We often get asked by those
wanted to kick start a healthier lifestyle how to maintain the clean feeling
from a cleanse. So we have decided to dedicate a few newsletters to some
very basic principles on how WE live our lives that keep us clean, healthy and
It may sound very challenging to change your lifestyle, but the reality is - it is quite simple. There are about 12 principles that we try to live by, and they are super easy to keep in mind. Here are the first three:
1. Get up early! Listen, I hate it. I am self confessed non-morning person. BUT I will attest to the fact that getting up early sets your metabolism off sooner in the day. I keep some healthy low sugar muesli bars at home and RELIGOUSLY have one at about 4:45am after getting up at 4am. I don’t have time to sit and eat breakfast until about 8-9am – and I can promise you, if I waited until that time without eating , there would be a lot less "schkinny" at the Schkinny Maninny offices.
2. Never miss meals or eating. This does go hand in hand with the first one. I make it a golden rule to never miss an eating time – so whilst I may get super busy and physically don’t have time to make a salad and sit down and eat it, that doesn’t mean I can’t grab a muesli bar and a some fruit, or some carrots and chew them in the car. Letting yourself get super hungry is bad news, skipping a meal and thinking "oh well, I will make up for it at dinner" is ultra bad news, and telling yourself you aren't hungry is super bad news. Remind yourself if you aren't metabolising something then your body will store up for the winter.... Eeeeek!
3. Drink a green smoothie every day – green raw vegetables in a smoothie ensures you are getting this energy hit every day! You can use a banana to emulsify the green leafies (you can use spinach, parsley, lettuce, rocket, kale, silverbeet, etc). They really are a super energy hit. Juice up anything green you have and include the dark ones - these little puppies will get you buzzing through the day.
Stay tuned nex newsletter for the next 3 principles in our post cleanse lifestyle: 4: Your surefire breakfast cereal for healthy weight; 5: Learning to find stimulation from things other than food; and 6: Have this salad at least once a day...