Wow, it’s nearly the summer solstice. Who else is invigorated by the longer days and warmer temps?
I’m particularly energized because I’ve just completed both a personal work retreat and my spring cleanse.
Let me tell you – I can highly recommend both experiences! (More on how to plan and execute your very own work or personal retreat in an upcoming blog; message me if this is something you’d like to hear more about.)
About that cleanse
There are tons of cleanses out there: juice cleanses, water fasts, and so-called liver cleanses, just to name a few.
My 14-day Reset Cleanse is a little bit different. For me, it’s a way to step back from my habits, patterns and preferences. When we step back, we can create some space. And from this clearer vantage, we can make more conscious decisions about what we’re putting into our bodies and how we’re living.
Sure, many other cleanses may offer the same promise, but I’m not into drinking only juice or water for two weeks – talk about a blood sugar roller coaster – and I don’t think there’s much, if any, science behind the so-called liver cleanses.
In my 14-day Reset Cleanse there’s no juicing, no weird supplements and no deprivation. Think of it as getting back to the basics of good health. We eat real, good food.
Why do a cleanse and how to save $50
There are loads of reasons. Here are a few:
Reduce or eliminate dependency on caffeine, sugar or alcohol – or all three
Enjoy more energy
Stabilize blood sugar
Clear your mind – no more brain fog
Eliminate food cravings
Drop a few pounds
Do I have to give up my morning coffee, pasta for dinner and my nightly glass (or three) of red?
Yes. But only if you want to.
Three important principles for success
What I love about this reset cleanse, is that it operates on three important principles that will set you up for success:
1. Bio-individuality, meaning there is no one-size fits all diet for anyone, and this holds true for cleanses. If you want to drink coffee on your cleanse – go for it! Instead of thinking in strict terms of do’s and don’ts, we’ll explore, experiment and have an experience.
2. Simplicity: This ain’t rocket science. It’s just food. We’ll keep things doable and simple. As Michael Pollan says, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."
3. Fun! We’ll have fun. If it’s not fun, there’s no point. Period.
I’ve never taken a hallucinogenic but my understanding is people do so to in part to gain some sort of mystical insight. For me, this cleanse is like a nerdy drug trip. Every time I cleanse, I discover a ton about myself that I didn’t know existed. A few of the mind-blowing realizations:
I was eating too much vegan junk food with my vegan boyfriend. Vegan pizza, vegan burgers and fries. Hell, even potato chips are vegan, but that doesn’t mean one should eat them regularly, in large quantities. Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s good food.
I was munching after dinner, and then I wasn’t hungry in the mornings.
I was drinking wine regularly, and a little too much of it, which disrupts my sleep and makes me groggy in the mornings.
Sugar had snuck back into my life, making me crave more sugar, which makes me want more wine, which makes me want coffee the next morning.
Gluten makes me puffy and makes my joints achy.
Some of the awesome resultsI got fromtaking a break from the above:
Eating clean feels good.
When I stop eating and drinking by 9pm, I get into bed with a book. I read more.
I am a much more relaxed person, especially first thing in the morning.
I was energized without coffee. (No sugar, no wine; no coffee needed.)
I saved a ton of money from not picking up almond milk lattés on the run. Nearly all non-dairy milk served in coffee shops is sweetened. Yuck.
I believe it comes down to awareness, and awareness equals freedom. When we step back, we can pay attention to how sugar/alcohol/gluten makes us think and feel. And then, armed with this information, we empower ourselves to make better choices.
Great! Here are the details:
My 14-day Reset Cleanse is a one-on-one, mini-coaching program to help you do just that, reset. You pick two weeks and I’ll lead you through a detailed, step-by-step, clean eatin’ cleanse which includes:
All cleanse materials (except food)
Cleanse handbook (what’s “in” and what’s “out”)
Schedule and checklists
Three, 30-minute, one-on-one phone or video coaching sessions with me
Spring is one of the best times to cleanse. Take advantage of my procrastinator’s special: Register by Friday, June 21, the first day of summer, and save $50.
Register by June 21: $247
After June 21: $297
Email me with questions or use this link to schedule your first 14-day Reset Cleanse coaching call.