It has been an interesting and transformative 3 weeks. I have not been talking about it, but I was on a 3-week cleanse this month. Not an extreme juice or powder diet, but one in which I cut out allergens like eggs, wheat and dairy. While I hate diets, this was different. This helped me sleep better. This gave me more energy. This made my eyes feel brighter and my skin more clear. On this cleanse, I healed my gut.
Did you know that your gut is responsible for 80% of your total health? Me either. I’ve always hated diets because I can’t stand our society’s focus on weight. I am infuriated and fueled by young girls’ body image issues. And I find the word “diet” limiting like a punishment. I’m the coach who wants you to LOVE your WHOLE self as is. Love your body, celebrate your curves and enjoy the ice cream because I want you to enjoy life.
However, what about when your belly is gassy and bloated? What about feeling tired? I learned that our gut’s health impacts every aspect of life. An unhealthy gut can lead to depression and anxiety. Plus, when our belly doesn’t feel good, we can’t do our best work. I decided to do this 3-week cleanse because I wanted to be the best coach, speaker and teacher that I could be. What I found amazed me.
Watch this video to learn how your “diet” impacts your mental and emotional health…. AND, learn how you can think about food in a way that is visionary, hopeful and expansive instead of punishing, limiting and negative. Enjoy!