Delicious Raw Lean Reset Review

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If you know me personally, you know I LOVE a good detox! Honestly, nothing makes me feel better than cleansing my body inside and out. I recently had the pleasure of testing out the Delicious Raw Lean Reset. I chose to complete the 3 day option, which was a mix of fresh pressed juices, kale slaw and spinach salads. (The Lean Reset also comes in a 2 day option.)

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I’ve done several detoxes and cleanses in the past and I am well aware of the easing in and easing out process. If you are unfamiliar with how to begin a detox, what to expect, or how to ease out of a detox, check out my book, Revitalize & Renew: 7 Days to a Healthier You!

I absolutely loved this detox! The juices were amazing, the kale slaw around lunch time was very satisfying, and the spinach salad at night was huge! I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish all the food and juice in one day. The first day was the toughest, mainly due to the lack of caffeine, and the adjustment to mostly liquid nutrients. By the second day I was vibrant, energized and ready for more! By the end of the reset I noticed clearer skin, more energy, and less bloating… my body felt amazing.

I am already looking forward to my next Lean Rest … who’s with me?

10 Day Detox Follow Up

10 Day Detox Follow Up | Lean and Green Body® Blog

We did it!! My husband and I just completed our first 10 day detox together!

Our bodies have been free of gluten, dairy, alcohol and meat for 10 days!

This is a huge accomplishment and I am so proud of my husband for completing the detox with me. 

This was his first official detox, and I am impressed that he completed all 10 days. 

The verdict: we feel amazing!

We have so much energy. My productivity has been expanded ten fold. I have found this sense of clarity and the afternoon brain fog has dissipated for both of us.

My skin is glowing and clear, the whites of our eyes are crisp, and any belly bloat is gone. 

As many of you know, I love detoxing. I plan to detox at least four times a year, in addition to a 24 hour detox every month. My first published book on detoxing, Revitalize and Renew was released earlier this year, you can check it out here.

I am so passionate about detoxing because it is a time to reconnect to my roots. We can focus on food purely as fuel for our bodies. It’s a time to simplify and get back to basics, all we need is real food.

For this detox my husband and I sustained ourselves on real whole foods, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and teas. Our goal was to drink 90 oz of plain water per day, in addition to nettle leaf tea, dandelion root tea, and our daily coffee or black tea. We ate tons of raw greens, sweet potatoes, black beans, and delicious smoothies. I honestly did not feel deprived. I felt satiated. There was a connection to the food that we ate, and I enjoyed the time we spent together cooking and dining. 

Many of my clients worry that they will feel a lack of energy and become hangry during a detox… we experienced the opposite. We had loads of energy and laughed more than we have in weeks. We had fun with the detoxing process. I highly recommend detoxing with your partner, it allows you both to grow and bond together.

Moving forward, I have chosen to limit meat in my diet to maybe 1-2 days per week. I am flexible with myself and do not want to put any labels or firm restrictions on my dietary habits at this time, but right now this is my plan. Ricky on the other hand is looking forward to adding organic healthy chicken and fish back into his diet. He is someone who craves meat, and has been a good sport for the past 10 days.

Our household is already gluten free, due to my allergies, and previously we aimed to limit dairy. After completing the detox, I believe we will both eliminate dairy from our diets, it simply does not make us feel good and is really pro-inflammatory and unhealthy for our bodies.

As we begin to ease out of our detox, we will add alcohol back in sparingly. We plan to limit drinking to two days per week, taking into consideration parties and events. We have made the decision to extend the alcohol-free portion of our detox to about 14 days, and to make a regular habit of detoxing our bodies. 

We will both be more aware of how we are fueling our bodies, and more in tune with what makes us feel good. 

This detox was never about losing weight or a quick fix, it was always about tuning in and listening to our bodies. Our bodies are so smart, if we just listen they will tell us what they need.

For more information about detoxing contact Jennifer at jennifer@leanandgreenbody.com

August 8 10 day detox

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We are taking the plunge! We are starting our first family detox!

After several nights out, fatigue, brain fog and too much stress, we determined that it was time to commit. 

  • We have decided to write our own rules for our 10 day real food detox, not surprising I’m sure to anyone who knows me personally. 
  • We will be eliminating gluten (as always), dairy, alcohol, added sugar and meat. 
  • We will be consciously limiting coffee, but will not be eliminating it entirely for the 10 days because well… sanity. 
  • We will be consuming a plant based diet, packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats and greens.
  • We will be increasing our water intake will aid in flushing out our systems and rehydrating our bodies.
  • We will be supplementing with green drinks and herbal teas.

My favorite teas while detoxing are YOGI Peach Detox Tea, Parsley Tea, and Nettle Leaf Tea. All three have amazing healing and cleansing properties. 

Our goal from this cleanse is to come out with a deeper appreciation for how we fuel our bodies. We want to feel re-energized, refreshed and renewed. We are looking to eliminate fatigue, brain fog, toxic foods and stress; all of which take a serious toll on our bodies. 

For tips on how to detox at home check out my latest book Revitalize & Renew available now!

Benefits of Detoxing

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Detoxing has recently become a bad word in our culture. People are quick to make judgements and assumptions. I am here to tell you that not all detoxing is bad. In fact I love detoxing. I love fueling my body with wholesome fruits and vegetables, I love the burst of energy, the decrease in inflammation and the vibrancy I feel after I detox. Detoxing becomes “bad” when you are not consuming any vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, or essentially any food for a sustained period of time. There are exceptions to this of course, water fasting and the master cleanse have been used to help rid the body of disease and illness under medical supervision. 

I have been obsessed with green juice for over seven years now. It is a daily item on my meal plan, and something I literally look forward to everyday. Detoxing for me is just an extension of this. Finding something that makes you feel so good, down to your cellular level, and amplifying it. 

I have completed numerous detox and cleanse programs over the years, and I can tell you that not all programs are created equal. When detoxing, it is first important to determine why you want to detox. Suffering from low energy, afternoon lull, digestive problems, autoimmune conditions, or perhaps you over indulged a bit last weekend and have finally decided to clean up your act. Once you have your reason, keep this in mind, it will be your motivation to get through. Decide how long you can honestly commit to detoxing, 3,5,7 or 21 days. Pick a time period that will realistically work for you. Remember you can always extend the detox, but you never want to over commit and leave yourself feeling disappointed. Pick a detox program that works with your lifestyle and will allow you to continue living your life, preferably a real food detox.

There are many concerns clients have about starting a detox. The number one question I receive is will I be in the bathroom for the entire detox? No! Detoxing does not have to be an intense bathroom nightmare. Depending on your typical daily diet, you may not notice any change in your bowel movements.

The idea behind a detox is to give your digestive system a break, let it rest. Decrease the inflammation in your gut, and your overall body. Increase the good bacteria, and flood your body with nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. 

In my new book, Revitalize & Renew, I review the importance of detoxing, how to ease in and ease out of your detox safely. I provide you with a set by step guide to my seven day real food detox program. The best part about this detox program is that it is achievable and reasonable. You can choose to start by simply adding in 1 smoothie or juice per day, then in a week or so maybe you do a 24 hour detox, then a few months later you do 3 days etc… working your way up to the full seven days. (disclaimer: for full benefit it is recommended that you complete all 7 days) Revitalize & Renew is packed with healthy recipes and real food options. Even choosing to start slow and add 1 smoothie or juice in per day will help your body achieve a more alkaline state, and get your energy flowing!

For more questions about detoxing please contact me directly at jennifer@leanandgreenbody.com

Detox with Jennifer!

Detox with Jennifer

Looking to detox?

Loose a few extra pounds before Summer?

Change up your eating habits?

Go paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, or even vegan?

Looking for healthy, glowing skin, vibrant energy?

Look no further!

Jennifer’s Revitalize & Renew detox is now available in 3, 5 or 7 days!

 

For $30 per day you will receive round the clock support, check ins, help easing in and easing out of the detox. You will receive help transitioning into your new healthy habits post detox.  Plus receive a copy of Jennifer’s Revitalize & Renew: 7 Days to a Healthier You book!

Learn more at www.leanandgreenbody.com or call (239) 290-3482.

Purchase your detox package today!

Benefits of Oil Pulling

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Oil pulling has recently become a hot topic with my clients and friends,  so I have decided it was time to write a blog post about it. There are several reasons (see the list below) why oil pulling has become increasingly popular over the past few years.

Our oral health is so important, it is the first step in our digestive process and our teeth are the jewels on our face. I don’t know about you, but teeth are always one of the first things I look at when I meet someone. 

Oil pulling is when you put approximately one tablespoon of coconut oil (sesame or sunflower oil work too) in your mouth and swish…similar to what you would do with mouthwash. It is recommended that you swish the oil for twenty minutes and then spit it out. 

The coconut oil will absorb any undigested food particles, bacteria and toxins in the mouth so it is important that you do not swallow it!

There are several benefits to oil pulling, and clients often report they notice the positive effects immediately. 

 

Benefits of Oil Pulling

Less Dry Skin

Enhanced Immune System

Pink Healthy Gums

No Bleeding Gums after Flossing

Enhanced Digestion

Improved Hormonal Issues

Relief from Migraine Headaches

Less Joint Pain

Increased Energy

Improved Tooth Decay

Eliminates Bad Breath

Strengthens Teeth

Improves TMJ