Yup, it’s that time again.
Hubby and I are on our annual cleanse.
A friend recently asked me some questions regarding just exactly what we do and I said, “I’ll forward you a blog post I wrote and that maps it all out“.
It was from 2015 and it was actually really great for me to reread it – it reminded me of some fun stuff that I haven’t been doing and it made me realize that it might be fun to just blog all month about the cleanse since I’ve been getting asked ALOT of questions.
I think the concept of cleansing is so overwhelming to people – I know it was for me. I have one thing to say – if my beer drinking, cheese steak eating, husband can do it – anyone can! You just have to pick what works for you.
Do you even HAVE to cleanse or detox – nope! It’s a very personal choice.
Let’s just say that Joe and I really have a lot of fun over the holidays. It is definitely a time of overindulgence across the boards.
For us, the cleanse gets us back on track, you lose the excess holiday weight and puffiness, reset your energy, get rid of food cravings (eating Christmas cookies seems to unleash this insatiable sugar monster for me, and I’m not really a sugar craver, I’d much prefer a stinky cheese), and it feels good to practice some discipline and really take care of myself in a very mindful way for 21 days.
Here are some of the benefits of doing a cleanse/detox –
- You feel better!
- You lose weight
- Decreases inflammation
- Helps eliminate food cravings
- Better sleep
- Increase in energy
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves the quality of the skin
- Better digestion
- Clear thinking
There’s all kinds of ways to detox and clean things up. There’s 10 day cleanses, juice cleanses, liver cleanses – you need to figure out what will work for you if you’re feeling a call to make a change. You could even go really small and just practice Meatless Monday every week. -That might be New Year’s resolution you might actually keep!
If you are looking for some great inspiration I highly recommend the book Clean, by Alejandro Junger. It’s his story and journey and how he came up with this particular program. It’s an easy read and I found it to be very motivating.
Cheers! *as she raises her glass with water, lemon and mint leaves