12 May 2013

A review; My 30 day detox


















About 12 weeks ago I had decided enough was enough. I just knew something wasn't quite right. I was sick for about the 3rd time this year which generally is unheard of for me, I couldn't shake constipation - sorry for the overshare but this IS a review - my cellulite wouldn't go away no matter what the exercise I did and my bloating wasn't just creeping in afternoon, it was all day, all night bloating. 

So I set out to find a detox. 

Before I begin, let me start by saying this. I eat clean, drink 5L of water a day without fail, take vitamins, exercise up to 5-6 times a week (for over 3 years now) and am not a huge alcohol drinker (certainly love a glass of red over the weekend though). I'm no raw vegan, but I get well and above my 2 & 5 fruit and veg a day, snack healthily and go without meat one day of the week (sometimes two). P.s the good news though is if you ARE looking for something to help you with weight loss as well and aren't overly healthy this detox is perfect for you!!

This wasn't about weight loss for me, it was about cleansing on the inside to make me feel better. So off I set on my research - and like the universe always does, it brought me to Peta at just the right moment who told me about Nutritional Cleansing. Hours more of my own research and I knew I had found my detox. 

I bought my Pak with still a little sceptisim. I of course thought I knew everything about my body and as I said, was as healthy as I could get for the lifestyle that I lead. Within a week on the products though I had proved myself incredibly wrong. 

Week One: I was sleeping better than I have my whole life, the kind of sleep where from the time my head hits the pillow until my alarm goes off, I am deep in sleep without interruptions. My 3pm sugar cravings started to back off slowly and I was still buzzing with energy as I was getting home at 5:30pm each night. I was regular again with the toilet. I thought that even with these improvements alone, I'd be happy, that was until...

Week Two: My bloating was almost gone (to the point where I just couldn't believe it). My tummy started to look tonned and tight in the morning, noon and night. My moods were improving out of sight. Stressful situations at work suddenly didn't stress me as much - life just seemed manageable (could it be that balancing my body was actually working?? It appeared so!) 

Week Three: People started making comments like "what the hell are you on?? How do you have SO much energy 24/7 and why is your skin glowing like that" .. fo' real. This was the week my mum & sister decided this too could be the very thing they were both looking for. This was actually the week I think I reallyyy hit my detox though. I was a feeling tired again, quite tired actually and after my 3rd cleanse day - my skin broke out ... (helloooo toxins leaving my body!!) 

Week Four: Everything clicked. Life made sense. In fact, I was quite emotional. Overwhelmed by the fact I could feel this good - all the time. I felt like for the first time ever I was balanced. My moods were officially 100% improved - I hadn't felt stressed in weeks, I was bouncing through the doors at 5:30pm happy not moody and tired, my sugar cravings were completely gone, my sleep was officially consistent and my god was it deep, my skin had hit its stride and was clear and smooth and my energy was (& still is) unmatched. Not to mention my cellulite was gone (g.o.n.e - I lost 2.5cm of excess fat on each of my upper outer thigh), I had gained more muscle definition on my legs and stomach without increasing exercise (another benefit of the detox) and just felt more toned. 

I'm now on to my 3rd month, and, like I said, I'll continue with these products as long as I am around. 

WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL???

It is a full on program including shakes, vitamins, cleanse drinks, snacks (depending which pak you get) and ionix liquid you can have every morning (or like me, every morning AND every night). 

You can use it as a meal replacement or have it alongside your meals. For me and my busy lifestyle, I have loved being able to have my shake for breakfast and shake for lunch as I'm on the go, but if you can't handle the fact of giving up a meal or two then that's fine too, just cut back on your portions and include your shake (win/win). There are a tonne of athletes on this program (a la Jana Pittman and Natalie Cook - 2 Australian Gold Olympians - not to mention Michael Jordan!) and for them, they just swap out two snack meals for the shakes. I.e Athletes typically eat 6 small meals a day, so they have 4 and 2 shakes. If you aren't an athlete (like me!) I just had my shakes for brekky and lunch and then a big healthy dinner. 

"ohhh Shakes?? I have heard bad things about Shakes before" I hear you sigh. Push everything you have about them from your mind because this isn't a diet shake program. Like I said, it's nutritional cleansing - every shake has the following:

+ 60 essential micronutrients
+ 11 amino acids
+ 2 essential fatty acids
+ 13 vitamins
+ 21 minerals
+ 7 enzymes
+ 6 probiotics 

If I knew I was getting that in my nutrient depleted salads then I wouldn't have looked in to a detox - look at the program as a nutrient rich vitamin heavy supplement program ready to give you the stuff your body is missing these days in the ever growing toxic world on TOP of the food you eat. 

It's not a diet - it is a deep cellular level detox - so "will you put the weight back on as soon as you finish the products?" No, because you have gotten rid of the toxins in your body that would have clung on to that fat in that circumstance. 

This isn't a magic pill or quick fix. It is a program that if you committ yourself to correctly and for the long term, you will see benefits you didn't deem possible. 

Since I started I have coached 9 other girls through the program and that list is growing. Two other girls that started shortly after me have both had over 10kg weight loss (& both around 30-40cm loss) so there are weight loss benefits to it if you need it for that. 

I am now incorporating it in to my life everyday (as is Morgs! - yup, he started  the detox the same time and has had the same benefits as me if not better!) and am more fulfilled than ever getting to coach other girls through it. If this is something that sounds like you and you would love to feel like this too then email me; 

anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com - and I will load you up with ALL the info to help you make a decision if it's for you or not. 


5 comments:

  1. Hi, this is a great post, lots of excellent information here. Well done. For anybody who wants more info about a 7 day cleanse, then check out this post at http://kosmic-kitchen.com/7-day-cleanse/ There is loads of information in the ebook including menu plans and shopping lists, plus phone and email support to make sure you finish the cleanse and hit your targets. Highly recommended!

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  2. can i get te recipes? im exactly like you.. bloated all the time!

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    1. Hi Nicole - I would be happy to send you some information if you like? Flick me an email at; anna.ogilvie@hotmail.com x

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  3. Hi anna!! i would love to do this? please help me :)

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