Saturday, December 15, 2018

Reviewing How To Reboot Your Body

reviewing how to reboot your body
The end of the year is often a time for reflection and our New Year's starts off with promises to ourselves of keeping good habits, kicking bad habits, taking time out for gratitude and other things.

This year I started my January by doing Arbonne's 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond plan and I felt fantastic being on it.   This plan is a great way to basically give your body a reboot!

I will be 'rebooting my body' again in January 2019 and I'm going to review the reasons why as well as the what, whys and hows of the plan.

Why I Love The Basic Principles of The 30DTHL Plan

There are three principles behind the plan as I see it -
  • First foods that are often allergenic, acidic, or hard for the body to digest are eliminated - don't worry it's only for 30 days!
  • Second, you nourish your body with good, clean food and quality supplements.
  • Thirdly you support your body as it goes through its rebooting process.
Doesn't that sound good?  This was what attracted me to this plan as I had discovered over 10 years ago that certain food could cause my Rheumatoid Arthritis to flare up and yet other foods that cause other people to flare up didn't appear to affect me.

The idea of eliminating and then (this plan does include the words and beyond) re-introducing the different foods gradually so that you can see how they may or may not affect you, this idea is one that I think is brilliant.  Everyone is different, but I do think that everyone would benefit from a reboot at least once so that they can find out how different foods affect them.

I also love how the importance of nourishing your body correctly is handled.  This program provides you with protein powder to use twice a day meaning you only have to prepare one meal a day (and snacks).  Initially, I was a little unsure how I felt about this, however, if I had to prepare three meals to the proportions recommended and not including processed foods I would probably not have lasted the whole 30 days.

We live busy lives and that's what Arbonne gets.   The protein powders are specially formulated (and by the way all of the products are vegan, gluten-free & kosher) and although I was skeptical about them filling me up they really do!   If you don't want shakes that's fine as you can cook with the protein powder too and there are recipes available for protein porridge, pancakes, waffles & lots more ideas.

Personally, I love making up a shake in the morning as I find it quick, easy and filling.   On the weekends I will often treat myself to delicious protein pancakes or a smoothie bowl - Smoothie Bowl Recipes
A smoothie bowl is essentially a thick smoothie that is served up in a bowl with a variety of toppings. It is delicious and feels like a decadent treat while also being a very healthy choice.

Gently supporting your body in a delicious way with their herbal tea and body cleanse is also great.   

Who Needs to Reboot Their Body?

I think most of us need to reboot our bodies at some point so that it's working efficiently.  I think of when my internet connection is dropping out or just seems to hang, the first thing I do is hit the reset button on my wifi router and 99% of the time that's all it takes.

So why would you need to hit the reset button on your body?  Well, let me list a few symptoms that may show your body isn't working as well as it could be -

signs you may need to detox
  • Bloating
  • Bad Breath 
  • Feeling Tired
  • Dry Lips 
  • Insomnia
  • Sore Muscles 
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Low Libido 
  • Brain Fog
  • Skin Breakouts 
  • Headaches
  • Depression 
  • Gas
  • Skin Rashes 
  • Low Energy

What Do I Get with the 30 Day Pack?

When you order the plan you will receive 2 x bags of protein powder, 2 x boxes of CleanTox tea, 2 x boxes of Fizz Sticks, 1 x Gut Health and your choice of 2 out of the three following - Gut Health fibre, Body Cleanse, Be Well Superfood Greens.

You also get access to a private coaching group on Facebook, a downloadable recipe book, 30 days' worth of meal plans (both vegan and non-vegan plans) and you can message me any time.   I've actually done this plan a few times so can help with any questions you have.

30 days to healthy living and beyond - rebooting your body the healthy way
30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond

Changes I Have Personally Experienced

When I did my first 30 days to healthy living I found that I had lost 5kg (11 lb), I had lots of energy, I wasn't experiencing any mood swings (I am menopausal and these had been quite bad), my hot flushes had stopped, my sleeping had improved, my energy levels were really high and (as a total surprise) I was no longer sore or stiff in the morning when I woke up.

Now that last point was a big surprise to me as I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis approx 16 years ago.  I had come off of my medications about a decade ago and had been managing my condition with diet & lifestyle.   I had accepted, however, that I would be stiff in the mornings and sometimes a little sore - a combination of RA and getting older.   I have discovered that while doing this plan that was no longer the case and hasn't been all year!

Now I'm not claiming that this will work for everyone, but I can't think why you wouldn't give it a try!

What Happens After the Reboot

Part of the health reboot is eliminating certain foods for 30 days, now if you want to maximize the effect of this plan you need to gradually reintroduce these foods one at a time over the following few weeks.   This way you can pinpoint which foods (if any) affect you.

Foods can affect you differently as you age as well.  When we get older our bodies produce fewer digestive enzymes and this is why when I was on an elimination diet over a decade ago only one food seemed to affect me.   I now know that I have to reduce how often I eat other foods too.

The other thing that will happen after you've been making your clean meals for one meal a day (most people have dinners, but you may have chosen lunch) is that it's much easier to make your second meal as well.   I admit that a number of people I know actually continue to have a smoothie for their breakfast after finishing the plan.   In my case, it's because it's easy, yummy and keeps me full!

Interested in Learning More?

Contact me via messenger on my Facebook page or leave a comment below and I'll get back to you with more information including how to order it at a discount.

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  1. It is really hard to believe that it has already been a year since you started the "Arbonne's 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond plan". Seems like only a few months ago. I thought at the time how it was really something I needed to do, but I procrastinated, and here we are. You had done it and are about to again, and I am still sitting, typing and considering it. lol And, I hate to say this, but I better bookmark this post and visit it again in Jan. I KNOW I won't do any changes diet-wise until after the holidays are over.

    1. Yes, time has gone really fast this year! We actually have a group starting on the 7th Jan as most people are heading back to work then and have finished with their holiday entertaining. I've been recommending to people that they get their 30 days plan soon so that they're ready to go then, otherwise too much time passes LOL!

  2. Louanne, I like the idea of eliminating foods and then reintroducing them back into your diet one at a time to discover those that might be causing you problems. Sounds like this plan really worked well for you.

    1. The fact that eliminating foods for a short period was part of the plan was the reason I looked into doing it and I can honestly say that this year I have felt better than I have in over a decade.

  3. You've been disciplined. Someone in my family did the elimination diet and found it to be successful. We sure are what we eat, but half the battle is finding out what our bodies need. We're all so different. I had read that knowing your blood type is also a guide to choosing foods that specific to it. Not sure if that's true, but based on the suggested foods for my blood type, it seemed fairly accurate.

    1. I had a look at the blood type a few years back but the food that really plays havoc with me wasn't in the foods to avoid.
      The thing with eliminating foods is that it doesn't have to be all the time. Initially (before Arbonne) when I found out I had to eliminate white potatoes I stopped them completely, but then I tried re-introducing them and found that they didn't affect me if I just had them occasionally so I will avoid them during the week, but if I'm out on the weekend I will eat them.
      Not all foods that you identify have to be avoided for ever.
      I'm actually surprised that I don't miss certain things as much as I thought I would - I've gone from having 10 mugs of English Breakfast tea with milk a day to not remembering when I last had one!

  4. Louanne, I love that this has worked for you. Seeing you in photos makes it clear that there have been physical changes. Good for you. I need to do something but I keep procrastinating. I've made some food-related changes, but not quite enough.

    1. I had been thinking about doing something for ages (definitely a gold medal contender when it domes to procrastination lol), but actually buying the plan meant I had made an investment so I HAD to start! I think the online support group were invaluable to me last January as they helped me stay on track and then the way I was feeling afterwards made it a no-brainer to keep going.

  5. I'm with Dawn Rae, I'm lazy and don't really like the idea of eliminating foods from my diet! Having said that, I do suffer with arthritis and maybe it's time to make some positive healthy changes in my lifestyle. Now to stop procrastinating.....

    1. If it's Rheumatoid Arthritis I think doing it for 30 days and then gradually re-introducing the foods (you get help with that either in the group or I can help) is really worthwhile - if it's Osteo Arthritis I'm not sure if it would be as effective because that's not just about inflammation. It would definitely give you lots of energy for keeping up with the grandchildren though!


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