Simple Post Baby Detox
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After having a baby it is easy to feel sluggish, exhausted, and well out of sorts. I know many women suffer from postpartum depression and lack energy. It’s hard to feel yourself post-baby. Then everyone tells you eat right, exercise, you will feel better. But getting up out of bed in the morning hurts and wearing clothes is an expedition. Because of this I have learned that doing a detox and giving myself a mommy reset really helps. But let’s be honest who can come up with healthy foods, clean homes, and care for newborns? Oh yeah and get to the gym! I don’t know many healthy women who can do all of that on their own. So I thought I would share with you all the way I found to do a simple mommy reset, with a post baby detox.
When I hear juice cleanse I get anxious. I don’t want to feel sick and drink green juices of death. What this momma wants is an elixir that tastes good and is healthy. And yes, these things can and do go together. I think that in life it is important to find balance. Especially as a momma with a new baby. A few of the things I look for when deciding to start a juice cleanse is organic ingredients, no sugars, and both fruits and vegetable blends. Because of this I chose to use Project Juice. First of all, I do not have time to get out a complicated juicing machine and clean it afterward. Have you ever cleaned one of those machines? Ridiculous. Plus, they deliver it to your house. That means I don’t have to take my kids out to gather a ton of ingredients and no carseat fights. Win!
With Project Juice you get to choose what type of cleanse you want. They have different package options and you can do a custom option. Which is what I decided to do. Since I was breastfeeding my little I waited until after we were done nursing to do my post baby detox. This was one of the reasons I wanted to have a more gentle approach to my post baby detox. Both gentle on the body and the mind. I tried a good mix of their juices and they were all delicious tasting, some I liked more than others. Initially as you start you may feel like crap. This is pretty normal as your body is eliminating toxins. But give it a day or two and you will start to feel rejuvenated and lighter. With my custom cleanse I chose 6 juices and 2 booster shots and spread them out for 3 days. Also, I drank my body weight in ounces of water. Hydration to the max.
As I mentioned earlier I wanted to make sure I did a good cleanse without stressing out about it. I wanted it to feel like a normal day on my cleanse. Honestly I don’t have the luxury of just taking a few days to myself. This needed to be fast, efficient, and effective. Since I was going to eat only plant based foods I needed something ready to roll when I needed to eat. Veestro was my ticket for getting the foods I wanted without hiring a personal vegan chef.
Veestro is a home delivery service of plant-based frozen foods created by chefs. Yes, I was weary when I read frozen. Initially I think of tasteless and over cooked microwave dinners. YIKES! Going into this I had low expectations and came out with rave reviews. What impressed me was that the food tasted and looked good. I cooked mine according to their suggested stovetop or oven directions and each time I was pleasantly surprised with the finished quality. Did I mention yet that it was so simple? I didn’t have to cook special foods when I am rather busy and I was excited to try what was next. My kiddos even wanted to try it and they all approved and that is saying something for a frozen vegan entree. In addition to great ingredients and good flavor this made eating right so simple and I didn’t feel like I needed to binge. When I detox again or need some backup meals for a busy week I will be buying Veestro and stocking my freezer.
Post Baby Detox: Renewed and Ready to Go
The big question after a cleanse or detox is “How do you feel?” Well the week after I started some big projects with gusto. My sluggishness was gone and I felt like a power switch was flipped. Not to mention I slept better. My energy was higher and I was able to work harder in my exercise routine. Naturally after eating well for a week I am drawn to eat plants it becomes a lifestyle and not a “crash diet.” Something I totally disagree with. This is about feeling healthy and having a glow because you feel great. Without going crazy and stressing. Make a goal today to reset and feel great both inside and out.
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