I want to firstly start by wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year. Undertaking the Go Detox Juice cleanse towards the end of last year helped me to re-address my relationship with food and helped me to get rid of my sweet craving. Yes, I do have an odd sweet here and there; particularly during my menstrual cycle. However, I would go as far as describing myself as a sweet addict. I would consume up to two packs of sweets a day, more often these would be the ones covered in sugar. I turned to sweets because I struggled with the continuous bitter mouth that I had to endure each day. However, as I began to develop my understanding of sugary food and drinks; it became apparent to me that it was these such things that were attributing to the bitter taste I was struggling to shake.
I felt ready to embark on the 3rd stage of this program as I had already witnessed the benefits it had had on my energy levels and my eating patterns. Before commencing this program, I would eat a Yorkie a day. I am pretty ashamed as I write this, but this is something that I did religiously. I couldn’t imagine being without them and I expressed this during a session of telephone mentoring from Go Detox Juice creator Erran.
Being able to receive his encouragement and run through what I had struggled with or found easy so far helped to make the process; although challenging; extremely gratifying.
I had already successfully completed the first two stages, however; this would be the biggest test as it would involve me drinking pre-made juices; personally delivered to my door. For a total of 6 days, I would drink a diverse variety of freshly made juices all made to match my personal needs. The freshly made, Superfood juices were packed full of essential vitamins, minerals and live enzymes concocted to help reverse signs of ageing, help with weight loss, improve skin appearance and elasticity and help the body overall glow from the inside out. Due to successfully completing the Bowel and Colon Cleanse my body was now in the perfect condition to absorb the full benefits of this stage.
To start each morning I was given fibre shots to take with water before taking any of the juices. Fibre has many benefits but some of the most notable is that it helps regulate bowel movement, it promotes healthy skin and also helps to increase your energy. I can honestly say that I did feel that my energy had increased after taking my 2 x daily fibre shots.
After this, I ensured that I had a reasonable sized cup of herbal tea. The important factor was to cut back on the honey I used in each serving. I also tried to consume as many different varieties of tea as possible, moving my favourites which include Lemon and Ginger, Rosehip, Nettle, Green Tea and White Tea.
My bowel movements at this point was twice daily. Once in the morning before leaving the house and once before bed. However, this was to increase once I started to drink the juices.
When it came to the juices, they are vibrant in colour and each helps to rejuvenate and develop your cells. The first juice was orange in colour and was the perfect breakfast juice. The taste was strong and sharp with ginger being a fundamental ingredient. Due to the size of the bottles, I was concerned that it wouldn’t keep me full. However, I was left pleasantly surprised. The next juice was the red/purple one. Beetroot has been known for helping to cleanse the blood ( a major hint is in its colour). This juice was powerful and was pretty hard to stomach as it contained cayenne pepper and lemon juice. The positive benefits of Cayenne pepper are immense. It helps with digestion, migraines and is an anti-allergen to name but a few. The third and final juice was what I referred to as ‘the swamp’ as it looked like what the contents of a swamp resembles and it tasted as I would imagine a swamp to taste like. This out of the three was a major challenge.
As part of the GO Detox Plan, it was advised to drink at least 2 litres of water a day and this was something that I initially struggled with as this meant I was continually rushing to the toilet and with being on the move each day; it was a major struggle.
However, as we all already know; drinking water in recommended quantities is beneficial for the skin and after three days my skin was glowing profusely. My skin was considerably enhanced at stage 2 but by stage 3 it was vibrant and demonstrated a picture of health.
While on this stage, I was concerned as to whether my menstrual cycle would be be improved or not as I often have bad periods. Yet, what I found was that the clots had decreased and as a result my energy was sky high. The dark bags that had tainted my under eye area had also significantly improved.
By six days, my weight had decreased and I had enough energy to wake up in the morning and exercise which was something I had struggled to do previously. My bowel movements increased from 2 times to 3 and my energy continued to soar.
As part of stage three, you were given the opportunity to eat a meal in the evening, but only if you were hungry. I will admit this much, by the evening I craved my evening meal. This meal however was made from the recipe ideas provided with the programme.
My skin and my energy levels was the one thing that helped me to keep going when I struggled with temptation and wanted to eat the foods that I knew were no good for me.
My skin dramatically improved and though by week 1 there was a considerable progression in my skin, by week three and stage three my skin was better than it has ever been before.
When I decided to take up the opportunity of partaking on this program. I never realised how much of a lifestyle change this would have on my life. However, I can say that my eating habits have improved dramatically and my energy is higher than it has ever been before.
As we are now very much into a new year, 2016 is your year to make a positive change and to implement more beneficial ways of living your life. If you are serious about leading positive lifestyle and want to embark on a new journey to better health. Check out the official Go Detox Juice program and find out for yourself how amazing this program is.
W| By Sasha Shantel @SashaShantelVIP