Happy 4th of July!
It’s almost PARTAYYYY time whoop whoop!
Tomorrow, we celebrate Independence Day! As we SHOULD!
And I know many of you are planning one hella of a cookout! Yummy BBQ dishes, casserole, cookies and cakes…all the fun stuff!
What’s better than spending quality time with your family and friends over delicious food, with some strong fruity drinks, giving thanks for our freedom and to those that ensure we get to keep it?!
So before I get to the core of this email, I want to say: ENJOY!
Enjoy the foods, enjoy the drinks, enjoy the people.
I wasn’t even going to write anything to you today, but so many of you have written me that you want to start to cleanse “after the 4th of July” that I thought, “a'ight. If this is what you really want, then let’s do it!”
And I get it. Sometimes all that #foodporn can leave you feeling bloated, heavy, constipated, and uncomfortable in your own body.
So I got you!
Adopt these tips for the next 3 days and they will have you feeling back to normal!
1. No more booze. This should be easy because most people get so WASTED during the 4th of July that they don’t want anything to do with alcohol for a while. Good. You need to give your liver a break from the processing alcohol. Be nice to your liver.
2. Take a high quality probiotic, upon waking. All that BBQ has messed up the good bacteria in your gut, and I bet you have cravings and bloating now. Repopulate those good guys with a quality probiotic to help fight cravings and restore balance. Me likey THIS one.
3. Make it lean and green. You most likely have a whole load of glucose and glycogen floating around in your body, thanks to all the sugar and carbs you ate. So abstain from having any carbs (aside those found in vegetables) and just make every meal you eat, lean and green. This means protein and veggies for you for the next three days. This will help your body to burn the excess carbs for fuel, instead of storing them all as body fat.
4. Fast for 12 hours. This sounds more complicated than it really is. All this means it that if you finish dinner at 7 pm, you don’t eat again until 7 am the next morning. This gives your body a break from digesting and processing food for 12 hours. Most of those 12 hours are done in your sleep, making this mild fast even easier! It takes approximately eight hours for your body to digest the meals from your day entirely. Then another four hours for the magic to happen. In those four hours after digestion has been completed, your body shifts into detox or “healing” mode, begins to remove dead cells, regenerates new ones, uses up stored glucose for energy which burns off excess fat.
Alright friends, this is a great start for the cleansing process, getting you back on track, and feeling good!
Enjoy this time with your family and friends.
With love & tacos,
P.S. If you want a more guided detox program, stay tuned. By popular demand, I created a whole food, SHORT detox plan (who the heck wants a long detox?!) just for you that has yielded some amazing results for my test group.