I am wrapping up my third week of Sharon Otness’ Rev Up Your Radiance Summer Detox. I did the detox to cleanse my body and to figure out what I was eating that was causing me some minor stomach upset. I have to admit that weight loss was another aspect that I was looking forward to but just as an extra bonus. I have learned over the years that if you focus on healthy eating, you don’t need to diet.
The Positive “Diet”
Diet has a negative connotation. It’s something that you easily delay because of prior engagements. There always seems to be a reason to delay. My husband’s uncle used to do a one-month diet once a year. Guess which month he dieted in? Yep, you guess it. February. Why? Because it is the shortest month! But he engaged in healthy eating the rest of the year. It was only a way for him to counter-balance some of the excesses of the Christmas / New Year’s holidays he allowed himself.
In my experience, diets just don’t work. How could they? Yes, you can have great results while dieting but if you don’t change your ways indefinitely, how can you expect the results to last? The key to long term results is in healthy eating. Healthy eating is something you can easily start doing today and not something you do for 30-90 days. Healthy eating really needs to be a lifestyle choice. It may be something that you have to ease into because if you have a lot of habits to change, you’ll probably want to start with one habit and replace it with a healthier one.
I’ve been eating healthy for years but Sharon’s Summer Detox has made me discover eating in a whole new way. I am eating flavors that I haven’t had in years and food combinations that I’ve never tried. Even though the detox is intended to be only 15 days, I love my new way of eating so much that I can’t imagine going back to my old ways. I plan to continue doing the recipes for the detox indefinitely. I also have lost my once obsession for cheese. I haven’t had cheese in almost three weeks and don’t miss it at all. I’m telling you this because you may think you can’t live without that slice of cake or some other food but you’ll soon realize that your tastes change as you get healthier. Just take it one step at a time.
One way to eat healthy
I am now eating mostly fruit and vegetables, quinoa or brown rice, some fish, some organic chicken, and meat here and there and my body is rejoicing. As I mentioned earlier, this detox is about healthy eating but I am enjoying weight loss in the process. I am down 5.4 lbs and 6 inches in less than three weeks. I have been eating to my heart’s content, having fun in the kitchen again, and just feeling fabulous. There is no need to starve yourself or deprive yourself. That’s not what detoxing about. That is why I detox and stay away from all diets.
If you’re not at your ideal weight or if you want to cleanse your body, don’t waste your time with a diet. You need to change your daily habits. One easy way to do so is with a detox like Sharon’s Rev Up Your Radiance Summer Detox. It’s easy, fun, and hopefully will lead to a lifetime of healthy eating and weight management. Remember: a healthy body doesn’t gather fat!