Does anyone find themselves struggling during the holidays to keep the weight off? It’s like you spiral into this pattern of cookies + cocktails for a month straight until the holidays are over and your mind goes into a horrific guilt thinking, ‘WHAT HAVE I DONE?’
Well, you’re not alone. I think the majority of humans struggle with the holiday hangover experience, which is why advertisements go CRAZY around the holidays with the ’10 day detox juice cleanse’ package.
The “quick fix” 10 day juice cleanses or anything that eliminates entire food groups or a large number of foods is not safe in the long run and can do more harm than good; yes, you will lose those ‘extra 3 lbs’ of water weight fast, but that is by no means detoxing your body – it is actually starving your body from the proper nutrients it needs and it is NOT a long term fix.
From someone who has tried all of the fat loss supplements, juice cleanses, fasting methods & more, I am here to give you the best ‘detox’ method of them all… And guess what? You don’t have to fast, you don’t have to starve, you don’t have to question what you are putting into your body and if followed correctly, you’ll never have to detox your body again!
The best ‘detox cleanse’ for your body is to feed your body with the nutrients it needs to survive…REAL FOODS! Nutrition is the foundation of your health and fitness journey. So, what are real foods? CrossFit founder Greg Glassman puts it simply, “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” We also call this EATING CLEAN!
Think back to the cave man days…What did they have access to? They certainly didn’t have the luxury of swinging by the McDonalds drive thru at 2am for a McChicken, so you shouldn’t consider that an option either. It is essential to eliminate junk and processed foods from your ‘real detox cleanse.’ Eating clean + drinking water + exercising will bring you back to life from your holiday hangover and if followed properly, can help you shed those extra holiday lbs.
We want to live a lifelong journey of health and fitness…Not just one week (or 10 days). If you start eating clean, there will be no reason for you to have to ‘detox’ your body again!
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