I wanted to start my 2018 right so naturally, detox was the #1 on my Goals (aka New Year’s Resolution). I’ve gone through countless diet programs in the past but let me just tell you first and foremost, THIS IS THE EASIEST DETOX / DIET EVER! There is no doubt that juicing made an impact in my life over the years but I wanted to try something different, something even better. And because I’ve started on my oily journey to achieve a toxic-free lifestyle some months back, I wanted to incorporate essential oils in most everything I do in my daily life because of the benefits I’ve been getting from them.
The 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse using Young Living’s Balance Complete meal replacement shake; Digest and Cleanse capsules containing all the essential oil goodness to aid in well, what else, digestion and cleansing; and of course, Ningxia Red, containing wolfberry fruit with 100% pure essential oils. This awesome combo allowed me NO HEADACHES, NO IRRITABILITY, NO HUNGER, NO STOMACH CRAMPS, NO DIARRHEA, and gave me so much energy that detox was definitely a delightful experience and we did it with no problems whatsoever!
Best part of it all, Le husband NoodleBoy joined me! Which is why I added one more Balance Complete to my order (first photo above ) that would make this plan enough for the two of us. The couple that diets together, stays together — obviously for the main reason that you don’t fight with the other person who is eating when you’re left in misery with nothing to munch on. Speaking of munching, yes, you are allowed to have snacks. Not required but at least if you are craving for that chewing mechanism then why not? In my experience, the seedless grapes were perfect for those moments!
Here’s some more information and FAQ about the 5-day Nutritive Cleanse if you’re interested.
I got creative and added some flavor to my drinks so they are diversified and I don’t get bored with just plain vanilla. My top 3 favorites that I rotate is the Cappuccino, Strawberry & Oats, and Choco-Peppermint (my ultimate favorite taste in the world!). Feel free to experiment.
I choose Soya milk as base but you can just do water. Each Balance Complete shake serving gives you about 170 calories, more if you add some stuff to your drink but hey, what’s a few more gonna do? Bottomline: I STILL LOST WEIGHT!
And of course, here are the ingredients:
And here is the Digest and Cleanse that aided in any abdominal discomfort that is usually brought about by dieting. Absolutely no tummy trouble throughout the entire process!
Those essential oils above are similar to the blend I use with Young Living essential oils whenever I have some queasiness every now and then. It works. It just works. If you don’t believe me? Come to my Essential Oils 101 class. It’s FREE!
Ningxia Red is something I’ve fallen in love with just a month ago and now I don’t think I can live without it! I can give you 30+ reasons why you need Ningxia Red in your life, but I’ll save that for another blog post. For now, let’s just say it’s got all the vital nutrients and antioxidants my body needs with natural ingredients that boost and maintain my energy levels. Yup, I said goodbye to coffee. Though I have not decided to stop drinking it completely but the husband is amazed I can go for days without my usually cup of coffee in the mornings. Two words. Ningxia Red. Just Google it! You’re welcome.
SHOT PARA IGAT!!!
And now for the results of the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse:
Yayyy!!! I lost 4.4 lbs! But what’s more impressive is Le husband’s weight loss! WOW! Just wow! Would you look at that!?
He lost 8.2 lbs! Although I didn’t lose as much as NoodleBoy did, but hey, it’s a start! A VERY GOOD START!!! And we plan to continue this, not the entire detox process per se but just substituting a meal or two each day, until we reach our desired weight goals. I will update this post when we do!
I so love this Balance Complete shake because it makes me feel full and curbs all that sugar cravings! The only downside of detox I found aside from sweating (duh!) is that my acne flared up (yes, those nasty cystic ones are back!) but I am also currently on PMS right now so maybe that’s why. Ugh, hormones. But I must say my water weight has not returned and I don’t feel bloated at all. I am anticipating to lose more pounds in the coming weeks as we continue doing our meal replacements and when Aunt Flo’s visit is over. By then I would be starting to exercise to shed all the stubborn fats and be on the Petrochemical Weight Loss Protocol (the what now?) which I am so excited to jump on and I will be writing about it in my next blog entry. It should be super fun! So stay tuned for that and wish me luck!
You can order the 5-day Nutritive Cleanse program over at Young Living or by clicking HERE. It retails for $159.54, but if you join and become a member you can get it for a wholesale price of only $121.25. They ship anywhere in the world (as long as there’s DHL and/or FedEx!) In my humble opinion, it’s a small price to pay for all the benefits you get and for jump starting a healthy weight loss program. If you’re unsure how to get it, get in touch me over at my Facebook page at Maria Oilbularya or join my Essential Oils 101 class. My Young Living Independent Distributor # is 13021468.
I promise you this whole oily journey will really change your lives as it did ours, from making our own deodorants and cleaners to super effective home remedies using essential oils. We have been medication-free for 4 months now and I can’t wait to talk to you about how you and your family can take control and adopt a toxic-free lifestyle, too!