The alkaline get more alkaline (like the rich get richer…) — let me explain…
I just came off a quick weekend alkaline cleanse, and I feel great.
After I had finished my weekend of juices, smoothies and soups on the cleanse, going back to eating ‘proper, normal’ foods made me feel the usual happy high and satisfaction that I’d finished.
But after a few meals, guess what I was really craving by lunchtime, the day after I’d finished?
…one big huge green vegetable juice.
And that’s what I had (spinach, kale, cucumber and all).
It was delicious, it was filling and it made my energy go sky high and, man, it made the cleanse feel worthwhile.
This is a great example of my philosophy of my approach to the alkaline lifestyle in action:
The more alkaline and healthy you get, the most alkaline foods and healthy foods you will crave.
So rather than deciding to live alkaline and be PERFECT from day one, just focus on getting the good alkaline foods in rather than stressing about eliminating the acid foods.
Don’t get caught up in NEVER having the foods you love but know you should have, just forget that for now. Focus on getting the good stuff in and everything else will take care of itself.
This has been one of my biggest breakthroughs with coaching the alkaline diet in the past few years.
The focus in the old way of doing things was eliminating all of the acids right away, watching what you ate, eliminating, eliminating, eliminating.
You’d be scared to touch something that could be classed as even mildly acidic.
And this striving for perfection on day one would lead to a 90% failure rate.
There is an EASIER Way
Instead, doesn’t it just sound better to start with feeding your body the GOOD alkaline stuff, hydrating and giving your body the tools it needs to repair and thrive?
Rather than focusing all of your energy on avoiding the negative, doesn’t it sound easier and less confronting to focus your energy on getting the positive?
When you focus on getting the good in, rather than trying to cut the bad stuff out you are FAR more likely to succeed.
How much better does it sound not to have to worry about cutting out all of your favourite foods all at once, from day one, but rather still allow yourself these foods BUT ADD in the high alkaline, nutritious foods?
Less intimidating? More sustainable?
I recently sent a survey to a small number of my readers (probably around 6,000 of you…) and asked your thoughts about weight loss and the alkaline diet (I’m working on something in this area at the moment…maybe – still not 100% sure if I’ll do it for a few different reasons)
The #1 fear that came out from the responses I received was this:
You don’t trust yourselves to follow through and stick with it!
This is such a crazy notion to me, because when you go into the alkaline diet, especially for weight loss, with this notion of get the good in first, relax on the bad stuff it makes it SO SUSTAINABLE, easy and enjoyable.
It’s almost impossible to fail!
You can’t NOT stick to it 🙂
In the next few days I’m going to write an expanded guide to this theory and some practical tips for you – it may even be a video(!) so please keep your eyes out for that.
In the meantime, feel free to leave me your thoughts, questions, comments below – I would love to hear from you!
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p.p.s. an explanation of my ‘rich get richer…and more alkaline’ opening. Simply, the more alkaline you get, the more alkaline you WANT to get (the less acid stuff you crave) and the more alkaline you want to get the more alkaline you get. Think of health as riches. The rich get richer.