Many people ask us: “Will I lose weight on the Clean Program?” The simple answer is, most likely. Each person comes into the program with different health issues, genetic factors, diets, and hormonal patterns. How much and when weight loss occurs varies from person to person. However, there are many other ways to see progress called non-scale victories. We are going to take a closer look at these.
Completing the 21-day Clean Program is no easy feat, especially if you typically follow a Standard American Diet. Fortunately, the 21-day Clean Program is totally supportive. Completely sticking to anything for 21 days straight can be really difficult, whether that is completing a daily meditation practice or remembering to turn off the lights in your house before you go to bed. Change can be uncomfortable. Taking on this 21-day program takes consistent mindfulness, courage and discipline - so pat yourself on the back for giving it a go!
So you’ve made the commitment and set the dates for your first 21-Day Program. Maybe you feel excited, even a little nervous, and you’re wondering what to expect. While each person’s healing process is unique, there are some general commonalities that lots of folks experience; especially during their first cleanse.
There is no question that a healthy body hinges on a healthy digestive tract. Stress, poor diets, and toxicity from pollution and mainstream personal care and cleansing products take their toll, and over time, our digestive systems often become severely impaired and sluggish. Healthy, regular digestion is essential to a successful cleansing program, and to our overall long-term health and vitality.
One of the most significant changes people make as they progress throughout the Clean Program is to drop the refined and overly-processed sugars from their diet. This is one of the most powerful ways we know of to transform your health for the better. Giving up sweets totally in our diets is daunting for many of us, and it is also unnecessary. With a few strategic substitutions, you can still enjoy your sweet treats in moderation.
We know that balance is good for our health. Equally important as finding work-life equilibrium is fueling our bodies with the proper ratio of nutrients to balance our blood sugar. Since we were kids, our parents told us that sugar would rot our teeth. They weren’t wrong about that, but what sugar does to the rest of our bodies is a lot scarier, which is why we don't have refined sugars on the Cleanse Diet.
There’s no getting around it – our bodies change as we approach middle age. Along with the appearance of grey hair and laugh lines, our metabolism begins to slow down as early as our late twenties. This shift tends to begin around the same time we settle into our careers and start families, leaving little time for healthy meal prep and exercise.
You’re going along your life normally, doing your day-to-day activities, feeling like things are routine. Then suddenly you put on your favorite pair of jeans and it takes a little more wiggle to get them on, and it takes a little more sucking in the gut to keep them on. Detoxification is a big part of the 21-Day Clean Program because of how important it is for balancing weight, and here are some of the causes of unexplained weight gain.
Gut health is intricately linked, and crucial to, our overall health, including maintaining a healthy weight and youthful skin. A healthy gut will boost your energy, moods, immunity, and gives you that gorgeous glow. If you are in the midst of a cleanse, or ready to embark on one, attending to the wellbeing of your gut is key. Check out these five habits to help you build a better gut.
Many of us suffer from constipation, bloating, migraines, joint pain, skin rashes, and fatigue. We assume these symptoms are “normal” because we’ve lived with them our entire lives, or we chalk them up to the aging process. However, all of these maladies may be attributed to the foods we eat every day – even the ones we perceive as healthy.
As part of the 21-Day Clean Program, we avoid the most triggering of these foods to relieve the burden on the immune and digestive systems. This temporary pause helps us make a connection between the symptoms we feel and the foods we eat.