Why Recharge? Why now? I know it can be overwhelming. But, maybe now is a perfect time because you are in need of a change. Maybe you are tired of feeling exhausted or have a chronic health issue. I know exactly how you feel. I was in that same place at one point and I was in need of a change more than I realized. It all started by reading something that changed not only my life, but the lives of my family’s and hundreds of other people who have been in similar situations. Maybe this is that moment for you?
Let me share a bit about my experience… I thought I was a “healthy person” because I exercised regularly and maintained a healthy weight. Yes, I was fatigued and lacked energy – but, what person with a deployed spouse and a 2-year old wasn’t?!?!? However, after years of taking steroid nasal sprays and prescription allergy medicine for my allergies and a bout of sinus headaches, my flight doctor recommended I have sinus surgery. Wow. That sounded so drastic to me! I was not about to jump under the knife – I knew I needed to solve my health issues, but surgery was not the right answer for me. At that same time, my husband was reading an OUTSIDE magazine article chronicling a reporter’s journey on a 21-day healthy cleanse, Dr. Junger’s CLEAN cleanse. I read the article and bought Dr Junger’s book CLEAN the next day and devoured it overnight. Was this the answer to all of my ailments? For me, it was about solving my allergy/sinus problems and avoiding surgery. What I discovered was a whole new me; one that could survive healthily without a bunch of pills AND WITHOUT SURGERY.
The first 2 weeks of the cleanse were really rough for me and I thought I was not going to make it. But, I’m stubborn and pushed through. I was so glad I did and was so excited about the way I felt inside and looked outside. Here is an excerpt from my diary on the final day of my cleanse:
“Day 21 has finally arrived! I have never really been one to write in a journal nor am I a super bubbly and happy person… but since finding the clean program, I can’t help myself! I’ve turned into one of those “clean people!” (And my family has changed too- my hubby and I did this together and our 4-year-old daughter is benefitting as well!) I hope one day I can share my experience- especially if there is someone out there who doesn’t think they can make it through the 21-day program.”
This cleanse changed me. I did it without buying any of the supplements they recommended purchasing because we (like most families) were on a budget and I was determined to get the same effect from whole foods. I crafted my own diet based on real/whole food (keeping in mind the restricted foods), increased my focus on exercise that coupled strength and mindfulness (yoga and meditation), took advantage of the gym’s sauna and abided by the rules of the CLEAN cleanse. I cheated once – we’re all human – but stuck with it even when I had some pretty intense headaches (allergies, caffeine and sugar withdrawals) in the beginning. But, if you stick with it, I promise, you will be a new person!!
Some of my benefits:
Allergies: I had horrible allergies. Since doing the cleanse I have not taken any allergy/sinus medication, only natural herbs and supplements and my headaches are GONE!.
Bloating: We all have a permanent bloat even with all of the crunches. Mine is GONE. You actually CAN have a flatter belly!!
Sleeping: I’ve never slept well. It always took me an hour or two to fall asleep and I would always wake up tired, regardless of how many hours I was in bed. Since doing the cleanse, I fall asleep immediately, I don’t toss and turn. I wake up rested and before my alarm goes off. I’d never done that!
Alertness/Energy: Without coffee or sugar, I feel alert and awake while in class or while reading. My head feels clearer and I have more energy. I’m talking like the energy I had as a teenager.
Happy: It may sound corny, but I am generally a more relaxed and happy person!
Physically: My skin is clearer, softer and the dark circles under my eyes are decreasing. I feel as if my wrinkles are shrinking and the whites of my eyes are brighter. That might be in my head- but I even stopped wearing tinted moisturizer.
Weight loss: I lost 8% of my body weight, almost all in the first week. I upped my snack intake to avoid losing more weight since I started the program at my ideal weight.
Since my initial CLEAN-based cleanse I found so many people out there in need of a kick start just like I needed. Four years ago I began working with my friends and family to help them. Together with Dr. Junger, I created HBHL’s RECHARGE – built on the same principles but with a focus on foods we can buy in the grocery store.
Whether you’re looking for a little energy pick me up or a natural remedy for chronic ailments (migraines, abdominal/colon problems, mental clarity and/or immune issues) you will want to try HBHL’s RECHARGE. I’m hoping this is your RIGHT MOMENT and you’re ready to find the better/happier/healthier version of yourself.
I know you will find the best version of yourself if you commit to changing your eating habits for just 21-days. If you want to go back to your old ways, you can! But, it takes 21-days to start a new habit, and my hope for you is that you will find the best version of yourself during this time and slowly create new healthier habits that you’ll adopt for your lifetime.
HBHL is here for you. Our staff will be going through the RECHARGE with you. We are available to ask questions – you’re not alone!
Read Dr Junger’s book – CLEAN, consult with your doctor, and get ready to change your life. Let’s RECHARGE our lives… together!