In the past two years I have eaten fairly healthy compared to most people that live in the U.S.
BUT I am not close to being as healthy as I want to be. Since I have decided to eat healthier these are the changes I’ve made….
- I’ve cut down on eating animal protein (I have it once, maybe twice a week; I used to eat it everyday.)
- I only drink water, tea, or Kombucha (occasionally I’ll have a coffee.)
- I barely have any processed foods in my home (If I do I try my best to purchase items that have 5 ingredients or less and that the ingredients are real foods!)
- In the last two years I have included plenty of vegetables and fruits but in the last 6 months or so, I’ve been eating more raw vegetables.
- I only use olive, sesame, or coconut oil
- I’ve started to add more super foods (goji berries, chlorella, spirulina, maca, cacao nibs, etc.)
Even though many of my family and friends think I eat super healthy, I still indulge in some fries, burgers, pizza, desserts once in a while. But when I do, I can immediately feel how it affects my body. I start feeling lazy, fatigue, I honestly feel gross. This might sound crazy but I literally feel it in my gut.
As much as I’ve changed my lifestyle, I still have a lot more work to do. I’ve always wanted to do some type of cleanse but I somehow made myself think I was too busy to make it happen.
After TWO years, I am fully buckling down and doing a Bone Broth Cleanse for 3 days.
When I tell people that I will be doing this, they give me a crazy look but truthfully I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED.
A bone broth cleanse will basically give your gut a fresh start, which is exactly what I need. I need to give my body a break. I constantly think of food, and I am constantly eating; my digestive system doesn’t get a chance to relax. I want to have self-control when it comes to consuming food.
I want to do some research on bone broth cleanses and I found some pretty cool and interesting things on it.
Here are some benefits that come from this type of cleanse.
- It gives your digestive system a fresh start
- slows down aging process
- increases feeling of well-being
- reignite energy
- natural source of collagen
Since I will only be consuming Bone Broth and water, I will be killing and starving any bad bacteria or parasites that I have in my body. If you didn’t know SUGAR feeds bad bacteria. And if you know me, I LOVE sugar. Even though I try to get my source of sugar from healthier foods like fruits, sweet potatoes, and cacao, at the end of the day it’s still sugar. I am quite excited to be killing off the bad bacteria in my body.
Before you go off buying bone broth from your supermarket make sure that you know where the product is coming from.
I purchased Bonafide provisions from http://www.wisechoicemarket.com and I bought The Flavor Chef from http://www.bonebroth.com
When purchasing Bone Broth make sure that it’s organic, that the chicken or animal is grass fed this ensures that the animal isn’t raised with hormones, antibiotics, or toxins; basically any impurities. The bone broths that you may get from the stores will probably have all of the things listed above and the bones have been usually cooked for about 4 hours when it should really take time to cook, about 18 hours.
You may be asking, why the heck would you want to do a bone broth cleanse?
Honestly, a part of me wants to do this because I am becoming a Health Coach and I want to see what works and what may not work for people. It’s a great part of my journey to happiness and health.I also eat healthier, especially more organic foods. A few other reasons are that I’d like to truly give my gut a break and I want to start feeling more energized and be more focused. Lastly, I’ve been having hormonal imbalance issues and I am hopefully that cleansing my body will help me in this area.
During the next three days, I will be recording myself and writing down how the process it going, how I feel and what changes I am seeing in my body (externally and internally).
If you have done a bone broth cleanse and have any tips or advice, please share!