Since becoming a health coach in 2009 nearly every person I talk with asks me the same question: Do you know of a cleanse? Do you have a detox?
I think most people are confused about what the purpose of a cleanse or detox is and I also think the fad of juice fasts is overrated and misunderstood.I don't believe in starving your body. You can't live only on juice and once you finish that type of severe jolt to the system and begin eating again- not only will you put the weight you lost back on- you will probably binge.
A cleanse or detox is really about removing toxic substances from your system. Toxins from processed foods, too much soda or caffeine, antibiotics, alcohol, environmental pollutants, even cleaning products can build up in your gut and may cause toxicity that can lead to disease and internal inflammation. During the winter we store alot of gunk in our bodies and so spring is the perfect time to reboot and clean ourselves out- and get ready for the warm weather! If you feel sluggish, have quit smoking, have bad headaches, can't seem to lose weight, have recently been on antibiotics, have dark circles under your eyes.. these are just a few of the warning signs that a detox is a good idea for you.
So- from March 9- March 22 I did a detox. I had heard of a new detox company founded by some fellow health coaches and i decided to give it a try. I am a pretty healthy eater but even I get a little off track- especially during the December holiday schedule- and then from Valentines Day- my birthday at the end of February.. it is difficult to get off the sugar train!! My goal was to clean out my system, lose a little weight and get back on track.
And boy- have I done just that and more!!!!! yes- I lost weight.. yes- I learned so much about the foods that are my personal triggers. My energy is through the roof. I have never felt better in my life.
The support I received from my coach not to mention the recipes and my own personal growth have been so exceptional that I not only endorse this detox- I am now one of their coaches helping clients on the detox!!!!!!
This is my first endorsement of any kind since becoming a health coach. I can't think of a better way to get on a healthy track, jump start weight loss and start taking your health and life in your own hands.
The company is the Urban Detox Club and you will be hearing about them!
Well and Good NYC just posted an article about the Urban Detox Club and here is the link:
They are running a special in the next few weeks so I highly recommend checking them out. Losing weight, getting in shape and saving money... ummm WINNING!