So I think it is UBER important I share every step of the way with this process so that is the plan!

Day one was definitely a shock for my body! From eating Christmas cookies as a meal a few days prior to eating 100% clean meals! I must say I did miss cooking, something I really do enjoy about "being an adult". At any rate the foods are so delicious it is not like any other cleanse or detox I have ever followed which is great because those are BRUTAL! I mean yes they work but my goodness, yup, I am a huge weenie with this stuff!

I was definitely a little fatigued by the end of the day from my body not having the what became usual, sugar/caffeine intake it was used to. But other wise I am feeling great about the food choices and changes coming!! As I am writing this it is the start of day 2 so I am already down 2 lbs!! Cannot wait to share the progress shots and measurements with you guys!

So how does it work?
think of it as pushing the reset button on your body. As we eat/live we ingest not only the chemicals in our food but in the environment as well and our bodies hold on to these. With the reset, the goal is to rid your body of all toxins and help you recharge.

It is a 21 day program with pre-planned meals and supplements to keep you on track. The only thing that sucks for me is, you cannot work out. Why? GOD I KNOW! I asked the same thing! ugh but the reason is that your internal chemistry and organs cannot clean up and detox your body if it also has to heal your muscles from the stress exercise puts on it. The body needs to focus!

There is a lot of hype in the health and fitness arena lately with “gluten-free”, which is fine but most people are unaware of what it really is and why or why not they should be going gluten free! So my hope is that this will give you the knowledge you need to make smart choices and of course READ THE LABELS!

Gluten- a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye (most commonly) and is used to thicken and flavor. Commonly in breads, ice cream, and ketchup to name a few.

·        A “gluten-free” diet emphasizes other types of starches such as potatoes, corn, brown rice, quinoa, etc and eating fruits, veggies, and lean protein.

Many people go to gluten-free as a way to avoid celiac allergies or irritations of the intestines. Limiting sweets like cakes, pizza, ice cream, and regular bread is a big part of gluten-free which is great and the reason many people lose weight.

The downfall?

FDA doesn’t have many regulations on the term “gluten free” because of this many foods are labeled gluten-free when they either had little to none to begin with or they are labeled this to give the feeling of “healthy foods” which is incorrect.

In the end…

·        Going gluten-free is great for people with celiac conditions but somewhat unnecessary because you should already be steering clear of those junky foods and wheat is a great source of fiber!

·        People looking to lose weight and cut out refined grains (cakes, pizza, etc) can opt for gluten free.

·        READ YOUR LABELS! Just because it is advertised one way doesn’t make it correct, read the nutrition facts and the ingredients!

·        What works for you or me may not work for everyone so listen to your body!