Tag: Dieting

Detox Diaries v 2.0 – Final Thoughts on the Wild Rose D-Tox

Detox Diaries 2pt o Part 3

Here are my final thoughts on my second round of the Wild Rose D-Tox, a 12-day cleanse focused on ultra-clean eating and a team of herbal supplements. To see the other posts in this series, click HERE

Nothing lasts forever…sometimes things don’t even last for 12 days! I debated even posting this one-day recap, but I figured that it could still be a worthwhile read for those of you interested in the real-deal info on what went on last week. Here’s what went down.

Day 9: 7/19/16

So, it’s weird…my experience on the detox this time around feels far less extreme than the first time I did it. In fact, I really don’t feel much differently one way or the other as far as my body is concerned. There are so many variables that could have influenced this experience, though…the state of my body and weight before beginning this round of the cleanse (better), my diet directly before starting (worse), the timing of my cycle (just different), there are a lot of things that could have impacted the outcome. It’s just not as drastic as my first cleanse was, both in terms of the experience and the results. (more…)

Detox Diaries v 2.0 – Wild Rose Recap, Part 2

WIld Rose Detox Recap

Here’s the recap of days five through eight of my second round of the Wild Rose D-Tox, a 12-day cleanse focused on ultra-clean eating and a team of herbal supplements. To see the other posts in this series, click HERE

Day 5: 7/15/16

I woke up down another pound! Though I got good sleep, I didn’t get enough of it. I woke up because SOMEONE’S alarm went off at the literal break of dawn and my body and brain were like lol, nope, you’re awake now. I felt tired for at least the first three hours of my day. I didn’t eat dinner until later last night, and I think that letting myself get hungry was a definite mistake. One of the perks of the Wild Rose diet is that I can eat virtually whenever I want, and I don’t have to limit myself in terms of portion size. When I wait until I’m HUNGRY to grab food, not only do I tend to over-eat, but I feel like it makes a serious dent in my motivation. (more…)

Detox Diaries v 2.0 – Wild Rose Recap, Part 1

Wild Rose Recap Pt 1

Here’s the recap of my first four days of my second round of the Wild Rose D-Tox, a 12-day cleanse focused on ultra-clean eating and a team of herbal supplements. To see the other posts in this series, click HERE

Day 1: 7/11/16

The daily protocol for the Wild Rose D-Tox includes a regimen of supplements–four pills + 40 liquid drops– that are taken twice daily, a recommended 1.5 – 2L of water, and a strict set of dietary guidelines that govern your food choices. Wild Rose suggests that 80% of your daily intake come from alkaline foods, and excludes the consumption of  dairy (except for butter!), white flour, and sugar, as well as some other items including vinegar, sweet and dried fruit/melons, peanuts, and all sweeteners.  (more…)

Detox Diaries, Version 2.0

Wild Rose Detox Diaries 2016 Edition

It was one-too-many late night grilled cheese sandwiches that brought me to this place. Well, grilled cheese, potato chips, cake, bread and butter, chicken fingers, honey mustard, and Ben and Jerry’s, to be fair, but the 1am grilled cheese was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but…

It’s too much.

I need a reset.

My body wants a break! (more…)

International No Diet Day 2016

Celebrating International NO DIET Day | VITALITY CHILD.

The tail end of this week is packed full of holidays–both actual and pop-culture. Between yesterday’s Cinco de Mayo and Sunday’s Mother’s Day, though, there’s actually something going on today: International No Diet Day

While this is a wellness blog, I’m pretty firmly anti-diet, at least in the traditional sense.  At their worst, diets can equal restriction, deprivation, obsession, and guilt. At their best? They’re still no FUN. And what happens if or when you actually hit your goal weight? Well, I can tell you.  (more…)

Reframing Moderation

 

How to Make Moderation Work For You

We all know that moderation is good for us, but moderation gets kind of a bad rap. The  buzzword du jour is balance. Moderation = not being able to eat what you want, depravation, and boringness…but does it really? Does it have to?

Nope.

Moderation and balance are actually the same thing, and moderation is badass. (more…)