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Carolyn Keep

Insides vs. Outsides

It's all about the PHD Juice. Fact.

So I’m about to do a major ‘over-share’ – If you don’t like discussing bodily functions, I would suggest not reading this particular blog. If you are however, into feeling good from the inside out, keep reading. I discovered something recently that my (whom I used to call) ‘crazy, obsessive, health nut friends’ have been onto (and into) for quite some time…

I have been ‘diagnosed with IBS and I don’t’ believe it for a second. I think that if ever my body is hurting, or not functioning properly, unable to digest food, over tired, can’t sleep, whatever, it’s my bodys way of telling me that there is something I’m doing that isn’t good for me. I am one of those people who generally (in moderation) eats what I like, exercises for my health and overall my body takes very good care of me and me it. I enjoy life in my body! I’m always aware that I’m blessed to have one that does what it should, is fit, healthy, happy and strong. I do suffer though from unbearable pain from time to time that leaves my stomach bloated, sore, and looking about 3 months pregnant…I can’t do up jeans, I can’t stand up straight, I can’t breathe properly, it gets so sore it wakes me up at night, all because my body doesn’t digest my food well sometimes…I am either not going to the loo at all, or need to be close by in case ‘emergency strikes’!

Cue my 2015 goal of taking better care of myself; starting with a Juice Cleanse, there I said it. I have never done one, and I’ve only ever considered them to be for hippies or obsessive healthy girls who don’t eat carbs, but my stomach got really bad after I was a bit tough on it over the festive season, and finally the pain outweighed the lack of discipline and I committed!

The 5 day PHD Juice Cleanse literally woke me up – my body, my energy and my mind.

Initially I thought 5 days would be like hell on earth however it was surprisingly easy, all I missed was chewing but I didn’t actually find myself really hungry (Although I did find myself peeing a lot…)

The daily breakdown looks a little something like this:

Day 1:

Excited, looking forward to a challenge. If anything I found there was too MUCH Juice to get through…I was full! All the PHD Juices are delicious.

Day 2:

Much the same as day 1, although I did miss my morning coffee…instead I had hot lemon water, I was very proud of my self-control haha.

Day 3:

I thought that day 3 would be the hardest, but it wasn’t. I was still not hungry but I was missing solids…its day 4 that was the challenge.

Day 4:

I woke up a little hungry…The challenge day I call day 4…my mind started playing ‘justification tricks’ on me along the lines of…”Most people only do a 3 day cleanse, surely I could sneak in a coffee and some almonds?” I argued with myself...something like “come on Carolyn, you are only 1 day away, suck it up!” The angel and the devil were sitting on my shoulders, the angel won luckily.

Day 5:

I was dreaming about what I was going to eat on day 6 to be honest, but when day 6 finally came around, I didn’t want to eat anything but fruit and healthy things!

A few weeks have gone by since I completed my ‘Juice Mission’ and I must say I’m still feeling great. I think I will do a 5 day cleanse quarterly. What it does far outweighs what you have to give up for 5 days. No sore stomach, digesting food better, the desire to not only eat for pleasure but also for health…It’s a winner!

If you are keen on a PHD cleanse, head to phd.co.nz – help your guts. I totes recommend it. Enter this code ct2015 and you’ll get a 5% discount!

I didn’t do it to lose weight, I did it for my overall health, and it really did give my body a ‘reset’…

Turns out I’m either a hippy health nut (not likely) or my ‘health aware friends’ were onto something – here’s to wearing skinny jeans any day and not having a sore bloated tummy!

Caro x

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Posted: Thursday 19 February 2015


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