We all know how easy it is to throw on a heavy jumper during Winter and forget about what’s going on underneath: the dry skin, the extra fat rolls, the cellulite. Why wait until the end of Winter to take action on the inevitable and instead take action now and prevent it from happening in the first place?
Join me for my Better Body Project and you’ll not only be lighter by Spring, you’ll have more energy, increased vitality, clearer skin, brighter eyes and radiant health. I’m so excited to share my Better Body Project Winter detox cleanse with all of you, especially after the success we had with Feb Fast - people were losing 3kgs in just the first week, over 7kgs after 4 weeks and over 8cm centimetres off their waists! And the best part was, there was no extreme fad dieting techniques involved: no fasting, or only drinking juices, or extreme deprivation diets that are too hard to follow or stick with. You will be enjoying nourishing whole food recipes (banana & peanut butter pancakes anyone?) along with smoothies, probiotic and antioxidant-rich tonics and juices that are designed to quickly remove toxins, reduce chronic inflammation, rebuild your digestive system and help you lose weight effortlessly!
Toxins can build up and get stored in your fat cells and tissues causing you to put on weight and making it difficult to shift, no matter how much you exercise or count calories. And this also causes a major drain on your energy levels.
Your liver can become overwhelmed, sluggish, congested and function sub-optimally. Inflammation can increase and become systemic and chronic which negatively affects on both your digestive and immune system. Parasites and yeast can flourish in this environment and rob your body of important nutrients you need to stay strong and healthy. All of these issues will lead to the breakdown of your immune system, ultimately compromising your good health and possibly leading to degenerative diseases.
Detoxification and cleansing involves resting, nourishing, cleansing and rebuilding your body and rejuvenating your mind so that you can maintain health and promote longevity and anti-aging. By eliminating health-depleting toxins and chronic inflammation, you will provide your body and mind with the critical support needed to help you heal and protect you from disease.
So really what are you waiting for?
Join me for Dry July and sign up for The Better Body Project today so you can kick-start your best body ever!
I don't know whether you’ve noticed the chill in the air lately but Winter is well and truly here. What we don't want is to come to the end of the season and discover a ripple effect on our once smooth, dimple free, toned skin. That’s right, we are talking about the dreaded cellulite. The unsightly lumps of skin and fat that often deposit themselves on your upper thighs and butt.
It’s important to note here that cellulite is normal. Everyone gets it. Including stick thin models. But that doesn’t mean we want it. So here's a a few cellulite busters to help keep it at bay.
1. Up your herb/spice intake. Include these cellulite busters in your diet on a regular basis:
Cinnamon – perfect for blood sugar level control, meaning less sugar cravings
Turmeric – in an anti-inflammatory and blood circulation booster
Cayenne pepper – boosts metabolism and increases circulation
Raw apple cider vinegar – superfood for increasing digestion, boosting metabolism, cleansing the intestines, alkalising the gut and improving circulation
Ginger – another super anti-inflammatory and immune booster, especially good for the cooler months to keep that cold at bay
Detox-Cellulite busting drink for winter: Take a cup of boiled water and add: grated ginger, 1 tsp raw honey, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp turmeric or grated turmeric, dash of cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar, squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Drink before every meal to increase your metabolism and help eliminate toxins.
2. Boost your collagen. Collagen is the protein found in vertebrate animals, specifically in the their skin, bones, marrow, cartilage, tendons and ligaments (sorry if you’re eating breakfast). Cellulite comes from a lack of connective tissue, so if someone you know has smooth skin it’s generally due to high connective tissue amounts in their skin! Lucky buggers. Increase yours this winter by drinking homemade chicken soup (from real stock ,which means bones are used in the cooking process) or real bone broth which you can buy from quality butchers. Drink 1/2 a cup daily as soup or plain beverage to not only boost skin collagen and make you look younger, but to also support the immune system and reduce intestinal inflammation as the the broth is also super rich in minerals and amino acids. Add liver cleansing veggies like broccoli, onions, garlic and artichokes for a hearty winter meal...
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