Are you feeling heavy and sluggish, is your skin dull and dry? Are your hormones all over the place?
The seemingly endless Thanksgiving/Divali/Christmas/Hannuka/New Year season of festive food can leave us feeling tired and unhealthy, while the long dark days of cold and damp weather can mean not so much fresh air and exercise resulting in being a few pounds overweight. Centrally heated homes and offices make our skin dull and dry, our airways stuffy and our lungs prone to inflammation and infections. (This last is true of air-conditioning, too, for those of you in warmer climates).
Next week, I am joining Jason Vale’s Big January Clean-Up to clear out the rubbish and reset my body, to help it through these months of colds, coughs and central heating.
I will be doing the first 14 days of his 28 Day SuperJuiceMe! plan followed by 7 days of his SuperFastFood book/app, both of which I’ve done before and I felt completely re-energised afterwards.
I have to make a few adjustments to some of the juices as I am allergic to pineapple and lime, but I replace them with mango, papaya and lemon.
Here are some links to preparing for a juice challenge, to help choose a juicer and to Jason’s website where you can obtain details of the free plan – there is still time to sign up for free daily coaching videos, free shopping list and daily emails with all the recipes:
Jason’s Free Big January Clean-Up
Which Juicer? – Where to Begin
My Top 20 Tips for Juicing – updated to 25!
Preparing to be SuperJuiced Part 2
Juicing: How to Begin or Do As I Say, Not As I Did!
The Juice Junkie’s 5 Ways To Prepare For a Juice Cleanse
Start’s Monday, 9th January, 2017!
You don’t have to do the full 2 weeks, you could do a 3 day quickie or a 5 day pick-me-up, so long as you prepare and follow up with a plant-based diet so as not to put a strain on your digestive system during or after the challenge.
Remember, this is my personal experience.
Always check with your doctor before doing a prolonged juicing regime, especially if you’re on medication – some are more supportive than others.
It helps to find friends or online group support. I found my support on Twitter, but Jason has a facebook page where you can get all the advice and support you need, as does The Natural Juice Junkie.
Ps I really recommend watching Jason’s documentary SuperJuiceMe! Free on YouTube. It is one of the most inspiring films you will ever watch.
Jason Vale’s Free SuperJuiceMe! documentary
Good Luck and Good Health! Cheers!
Copyright: Chris McGowan
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