When I turned 48 years old, it’s like my body went into mass rebellion over my attempts to lose weight. Everything that had been effective in my 30’s and 40’s no longer worked, and as I studied myself in the mirror, I felt I looked like a swollen tomato. This led me to having a massive temper tantrum, and then to sulking, and then (finally) to action. My action took the form of The Conscious Cleanse, where I discovered an understanding of hormones, women’s particular dietary needs, and also practical and delicious ways to shift how I ate.
What’s Your Perfect Weight Now That You’re Older?
What is your perfect body-weight as a woman over 40? If you are going through menopause, children leaving home, perhaps divorce and career changes as well, it can be a tumultuous stretch that influences how your body digests not just food, but life as well. In this interview with Julie Pelaez who, with Jo Schaalman, wrote The Conscious Cleanse: Lose weight, heal your body and transform your life in 14 days, we discuss losing weight and intermittent fasting strategies. To buy the book click here.
What Does a Cleanse Do?
After you eat, 80% of your body’s energy goes toward digesting food. This can cause that sluggish feeling you have after lunch, when you reach for that cup of coffee or piece of chocolate for a boost to make it through the day. By practicing removing these foods and others, you will notice a revived ability to sleep, focus, and keep fit that you didn’t think possible. In this interview, Jules goes into detail about why this is fact, and also how intermittent fasting can aid in freeing your body of (ahem) compacted waste matter. The truth is, explains Jules, waste=weight! By allowing our body a rest period of 12 hours or more, we can cleanse in a deeper and more effective way that, in the long run, will help you lose weight and feel better.
Join Conscious Cleanse for their September 12 Cleanse!
If you would like more specific information on fasting, I encourage you to read, The Complete Guide to fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting by Jason Fung. To purchase, click here. I also suggest that you watch all six videos in this series with Jules and Jo, where they offer insights and solid advice on health and cleaning out your body. If you are considering doing a cleanse, visit their website at http://consciouscleanse.com to join the September 12 cleanse.
As always, I love to hear from you and welcome any thoughts and questions you might have. Happy cleansing!