With Halloween approaching and Thanksgiving around the corner, chocolate covered and gravy coated temptations are invading our minds by way of instagram pics, magazine spreads, billboards and TV ads. If you suffer from low energy, your body can easily trick you into believing that a sweet candy bar or savory biscuit with gravy will deliver the very pick me up you crave, when the reality is that these rich foods could be dragging you down. My wish is for you to indulge in the season's most delicious treats without guilt, without energy slumps and certainly without having to go up a pants size! So, how can a juice cleanse help?
A 3 - 6 day juice cleanse helps me maintain control over my food choices by eliminating imbalances that lead to intense food cravings and by forcing me to be more mindful about enjoying the foods I am consuming. The fall is my favorite time to cleanse because after a happy summer filled with BBQ's and fun, these months are normally when my will power is at its all time low, which means I need a swift kick in the pants to get back on track. Here are the tops reasons why it works:
Replacing solid meals with juice forces me to look at whether I am truly hungry or simply craving the sensation of chewing, putting me back in touch with why I reach for the foods I do in the first place and reminding me to only eat when I am hungry.
Consuming raw, cleansing juices help me to flush out the summer bloat I accumulated from BBQ's and travels.
The nutrition packed juices kick my immune system into high gear so that I am prepared to fight off the upcoming winter germs.
Allowing my body the opportunity to eliminate toxins and take a break from the constant burden of breaking down foods, helps my energy levels surge despite the decreased hours of daylight.
Juice cleansing calls upon my inner warrior to be strong, exercise my will power and tap into my body's signals. Replacing meals with nutrient and enzyme rich organic juices for 3 - 6 days, sets me up for a healthy fall season that keeps me feeling in control, balanced, energized, slim and ready to conquer the upcoming season. Are you ready?
Marra St. Clair @ Project Juice
Co-Founder of Project Juice, Marra also holds a certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning as a Pilates instructor, and is also a certified personal trainer from the Academy of Sports Medicine, a certified Gyrotonic instructor, a certified nutritional consultant and a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. When she is not coaching people through Project Juice, she is a highly recommended personal trainer and Pilates instructor.