It’s easy to fall in to bad habits over the summer, and Fall is a great time to get back on track. I’m offering a Fall promotion, The 14-Day Reset, to help you along the path to a healthier lifestyle. Here are my responses to some common questions about the Reset:
What are you resetting, exactly?
The 14-Day Reset is primarily a nutrition-based effort. Because certain foods can be inflammatory, exploring your body’s reactions to different foods can have a huge impact on how you feel. I’ll help identify foods to eat and foods to avoid, and I’ll even provide a sample meal plan and recipes to get you through the elimination phase of the program. In the final phase, I’ll recommend a process for reintroduction of individual foods so you can track your body’s reactions.
Why not a cleanse?
I struggle with the term “cleanse” because the kidneys and liver are the body’s own detox system, and they filter out the vast majority of toxins that we eat and drink. Moreover, some cleanses can be very restrictive and low in calories and protein, or high in sugar. Oftentimes, the weight loss from these cleanses is water weight, which can be regained almost overnight, and with reduced protein intake, you could lose muscle mass instead of fat!
Is a reset a diet? Will I lose weight?
The 14-day Reset isn’t a diet in the sense that you’re counting calories or limiting your portions. This is not a fasting reset so you should not feel hungry. Most participants will shed some excess weight when they avoid processed sugar, gluten, dairy and other food irritants.
What about exercise?
Regular exercise is recommended during the 14-day Reset, but there is not a structured physical training component. I recommend that you pay attention to your body’s signals to rest or conserve energy and choose light or vigorous activities accordingly.
The next 14-day Reset starts on September 12. Contact me if you have any additional questions that I didn't address here!
By Cheryl Devine, “Health is Wealth”