There is only one week left and it’s time to assess your progress so far says Emma Sutherland, www.healthequalsvitality.com.au. Go and read your detox goals and rewards. If you haven’t achieved all three goals yet then recognise that sometimes we need to persist a little more. Write down some strategies that will help you to reach them in the near future. Many of the new habits that you have created in the last three weeks will help you to reach those goals more easily.
Next ask yourself:
• How are my energy levels now and are they more consistent?
• Am I getting sugar/salt cravings anymore?
• Do I feel bloated and uncomfortable?
• Is my emotional state more calm and even?
• Is my current diet making me feel lighter and healthier?
If you have answered yes to these questions then making detox an annual event is a must. There are so many benefits to gain from this!
Go back to the food/mood/activity journal you kept before your detox began and read the correlations you drew from it. Do you need to go back to all of those bad habits?
If you recognised that having a second coffee in the afternoon left you craving banana bread then perhaps a better choice is to enjoy your first cup then switch to herbal tea. It’s about making life healthier in a way that is easy for you. If you understand the habits that resulted in feeling tired, bloated and overweight then you are less likely to continue doing them!
• You are almost there, 21 days down and only 7 to go!
• Have you reached your detox goals yet? If not, put some strategies in place to help yourself.
• Check in with how you are feeling at this stage compared to before you began your detox.
• Assess what new habits you will continue and what old habits you can ditch
Once you have finished your detox, reward yourself. Physically you are full of energy, feeling strong, healthy and gorgeous. Mentally you are on fire, full of confidence and ready to take on the world. Emotionally you are calm, positive and at peace. You can’t ask for much more than that!