| Benefit #1: A chance to simplify
We all crave simplicity, most likely because it is an essential ingredient to having a calmer, more peaceful life. But our constant go-go-go lifestyle can make simplicity seem unattainable.
I’ve found that there are two main challenges we face when it comes to simplifying. First and foremost is a resistance to letting go of the choices and behaviors that are holding the current chaos and unwanted results in place (such as overwhelm, poor health, stress, etc...). And the second is not knowing where to start.
A well-supported detox solves both of these dilemmas by providing a specific structure and clear guidelines to follow so that there is no confusion over what to do or when to do it. By taking the guesswork out you can focus on experiencing the freedom and ease that comes with fewer choices.
| Benefit #2: Connecting to the power of food
The food that goes into our bodies is either turning our health and energy on or it’s turning it off, yet we rarely have the chance to learn what allows our body to thrive, and what causes it to struggle. When you give yourself the chance to step back from your normal eating routine and feed your body only whole and clean food, you are giving yourself a unique opportunity to experience what your body, mood, and energy feel like with excellent nutritional support.
Past detoxees often tell me (sometimes years later) that it changed their life and relationship with food. One of the most surprising things people notice is that the food they eat has a direct connection to their stress levels and ability to be relaxed and calm. Detoxing can also improve energy levels, promote clear skin, support natural, healthy release of body weight, and can boost mental clarity… not bad for 2 weeks!
| Benefit #3: Freedom from cravings
Cravings can feel all consuming and often add to feelings of being out of control, stressed, and disempowered. It’s so tempting to label them as “bad” or “wrong” and to feel like we are failing in some way because we do not have the willpower to stay away from certain foods. This creates a perfect storm for self-loathing, body shame, and seeing ourselves as lacking in some way.
What if we took all labels off of cravings and simply saw them as messages from our body and mind that they are in need of care? One of the hidden gifts of detoxing is that by taking out the most common craving-foods (sugar, refined food, deep-fried foods, alcohol...) you give yourself the chance to explore the deeper emotional and physical needs that make certain foods almost impossible to resist (even when you know they aren’t supporting your health!).
It is possible to break the craving cycle, and when you do, you open the doorway for more confidence, ease, and freedom.