The funny thing about these mistakes is that they are not your fault! In fact, when I made these mistakes, I was doing something that detox and cleanse experts were telling me to do. The reality is that their models just didn’t work for me. The real learning here is for you to allow yourself to make the choice about detoxing that’s right for YOU, not matter what any expert, including myself, tells you.Mistake #1: Doing a Detox that’s Too ComplexSo, I’m one of those people who doesn’t always like to start at the beginning. I want to be good at everything I try – now! That’s natural for many of us.With detoxing, this gets a little tricky. Most of us have really complex relationships with food. The challenge with food is that we can’t avoid it – we need to eat several times a day to stay nourished and healthy. And for many emotional and addictive eaters, this is where the problem lies: you can’t give up the thing that’s causing you pain.A detox is an incredible opportunity to look at your eating habits from an analytical perspective. Most of us have attachments to certain foods, whether it’s sugar, or potato chips, or a glass of wine or cocktail at the end of the day. Many detox programs require you to give up a LOT of foods at once. Some even require that you give up food altogether and live on just juice for weeks.The Solution when you’re searching for a detox program, be sure to choose one that gives you more information than you ever think you’ll need so that you aren’t left feeling frustrated and stuck.Mistake #2: Going it AloneHave you ever tried to use willpower to get yourself to do something? How did it go? Were you able to get what you thought you needed or did you end up in worse shape than when you started off?The Solution: join a group detox where there’s a leader and where I’m able to connect with other detoxers. Considering the amount of connectivity we have these days with our smart phones and laptops, you’re able to find a group detox no matter whether you live in a really densely populated city or if you’re out in the country. Even if it’s just you and your spouse or you and your best friend agreeing to do the detox together, having a support system in place increases your chances of success so much!Mistake #3: Punishing YourselfLet’s be really clear about one thing: detoxing has a negative connotation in some circles that doesn’t have to be there.It is absolutely NOT necessary to do a hard core cleanse or detox that forces you to suffer to get a benefit from detoxing. Many detoxes are in my opinion, actually far more dangerous and damaging for most people than effective. Gentle and whole food based detoxes are incredibly effective and they are more likely to help you make a lasting change that impacts your health over the looong term.The Solution Choose a detox that you WANT to do. Not one that you SHOULD do or your FRIEND did or your mentor did. Choose one that feels right to you and your needs. Allow yourself the opportunity to work up to a bigger cleanse or detox program. Listen, very few people are capable of taking on difficult physical challenges like running a marathon without a lot of TRAINING AND LEARNING. Let your detox experience be the same, and I promise you won’t feel like you’re deprived and suffering.Watch the Replay of my Masterclass: Top 3 Mistakes Beginner Detoxers Make & What To Do Instead Try Protein Pancakes from my Spring 5 Day Detox for Beginners Meal Plan Serves 1
1 small ripe banana
Using a fork, mash banana in a medium size bowl, then add egg and almond butter and stir until combined. Heat a medium skillet-over medium high heat. When warm, add coconut oil and swirl to coat skillet. When oil has melted, scoop some of the pancake mix into the pan and cook until set and browned on one side, then flip, cooking and set until browned on the other side, then remove from pan.
Serve with a little real maple syrup or fresh fruit.