Starting a fresh new year can either feel like a motivating clean slate, or a pressure cooker packed with unattainable expectations…
If your life is anything like mine, the holidays feel like a twisty waterslide — exciting, joyful and maybe a little stressful! And the first few weeks of January feel like you’ve been dumped into a whirlpool, dazed, not quite sure what to do to get back into your routine. Kind of lost at how to make good on all the promises for 2017 that you made to yourself (your family, friends and colleagues).
WHERE TO BEGIN
I believe that cleansing your body is the number one place to start. Cleaning out the cluttered mess that the holidays left behind goes a long way to kickstarting your health, shedding a few pounds, boosting your immunity, regaining that much needed energy and mental clarity. With these in place, your are in the best position to tackle all of those other challenges you resolved to accomplish in 2017.
1. Your body and your digestive system need a rest once in awhile. Our systems work hard to process and digest the food we eat each day.
2. Cleanses aid in avoiding disease, firing up our metabolism and eliminating body stress. Because we are ridding our bodies of built up toxins, we are able to better relax and relieve ourselves of all sorts of things that make us feel terrible.
3. Detoxification, shedding unwanted pounds, feeling light and awesome, challenging ourselves in a healthy way, and finding the best version of ourselves.
4. Through the elimination of certain foods, you’ll learn what works best for you and what doesn’t.
JUMP INTO THE DEEP END
After a detox, most people feel better than they have in a really long time (or as long as they can remember!). Some people love ripping off the band aid and just going for it! If this sounds like you, then a Sugar Detox and Immune Reboot is your roadmap to getting on track right now! Sign up here to begin this week.
SLIPPING INTO THE SHALLOW END
And if you aren’t quite ready to jump into the deep end, at least adopt some of these suggestions to give yourself an edge against cold and flu season and help you stay positive during the dark, frigid days.
Minimize the need for antibiotics and other pills by supplementing your diet with foods that have naturally antibiotic properties. This will serve to strengthen your immunity, boost your overall health, balance your gut bacteria, and give your body a fighting change when nasty bugs come a-knockin’.
Try a few of these delicious options:
1. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
6. Fermented Foods