As I suspected, I saw lots of ads for commercial cleanses and detox programs after the first of the year. Without researching many of them, I can't tell you if they are healthy or not. What I will tell you is that they will, no doubt, give you the results you are looking for.
For a month or so anyways.
Then you'll go back to your old way of living and wonder why you gained those 10 pounds back so fast.
The problem with many of these boxed-detox programs is that they don't teach you anything. They don't teach you how to make a lifestyle change, rather they teach you that every couple of months - after eating whatever you felt like eating- you can go on a detox and feel better. They teach you that veggies and fruit are good for you, but don't teach you how to incorporate more of them into your diet. They don't give you healthy recipes, shopping lists or access to someone you can call or email with questions.
Before you get all bajiggity (pronounced bah-ji-gity...or something like that - my friend Amanda made it up and I use it all the time)...before you get all bajiggity on me, I do believe there are people that begin with these detoxes and do end up making a lifestyle change to keep the weight off, live healthier, etc. However, and it's a big however, most don't.
Think about it, they make more money if you fail.
Rather than drinking icky concoctions, or eating things that taste like sawdust, wouldn't you rather just
Wouldn't you rather make adjustments to what you're already doing, learn from prior mistakes and see long-term goals last?
I don't have a commercial. I don't have a powdery drink to offer you. I don't have a tagline.
I do have a passion for healthy living. I do care about you and your children. I do think you can do this and make it last.
If you are at all curious about what I do, or what services I can offer, I encourage you to reach out for a free consultation. Head on over to the services page and get in touch with me. In the meantime, here is a yummy recipe for your tastebuds.
Healthy Fried Rice
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 parsnips, peeled and diced
1 celery rib, diced
1 red pepper, seeded and diced
2 leeks, white and light green parts, sliced
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 eggs, preferably pastured
Heat some olive oil in your pan (you don't need a ton, just a couple tablespoons). Add your veggies, season with salt and a dash of cayenne pepper. Depending on your tolerance for heat, you can determine how big a dash is. I usually give it a couple shakes around the pan....