As I mentioned a couple days ago, I am going to do a cleanse for the last three weeks of January. This was my prep week. Which to me, so far has meant getting my head around the changes to come, adapting some habits early on (ie. skin brushing, cutting out caffeine, drinking more water, oil pulling,...), thinking about recipies, eating up my leftovers and things that will expire soon that are not allowed next week, shopping, and giving my family a heads up- so that this doesn't take them by storm.
I am looking forward to cleaning out my body. I know I did my fair share of indulging over the holidays. Its the treats that really get me. But to be honest, I have been really great at cutting out lots of sugary, processed foods over the past couple years (actually, I started in highschool... but have had a love affair with sugary treats)... but since roughly Halloween, (=lots of available candy+ that I wouldn't let my kids eat+coupled with silly pregnancy hormones and craving=) I've been a bit of a bad girl. And so have my kids. My sweet kiddies who all summer and fall ate apples like they were going out of style, now when asked what snack they would like, tend to respond "Candy cane" "advent calendar chocolate"..... :S
So, our home is in need of a bit of a cleanse.
I am doing this to feel better, and for my family. I am hoping to gain some more energy from this (which I will need, as meals might take more thought, and prep). I am also doing this for the little guy growing inside me. He deserves this. And probably he could also use a little break from the sugar and (sniff, sniff,) coffee. I want him to taste all the yummy grains and veggies that I eat, and not stick his nose up at them (ok.. in a year).
So if you are interested in doing a gentle cleanse, check out holistic nutritionist, Ange, at hol-fit. Even if you aren't interested, her website is totally worth checking out. We could all learn something from her- and have a little of her inspiration rub off on us.
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Wish me luck! And feel free to share recipies!