Friday, March 1, 2013

How To: Prepare for a Cleanse


Why do I feel like I am experienced enough to talk about this? Because I have failed multiple times in the past, and with failure comes knowledge. Here's my basic tips on how to successfully prepare for a cleanse!
  • Get your butt to the store. You can't eat healthy if you don't have the healthy ingredients at your fingertips. This is a trap I fall into over and over. I put off grocery shopping because I want to enjoy my weekend, then throughout the week I struggle to find what to cook.  I end up cooking things that are fast and not as healthy simply because I don't have the products in my pantry. Too overwhelmed to go to the store? Here's a basic list of things you should be buying...
This doesn't include spices, but stock up on them too!
  • Cut up your vegetables and fruit, girl. The chances of you eating strawberries that have already been cleaned and cut are better than if you have to cut and clean them when you're hungry. When you're ravenous in the kitchen and fruit isn't already prepped, chips look damn good. Same goes for carrots, lettuce, grapes, everything! CUT IT UP. You'll eat it, I promise!
  • Get your butt in the kitchen.  So now you bought all of your food and cut it up...now make it! Plan ahead and be sure to take the chicken out of the freezer, or marinate it while you're at work, or get that crockpot cookin'. Food tastes so much better if you put the time into prepping it!
  • Make leftovers. Be sure to have leftovers for the next day at work. Work can feel like a trap to those on a diet lifestyle change. Everyone wants to go out to eat or their food looks better than yours. If you come with a healthy, filling meal you won't be jealous at all! Okay, you might still be a little...but you'll feel better eating something that gives you energy and doesn't make you feel like taking a nap.
  • Buy "sleepytime" tea. Seriously. This shit is awesome. It tastes great without any sweetener in it and it tuckers you out. I'm usually down for the count within 30 minutes of drinking it. 
  • Have a support system. If you don't, you're more likely to give in to temptation  By having people you are accountable to you will be more successful. 
  • Write it down. Enter my giveaway and you'll have the perfect tool!! It's a well researched fact that when you write down everything you eat you become more aware of what you are putting in your body. When you're more aware, you eat less crap.

Well, those are my tips! What do you do to be successful at cleanses/weight loss?
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  1. Great idea about pre-cutting the fruit! The page looks clean and elegant!

    RickMoT

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    1. Thanks, stranger! Haha. I'm also glad you're finding your way around all of my posts! Enjoy :)

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