For the month of December I would love for you to give this exercise a serious amount of thought and go for it, even if you're thinking that it's too much to achieve for this busy time of the year. If you're thinking what's more important - my busy schedule or my health - you only need to stop for a few minutes and check in with yourself, listen to what your body is telling you. Just ask the question "Should I do a health challenge or not? Listen for the answer and know that it's always giving you the right thing to do. It's never wrong and it's always got your good in mind - it will never lead you from your right path.
So here's the challenge:
Here's a list of different things to do for the next month - until Dec 31st. Read through the list and pick the item that first appeals to you and you know that you can achieve without too much effort. Ah, but wait. Now I'd like you to step up to the next level and pick the option one above the first one you chose. That will give you a little bit of a stretch and it's always out of our comfort zone that we make the most growth and change and the most powerful shifts happen. It may be hard the first time but after a while and doing it more than once that it will gradually be inside your new comfort zone. then the next time you do this you will be able to progress up the ladder to the option at the top. Woohoo - you've made it !!! Congratulation - what a great effort. how do you feel ?? Go on answer that question and write it down.
The list starts from the hardest to do going down to the easiest with least effort required.
Water fast for 3 days or more
Water fast for 1 day a week
Water fast for 1 day
Juice fast for 3 days or more
Juice fast for 1 day a week
Juice fast for 1 day
Make 1-2 meals per day a green juice or green smoothie
Replace 1 meal per day with a green juice or green smoothie
Follow a structured detox program such as the master cleanse or other
Eat 1 less meal per day or eat less at each meal
Only eat when really hungry
Eat your last meal earlier in the day, no later than 6pm
Revolve at least 2 meals per day around greens
Limit the amount of nuts that you eat - experiment with skipping a day or a week and see/feel the difference to see what works best for you
Make as much of your food as organic as possible
Make as much of your food locally grown and seasonal as possible
Stop eating foods that you KNOW are not doing you good (intellectually)
That's it ! So once you have decided which one to do, you will need to write it in your diary/planner. Arrange your life around it which means do the necessary shopping and re-arranging events.
source: Natural Nosh NZ
Good luck with this challenge which you will do on your own risk.