By now you’ve probably been bombarded with at least 20 emails prompting you to embark on this or that cleanse, giving you false hope, while making ridiculous claims that you can safely shed 20 pounds of fat in only two weeks.
If you’re thinking that a juice cleanse or restricted diet is a good way to kick off the new year, I’m here to tell you that the opposite is actually true.
Despite clever marketing, it’s important to keep in mind that dramatic dietary changes can result in nutrient deprivation and overloads, leading to unwanted changes in mood, behavior, and energy levels.
And guess what? Any weight loss you experience is water, carbohydrate stores, and intestinal bulk, all of which comes back after the cleanse ends.
For years I thought that being healthy meant embarking on juice cleanses or severely restricted detox programs to rid myself of unwanted toxins and “reboot” my system.
Instead I lived a life of constant struggle where disordered eating, depression, and severe anxiety ran the show.
What I thought was good for my body was actually the exact opposite of what I truly needed to be happy and joyful, have abundant energy, balanced hormones, and a healthy relationship with food.
Sadly, I fell under the illusion that in order to be healthy I had to count calories and deprive myself of the very foods that were best for my unique biochemistry, and would allow me to thrive.
After I became a practitioner of nutritional therapy, I was shocked to learn that what’s good for the body isn’t necessarily good for the brain, and that foods considered healthy, such as spinach, can have devastating affects on brain chemistry, and the body’s ability to naturally detoxify itself.
Gives new meaning to the term “juice cleanse” doesn’t it?
Instead of depriving yourself this year, why not honor who you really are?
It took me over 25 years to figure this out for myself and I’m honored to be able to share what I’ve learned with you. So instead of trying to sell you a deprivation program, today I’m gifting you my most popular webinar, Debunking the Detox Myth, with world leader in brain health, Dr. Albert Mensah.
This year, instead of making a list of resolutions that don’t work, why not try honoring yourself instead? You may be surprised at what you uncover.