Afraid to Detox? 5 Ways to Overcome the Fear and Jump In.
Folks new to detoxing come up with many negative responses when they hear about their friends “detoxing.” It’s human nature. We’re still programmed in the old dieting ways to think it’s about starvation or that it’s so hard. In fact, here are the most common comments I see. Do these resonate with you?
- “I’m too much of a chocoholic.”
- “There’s no way I could go a month without booze.”
- “My family will never eat what I make.”
- “I don’t have time.”
- “The rules are overwhelming.”
- “I don’t know what to eat.”
- “I won’t be able to enjoy social events.”
The list goes on and on, but the common response always elicits a sense of fear and negativity.
But these statements just aren’t true! These are mental programs our mind has learned over time and recalls to keep the status quo. You see, your brain doesn’t yet realize how truly AWESOME detoxes are. If you’re new to Fitlandia, check out Mind Zoning® and how we help our members overcome these old mental patterns so they can be successfully fit for life. The Healthy Suggestion Surge is there for free to sample.
5 Ways to Overcome the Fear and Jump In
Here are a few concepts you can consider right now to get you out of the fear of starting a detox and start reaping the incredible benefits of completing one.
- Embrace that a detox does NOT = deprivation
I repeat — a detox does not equal deprivation. In fact, folks that join Fitlandia’s free detoxes via our Facebook Group are often shocked at how amazing their food choices are. We do not use a calories in/calories out approach and we’ve always been BIG fans of fat. In fact, Dr. Jerome Craig and I led an entire webinar called, “Ending the Fear of Fat” to help our members understand the value of fat in the diet for overall weight loss, health and wellness.
When we start to focus on the abundance of amazing foods we can have, we’re able to release the focus on what’s on the no-no list and start enjoying food like we never have before.
2. Understand why certain foods are eliminated and the benefits of a detox
I remember when I was in my nutritional therapy program and I had my ah-ha moment for the need to provide access to sound education on WHY certain foods are troublesome to achieving health and fitness goals.
Everything in my own diet changed once I could intellectually understand how foods were processed in my body. That higher education was what I needed personally to embrace a new lifestyle. In Fitlandia’s 10-week webinar series, we outlined exactly which foods to remove and “why” so that our members understood deeply the reasons behind the elimination such as: breaking addictive food cycles, decreasing insulin resistance, helping the body use stored fat as fuel v. glucose, eliminating brain fog and IBS symptoms — and so much more.
3. Consider you can eat whatever the hell you want!
Yep, I said it. You can eat whatever the hell you want on a detox, guilt-free. I love to quote Dr. Craig’s brilliant line of “there’s no guilt, just consequences.” You see we all have goals, and we want to reach them as quickly as possible, but sometimes we make a choice to step outside of a program and indulge. The reasons for doing so are complex, but I can say this for certain — no good will come of shaming yourself.
Instead, understand that every choice you make has either a benefit or a consequence and you are in full control and have 100% permission to make the very best choices to support whatever it is you’d like. If you take a step outside of the detox you’ve started, pick right back up and keep moving forward!
It also helps in the beginning to be 100% clear about what you’re hoping to get out of a detox including:
- better sleep,
- improved mood,
- heathy digestion,
- increased energy and of course,
- weight loss
Just like anything, the more you put into it and follow the guidelines, the more you’ll get out of it. Your body, mind and soul will thank you!
4. Detoxes are a path to finding your optimal dietary plan
In general, Fitlandia recommends following a Paleo-style dietary plan, unless you’re vegan and/or otherwise instructed by your physician. Why? Because this eating style removes many of the inflammatory-causing foods we tend to consume in the Standard American Diet. In case you need 10 more reasons, check this article out: Ten Reasons the Paleo Diet Works.
During the Fitlandia detox, we use the Whole30 food guide so you can kick your cravings to the curb, get detailed explanations on why we are eliminating certain foods, and unlock recipe eBooks.
It took me over 30 years of “dieting” to figure out which foods worked best for my body. Why weren’t there healthy detoxes back in my day?
Once you’ve completed a detox, you can then reintroduce foods back in one at a time so you truly understand which are best suited for your individual needs.
In fact, detoxing is the fastest, most accurate way to find this out!
5. Know you’re not alone.
Did you know that people are 3x more successful at reaching and maintaining their goals when they have a support group of like-minded people on the same mission? It’s true! Fitlandia provides a safe, supportive group to help members and non-members connect and find the inspiration they need to complete the detox.
Here’s the typical support folks receive from the group:
- photo inspirations for meals
- links to yummy recipes,
- access to nutritional therapists to get your questions answered,
- tips from busy moms and entrepreneurs on how to save time and still eat healthy
Fitlandia is proud to offer its free detox regularly via the Facebook group. Anyone can request to join. We run a new one about once per month. If you’ve struggled to start or complete a detox previously, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive program to help you get over any hump!
And if you’re needing a more supportive option that will guide you every step of the way, our No Fools’ Detox starts 4/1/17. We’ve opened just 15 spots to ensure this is a tight-knit group and you get all of the individual support you need to be successful. Plus it includes a 1-yr membership to Fitlandia so you can be supported beyond the detox!