I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the annual Whole Living Action Plan, and I am thrilled to announce that the story is now live on our site! Read through all the details here and then pledge to commit to this mind-body detox come January 2.
Over the course of three weeks, you'll banish processed anything, added sugars, dairy, gluten, caffeine (it's just a break, not a permanent end to your morning latte), and booze (we won't know if you sneak the occasional glass of Pinot, but doing away with alcohol during the cleanse will help boost liver function), and instead supercharge your body and mind with purifying and detoxifying fruits and vegetables (loads of 'em), slowly adding back seafood, legumes, eggs, and gluten-free grains.
If it sounds intense, well, that's kind of the point of a detox. To pare down. To give your digestive system a vaycay. But the benefits---more energy! weight loss! better sleep!---will surely outweigh any initial symptoms (sluggishness, headaches) you may experience.
It's never too soon to start prepping for this start-of-the-year cleanse of ours; in fact, mentally preparing yourself now amidst holiday party soireeing and sugar cookie bingeing is smart. (Check out Secrets to a Successful Cleanse for six more get-ready tips.)
So, what do you say? Ready to charge into the new year feeling your absolute best? Join me! I'll be here blogging almost daily about the experience. Feel free to ask questions, share advice, whine about green juice and how much you miss chocolate, you name it, via comments here or by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.