This Is Why You Should Do A Cleanse In Winter!
As winter sets in, the days get shorter and darker, there is a crisp chill to the morning air, and rainy days turn into lazy days, motivation dwindles, we fall off the wagon with our exercise goals, comfort foods become part of our daily menu, and the winter padding starts to creep on. We accept that winter weight gain is inevitable, and as a result don’t put in much effort. We blame the cold, dark and wet weather for our lack of motivation or dedication to our health. The truth is, winter is the perfect time to kick-start your health goals in the right direction! Why wait until Spring to get fit, eat healthier or slim down?
You shouldn’t! Here are some key reasons why doing a winter cleanse is beneficial for you:
1. Stop the winter weight gain
According to Dr Sandra Cabot- “weight gain is more insidious during winter; it creeps on and we don’t really notice because we are wearing baggier clothes and our friends are probably gaining weight too”. Toxins in the body act as ‘obesogens’, storing fat and preventing weight loss. Doing a cleanse will give your metabolism a good boost, will get your liver burning fat and remove those nasty toxins.
2. Boost your energy
The cold, dreary weather can be very unmotivating and we can lack the energy or vitality to achieve our daily goals, let alone our health goals. Our metabolic rate slows down, particularly in people with thyroid or hormone problems according to Dr Cabot. Doing a cleanse program will cleanse your body of stored up toxins, will flood your body with wonderful antioxidants and will leave you feeling healthy and raring with energy.
3. Support your immune system
Influenza and respiratory infections replicate and spread like wild fire during winter. The lack of vitamin D from the sun, spending more time indoors and indulging in sugary treats leaves us more susceptible to infection. Did you know that about 80% of your immune system resides in your gut? A cleanse program will heal your gut and supply important nutrients to boost your overall immune system.
4. Improve your mood
Low mood and loss of motivation are common side effects of winter due to the short days, and the cold, uninviting weather. Toxin overload in the bowel or liver can directly affect your hormones and your mood balancing brain chemicals. Add this to the nutrient depleted, sugar laden comfort foods and you have yourself an anxiety-inducing, low-mood provoking combination. Doing a cleanse will not only remove toxins from your liver and bowel but will also clean up your diet for a healthier, happier you.
The Dr Cabot 15 Day Cleanse
The Dr Cabot 15 Day Cleanse is a comprehensive detox program created by renowned medical Doctor and author, Dr Sandra Cabot. The program targets the three key pillars of health- the liver, the gut and the immune system, to help you to achieve optimal health and vitality. The program includes 3 key therapeutic powders to take daily, along side a healthy and delicious menu plan.
The three powders
- Ultimate Liver Cleanse: Enhances and supports the detoxification pathways of the liver, strengthens immune function and improves energy production.
- Ultimate Body Cleanse: Reduces acidity and inflammation in the body and supports and protects the cells against damage.
- Ultimate Gut Cleanse: Facilitates the healing and repair of the gut lining and helps to kill off pathogenic bacteria and candida overgrowth in the digestive tract.
The meal plan
You will receive a delicious menu plan complete with recipes and shopping lists. All the recipes are made with fresh, wholefood ingredients and are completely free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar or artificial additives. For those who are strapped for time, you can get a healthy menu plan ready made and delivered to your door!