If you’ve been following along with me for a while you know that I’ve been trying to figure out how to balance my hormones naturally without the use of chemicals or medication. On my search to do so I decided I needed a complete overhaul to restructure internally in order to make my transition into hormonal balance a bit easier and more effective. So I decided to cleanse for the final 21 days of the TNT Summer Ready Challenge in a manner that would be efficient and effective.
OVERVIEW: In searching for the perfect cleanse I decided to go with the Veganomics cleanse because of the options and personal attention I would receive from the CEO while on the journey. Veganomics offers various cleanses that can be tailored to your health needs and requirements. Before you start the cleanse the CEO speaks with you extensively about your health history and what you are looking to achieve by the end of your cleanse. You also are able to decide how long you want your cleanse to last. He has cleanses available for 1 day all the way to 21 days (which I was the first to try). Some cleanses consist of no eating solid meals while others alter what you eat. I chose the second option because I would be doing it for so long and I’ve learned from past experience that cutting off my meals not only makes me angry but causes me to gain back the weight rapidly once I start eating again.
THE PROCESS: My 21 day cleanse was created to help balance my hormones as the primary goal, and help with weight loss as the second. I have really big issues losing weight/fat in my mid section due to the PCOS. No matter what I’ve done or how many crunches I’ve done or how much weight I’ve lost I’ve always had a weird belly fat situation to deal with. Veganomics owner kept that in mind with the creation of this particular cleanse. The process of this cleanse consisted of the following:
- 1 Shot of Veganomics Bitters (AM)- This shot consists of over 20 herbs as well as ACV
- 1 Glass Of Alkaline Water (AM)
- 1 Cup Of Herbal Blend Tea (AM)- this tea consists of herbs to help with hormonal balancing
- 3 Smoothies (to be consumed through out the day)
(Repeat the AM Steps before bed Bitters, Alkaline Water, Herbal Tea)
While completing these steps on a daily basis for 21 days I also cut out processed foods, sugar, lowered my sodium intake, and removed dairy from my diet. I worked out 4-5 times a week doing a mix of yoga, cardio, and HIIT strength training (not different from the workouts I’ve been doing for the past 3 months)
RESULTS: My results were phenomenal to say the least. From February 1st when I started my journey to fitness I was pretty much stuck around 130 lbs no matter what I did. I would lose a little bit of weight and gain it back immediately even though I kept up with my workouts and my clean eating. The three weeks I was on this cleanse I lost a total of 6lbs… most of the weight fell off during the second week as my body started to become more used to the process and was flushing out more of the toxins at a quicker pace. What I was really pleased/surprised about on this cleanse wasn’t the weight loss, but the shrinking of my stomach and the muscle toning I was able to achieve. I became a lot leaner while only losing 6 lbs. I felt so much better while on this cleanse. I was more energized, active, and awake.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall I enjoyed the process of this cleanse because it was created with women’s needs in mind. Though I didn’t have a menstruation cycle while doing this cleanse I knew not to have such unbelievably high hopes. PCOS can be a very tricky fickle condition that reacts differently for everyone. What I do know for sure is that PCOS is affected greatly by lifestyle and takes patience/ time. I plan on continuing certain parts/aspects of the cleanse and continue my lifestyle changes as well. It is really difficult to stay gluten free, dairy free, sugar free…etc and free of all these other things that I’ve pretty much grown to love! But for the sake of my health I know that I need to keep up with to help with the issues that come along with PCOS. I plan on continuing the tea because of how energetic I felt and the herbs that are incorporated. I recommend this cleanse for anyone who is suffering from PCOS or if you have other health conditions that you need assistance with. The CEO of Veganomics can be contacted via email to further discuss your health needs and desires for your cleanse: firstname.lastname@example.org
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