Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MONTH TWO: GETTING RID OF THE JUNK IN MY DIET

beauty detox cleanse smoothie green juice

My diet this month will consist of kale and tears.  But really…I am cutting a ton of junk out of my diet this month.  A while back I was gifted The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder and it opened my eyes to the way our body digests certain foods and how the foods we choose and the order we eat them in can affect everything from our skin, hair, nails, not to mention our physical and mental health.  For example did you know that fruit breaks down the quickest of all foods (it is out of the stomach in twenty to thirty minutes) and is best eaten on an empty stomach? Or that the human liver has a low tolerance for uric acid, a by product of digesting animals protein?  Or that excess acidity in our diet can be a major contributing cause of premature aging?  Either did I, so this month I really wanted to challenge myself and see what this alkaline non-toxic way of living was all about.

So as a disclaimer the ideas and recommendations in this books weren’t that much of a stretch for me.  I haven’t eaten meat since 2011 and my diet is mostly vegan with an occasional spattering of egg or fish.  And while I love my two cups of black coffee every morning (Caffeine is life.)  and a few drinks with friends on weekends my vices aren’t really that bad.  At least in my opinion.  But I’m a firm proponent of elevating your life in any way possible, and I love a challenge.  (If you want to read my month one challenge all about becoming financially smarter click HERE.)  So now onto the goals and parameters for this month’s cleanse/detox/rejuvenation…who knows what to call this thing, I just know it’s going to be painful.

For the next 30 days I will consume:
-No Alcohol
-No Caffeine
-No Animal Products
-No preservatives (My golden rule is the product needs to have five ingredients or less.)
-Organic Produce Only
-A green smoothie every morning for breakfast

Lord give me strength, it may be a tough month.  I cannot wait to see how I feel at the end of this and I have so much great content planned for you guys around this topic!  I hope you are as excited as I am.  Have you ever done a cleanse or program similar to this?  How did it go?  Which one did you do?  I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below!  Thanks for stopping by :) 

xoxo Nicole

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