Tuesday, 31 January 2012

New year! New you?

After a long and fun holiday season, I bet you are starting to feel the effects of all those cocktails and fattening meals like myself. And yes, you want to lose weight, feel clearer in your mind, feel healthy again. So, you've resolved yourself to getting back to the gym and working out hard, eating less junk food so you can lose those extra pounds that are so stubbornly sitting on your hips.

Maybe start one of those diets or intense cleanses that will work wonders according to a magazine article, or from someone who said it worked for them, that has you lose the weight but, then in no time at all that weight is back on and you're sitting there asking yourself how? Why?  I worked soooo hard!

How you ask? Well if there is one word that I can not stand?!?! it is 'DIET' or in my mind.... Die with a T.
When I think of this word, visions of people suffering comes to mind, depriving themselves of all their favorite foods but also depriving their bodies of all the nutrients and minerals that are needed to help our bodies work best.

Pills, the master cleanse, the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet....What are we doing to ourselves?!?!?! These are quick fixes and will have you right back to where you were in no time.

The trick to losing weight and keeping it off is simple. Change the way you eat! Commit yourself for a month and surely you will feel the benefits. It takes 28 days to develop a new habit and with eating this applies as well.

Becoming more conscience of what you put in your body and how these things make you feel will start a whole new relationship with the foods you eat.

A liver cleanse is the best way to start!

All those preservatives, chemicals, toxins that have built up in your poor liver are actually slowing it down from doing it's job with all the other systems of your body; which can be a factor in losing that stubborn weight.
Our liver has over 500 functions and to keep it functioning optimally, you need to give it a break now and then. I recommend doing this sort of cleanse (if you are for the first time) at the change of a season. Winter to spring, spring to summer, summer to....well, you get the gist of it.

I am at the beginning of mine and intend to blog about all of it as I go along...The ups, terrible downs, the enlightenment I have gained, or haven't. I will keep you posted! If you are interested in feeling more level/balanced/happy with your body? Then I can help. Let me know!