chopra. During this time, my life changed. As I pursued my education I discovered my Health Blueprint. I found my path to healing my digestive system from the toxicity and inflammation. I also began to understand that the journey to one’s wellness was not just about the food on your plate but also discovering what nourishes you in all areas of your life. I began to feel whole because I was looking at my life not in pieces but as an entire picture. I began to feel alive and in control of my health and my own destiny. Basically, I felt renewed.
SIMPLE 24 HOUR CLEANSE
Upon Waking – drink water with lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper
handful of kale
½ bunch mint
a handful of parsley
Wash all of your ingredients and then juice. After juicing, finish your drink off with the juice of one lemon.
Breakfast Smoothie- Serves 1
1-cup coconut milk
1 scoop plant based protein powder
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1 cup blueberries
½ cup spinach
2 tablespoon tahini
Note: to warm your smoothie add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg or clove. By adding a warming you are warming your digestion. If you feel cold from drinking your smoothie or juice, then have a hot cup of dandelion or chamomile tea with raw honey to warm your digestion.
Snack – 1 apple with 10 raw almonds
Lunch– Serves 1
2 cups mixed greens
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 apple cut into small pieces
1/4 cup raisins or ¼ cup goji berries
handful of fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice from a lemon
Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl and toss with dressing.
Snack – 1 pear and 10 raw walnuts
Dinner – Serves 2
Superfood Berry Baby Salad
4 cups spring mix or spinach
1 cup garbanzo beans
1 pear, cored and grated
¼ cup cranberries
4 tablespoons balsamic or raw apple cider vinegar
Add your mixed greens and grated pear to a bowl. Add the cranberries, garbanzo beans and toss with balsamic or raw apple cider vinegar.
Before Bed – drink chamomile tea with lemon and raw honey
Cleansing & Detox 101
Helpful Tips For Cleansing
Start a journal to document this amazing process.
Realize that you are going to shed what does not serve you both physically and emotionally.
Eat/drink every 3 hours to stabilize your blood sugar.
If you want to boost your detox experience, feel free to get crazy and add some Superfoods like spirulina or chlorophyll to your juices or smoothies for extra energy.
Regular bowel movements are important for proper detoxification; if you are not “going” then try drinking senna tea or more lemon water to better support your liver and alkalize your body.
Helpful Tips for Self-Care
Take a bath each night with Epsom salts. Try adding a few drops of essential lavender oil. I like DoTerra.
Make sure you are sweating out the junk- try light exercises like jumping on a rebounder, sitting in a sauna, or swimming.
Clean out the junk in the refrigerator and the pantry. This process will really help you to get mentally prepared to change your body and change your life.
Get support. Maybe find a friend to do the program with you.
Set a goal and write it down where you see it every day. Try a Post-it note on your bathroom mirror.
Remember to have fun, laugh more, love more & commit to your well being.
Incorporate five minutes into your day to simply stop and reflect, appreciate your life.
7 Tips to a Magical Cleanse & Detox
Ditch old ideas that do not serve you
Believe in yourself -you can accomplish anything you desire
ENJOY the new & refreshed you!
I hope you love this Simple Detox as much as I do. Use it anytime you need to reset your system and debloat. Please comment below what you think or any questions that you have!
To Your Health,