Hi Healthy Folks,
So, our day 10 for month 2 is upon us. I was sick over the weekend so my appetite isn't 100% yet. But, I am making an effort to clean up some eating habits. its hard to adjust my eating now that my work schedule is moved earlier by an hour. I need to get use to my new eating hours and not eat too late in the evening. I don't have to now! I get home earlier!!
So today I am going to take Dr. Oz's information to heart!
This information comes straight from Dr. Oz's Clean Detox program
The 411 On Weight Loss:
How and when weight-loss occurs varies for each person. Everyone comes
into the detox with a different level of toxicity, a different genetic
history, and different hormonal patterns. For many, the body will not
begin to reduce inflammation and release extra weight until it has found
balance through the cleansing process. Let’s take a step back and look
at the bigger picture of why we might have excess weight in the first place.
It’s often a result of consuming foods that do not work for the body,
resulting in poor digestion and toxic overload. Detox helps the body
re-balance itself and help repair the damage done by years of poor
habits. When you lose weight without doing this important foundational
work, the weight-loss typically doesn’t last. It also doesn’t bring
about the increased vitality, that in the end is what we really want.
Even if you haven’t seen much weight-loss yet, hang in there. You’re
doing the foundational work, and that’s what matters most. Daily bowel
movements, sticking with the detox diet, and avoiding emotional snacking
will encourage your body to find that sweet spot, totally unique to
you. Don’t stress yourself out by stepping on the scale every day. Just
remember, how you feel is a more accurate measure of success. Instead of
numbers on the scale, focus on your energy level, sleep patterns,
digestion, elimination, mood, and clarity of thought.
So- For me I know that I need enough sleep. Which is still a struggle week to week. I need between 8-9hrs of sleep. I have been operating for years on 6-7hrs. College habits are hard to break. So, this is a new year challenge for me. I also see a difference when I take my vitamins on a regular bases, along with my regular medications. I just have to keep reminding my self. I also enjoy working out in the evenings. Opposite of many people. Working out tires me out and I can get a good nights rest knowing my body is recharging.
My Challenge to you is to make note of some of these things. It will help you keep your goals on track as well as knowing your body's needs better.