The 21-day cleanse... is it for me?
As I mentioned earlier this week, the 21-day cleanse consists of gradually taking out of the diet all those foods - and drinks - that may be 'fighting' with the body, ie, pretty much anything that doesn't occur naturally in nature or that may be difficult for your body to digest.The ten days before the diet begins (ie, from the Monday after next - February 24th) we use to psychologically and physically prepare for our new way of eating and drinking. As they say here in the UK, ‘forewarned is forearmed’! As we count down to the full detox plan, we’ll discuss all the things to watch out for – the tiredness that can befall us in the first few days as our body’s detox organs kick into action, the detox headaches as we learn to cope without caffeine… the need to drink plenty of good quality water to help the lymphatic system flush the body of the accumulated toxins. And we’ll explore ways to anticipate the cravings for the things we love that aren’t on the programme… and have snacks and healthy treats in store for the moments when the temptation becomes too much.Then, from the 10th day of the countdown – Wednesday March 5th, the detox diet itself begins.For 21 days we’ll be living on a healthy and balanced range of foods - but without meat, fish, dairy products, wheat and gluten, sugar, alcohol or artificial additives of any kind. There’ll be tips to support you when you find it all a bit much, and ways to treat yourself (I’ve a great recipe for marzipan balls, for example, when you feel that you could really do with something sweet).And if you need more support or cleansing advice while you’re on the diet, just email me and I’ll see what I can do to help (I've been doing a cleanse like this every year for the past five years and so will hopefully have some tips up my sleeve).So the next week or so will be a good time for you to ask yourself whether this is the right time for you to join us in the Little White Feather cleanse. Is it time for you to feel supported in making dietary changes that make you feel healthier, clearer and more resourced to really shine your light our there in the world? If it feels a little too much for your this time round, why not simply read the plan daily for inspiration this time round - and feel free to comment and join in the conversation on Facebook!Whatever you decide, we look forward to seeing you on the Little White Feather Facebook page from Monday February 24th - the day we commence or daily posts on the cleanse, and the day the countdown begins!