Today I am committing to the Total Wellness Cleanse by Yuri Elkaim and going to be following a raw food diet for the next 10 days. I've been into cleansing for awhile now, and one of my goals this year was to complete a 7-10 day detox as part of my New Year Resolutions.
While I've done cleanses such as the Wild Rose Herbal Detox in the past, which was good, I decided to go a different route this time as I didn't want to have to take laxatives or pills, but rather just stick to raw foods and apply the principles in the Total Wellness Cleanse. I recently bought the Omega J8004 juicer recently, which has allowed me to juice a load of vegetables every morning to help cleanse my body, but I wanted to take it a step further. My energy simply hasn't been where I want it to be lately and over the years I've abused my body by consuming a lot of unhealthy foods. For example, a few years ago I used to have a major binge eating problem that was destructive to my body and health. I was able to overcome that and in 2012 I transformed my body and competed in a fitness competition. In the pursuit of achieving my fitness goals, my health took the backseat and while I looked great, my health and energy levels were plummeting.
Check out the video below that I recorded about the reason why I'm cleansing and why I committed to the Total Wellness Cleanse by Yuri Elkaim.
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The truth is that we live toxic lifestyles. We consume foods that are processed, have chemicals in them, are cooked and generally lack nutritional value. To go along with it, we breathe in pollution, absorb chemicals through skin-care products, and experience stress and negative emotions during periods of our lives.
All of this toxicity adds up and compounds itself over a period of time, and you eventually pay the price of it. If your body isn't functioning at maximum efficiency or has built up too much toxicity, you'll feel fatigued or even get sick. Our body is constantly working hard to do it's job and detox us, but when you put in more toxicity than your body can eliminate, you're in for trouble. I'm of the belief that everyone needs to go on a cleanse at least once a year.
By cleansing, you're giving your body a break and giving it a chance to remove the built up waste in your body. In doing so, every process of the body will function better and you'll have an explosion of energy. You'll also lose fat easily in the process, as your body is getting rid of the toxins and acid that holds onto it.
My 10 Day Detox Diet
While the Total Wellness Cleanse by Yuri Elkaim is actually a 30 day program, with a 14 day cleansing phase and 14 day maintenance phase – I'm only committing to it for 10 days. The reason being is that I have a trip planned after the 10 days and it'll be difficult to keep it up while out of town. This shouldn't be that big of an issue, as 10 days should be a sufficient enough time to cleanse away a lot of the junk that has built up in my body.
The reason why I decided to go with the Total Wellness Cleanse is because the creator of it, Yuri Elkaim, is a guy that is apart of my mastermind group and is aligned with my philosophy of health. So far since buying the program, I've been thoroughly impressed with it. It provides all the information you need to know to detox your body, along with meal plans, recipe videos, food journal, poop tracker, daily inspiration and coaching, and a lot more. I've been blown away by it so far and have already learned so much from him.
You Crave What Is In Your Blood
One big lesson that I've learned from Yuri is that you crave what is in your blood.
The more that you eat certain foods, the more it's in your blood, and the more you'll crave it. If you consume sugary foods, you'll crave that constantly because it's in your blood. It can even be specific to certain foods we consume on a regular basis – you'll crave it more. This makes sense to me, as I used to be a binge eater and would have intense sugar cravings and would eat certain foods again and again.
The amazing thing is, once you cleanse your body and consume raw foods, you begin to crave that. You've cleansed out the crap from your body and no longer want that old junk – the cravings are gone. You will begin to CRAVE vegetables and healthy foods, which is important, because then it no longer takes WILLPOWER to consume healthy foods.
What To Expect On The Total Wellness Cleanse
My plan with doing the Total Wellness Cleanse is to be open and transparent about the results that I experience in the course of the 10 days. This blog post and video is “Part 1” and will be followed up with “Part 2” at the end of the 10 days. In part 2, I'm going to share the entire experience, including details about weight loss, measurements, how I feel, look, etc… I'm feeling very optimistic about it so far and am looking forward to the results at the end.
More than that, I think the habits of going on a cleanse are equally important. During the 10 days, I'm breaking old habits of eating certain foods and will be implementing new healthy eating habits, which I'll be working to maintain after the cleanse to sustain the progress that I've made.
I'll keep you updated! If you want to transform your body, health, and energy levels, then check out Yuri Elkaim's Total Wellness Cleanse, which is a 30-day program. He also has another popular book called Eating For Energy which is different than a cleanse, but provides a lot of great information on how to have more energy.