Jenny’s diary: 7 DAYS OF ME wrap up
The 7 DAYS OF ME Vital Cleanse was a positive experience for me. I saw changes in my body and general well being that I didn’t think would be that obvious and found it very achievable while living a busy work and family life. The set menu was amazing to have and very easy and flexible. We also found that it wasn’t expensive to buy the groceries and there was no wastage which is always a bonus in our household as we like to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible.
After completing the cleanse I feel amazing. My skin is clearer and my eyes brighter. I wasn’t concerned with weight so not sure if I lost any, however it is amazing to notice my clothes are feeling like they should (they had been getting a bit tight!). I feel great, I have lots of energy and am sleeping well. When I wake early in the morning it is lovely to wake feeling refreshed and not sluggish!
The food was delicious and I loved all the recipes. For me the favourite this time was probably the broccoli and tuna salad or the salmon parcels. To be honest, it is a bit hard to give a favourite as they were all yummy and super easy to prepare which is always handy!
To those who are planning to do the cleanse or thinking about it, I say, go for it! Be kind to yourself and set achievable goals as you want the change to be lasting! Remember to be mindful and listen to your body during the cleanse, notice what it is telling you; most importantly rest and relax as often as possible! Try to focus also on the mind and other parts of the cleanse that go along with the change in diet like the dry brushing and thinking positively as I found these in their own right had an impact on my health and experience. There will be hard days but stick in there as the feelings and changes at the end are worth it!
Following the cleanse I am carrying on with many aspects such as aperitif once a day, including brown rice in meals, less snacking at night, better portion sizes and eating more raw veggies which is easier coming into summer. I think the raw veggies was something I definitely noticed a difference with as over winter we eat all cooked veggies as we find salads a bit cold on a winters night, so now is a great time to bring the raw veggies back.
I am so pleased with the results of the cleanse and would encourage you all to give it a go! The great thing is that every time you do the cleanse you notice new things and you pick up new habits as well as gettting rid of unhealthy ones! It is not about getting it all sorted the first time but allowing yourself to journey towards making long lasting change to your diet and lifestyle. Bring on March 2016 – I will be ready to do it all over again!
For a day to day diary account of Jenny’s experience and more images of the meals included click here >>