There are small steps you can take to help prepare your body for the 21-Day Purification Program and a life long journey to improved health. This program could be a major shift from your daily diet and lifestyle habits, and sometimes drastic changes, even positive ones can lead to some unfavorable reactions such as bloating or headaches. These preparation steps will help your body slowly acclimate to the changes, and help you achieve the best results from the 21-Day Purification Program.
#1 Drink more water: Start slowly, but be consistent with a gradual increase of water consumed per day. · Keep a water bottle by your night stand, at your desk, and in your car. No excuses if you lose one or forget it. · Fill your water bottle before you go to bed, when you arise the following day sip on your water while you get ready, eat breakfast, and on your way to work. Try to finish all the water before you get to work. · Cut fresh lemons, limes, cucumbers, or your favorite fruit – place into a large glass jar, pour water over the top, and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. The natural flavors will add some zing! · If you are trying to lose weight, drink one large glass before each meal. This will improve digestion and help you feel fuller.
#2 Support healthy blood sugar levels: Intense fluctuations in blood sugar can lead to glandular fatigue/failure, stress, and lulls in our energy levels. Here are some ideas to help support healthy blood sugar levels. · Eat 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day · Limit or remove white flour, white rice, white sugar, and packaged/processed foods · Split your plate –50% vegetables, 25% fruit or carbohydrates and 25% protein
#3 Add color to your plate: Why color? Fruits and vegetables get their color from different nutritional components that have been shown to help support our vision, reduce excess inflammation, boost our immune system, support healthy blood pressure, and fight disease. Try to eat at least one vegetable or fruit from each color block below daily. This is a very small step that can provide heaps of benefits to your overall health for a lifetime.
#4 Add fiber: If you are adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet you are already one step ahead on increasing your fiber intake. You’ll want to add fiber in slowly. Here are some other helpful hints:
- Add some whole beans to your soups and salads
- Keep the skin on your fruit
- Sprinkle ground flax seeds on your salads, oatmeal, or cooked vegetables
- Swap white grain for whole grains
#5 Cut back on Caffeine:
- Make it ½ decaf
- Try trading your soda in for some green tea (not sweetened)
- Start your day off with warm lemon water and a healthy breakfast before taking y our first sip of caffeine
- Sleep – do your best to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night
#6 Nutritional Supplements: Sometimes we need a little help, or even insurance that our nutritional needs are met. Whole food and glandular supplements can provide this additional cushion and boost of support. Given the nutritional status of many today, it is important to work with your health care provider to determine the best avenue of support for your needs. Nutritional supplements can support the movement of bile, liver mechanisms, healthy blood sugar levels, and increase energy. Throughout our lives our environment, social network, daily diet, and external stresses change, and so does our nutritional requirements. While on your journey it is important to identify what nutritional supplements are helpful in your preparation for purification, repair and rebuilding, and lifelong quest for optimal health and rejuvenation.