Cleanse Your Way Into 2021!

January 06, 2021 4 min read

Cleanse Your Way Into 2021!

Let's be honest. Although the holidays have their happy moments, they're often fraught with anxiety and a wide array of emotions (not all of them good).

Add in a pandemic and wwwwoooooowwwwwww have this last month (or two) been tough. Stress is oftentimes partnered with eating things on the go, which often means we're not nourishing ourselves the best way we can. Cold vegan pizza in the car, late night leftover smorgasbords. Not sure about you but I'm relatively sure my sodium intake was a bit over my usual levels this past month. 

So, all of this to say that I decided to put my money where my mouth is and do our Master Cleanse for the month of January.

I'm really excited to do a reset, getting my body and mind back on track. For the next 4 weeks (maybe more if I'm feeling feisty), you can expect my check-ins on our blog and social media. I'll talk about all of the aspects of this cleanse and how it's making me feel. I promise to give you an unbiased and honest view of my experience.

If you'd like to join me for a cleanse, I'd be happy to have your company! Choose and order your cleanse and make sure to tag us on social so that we can check in with you. 

Here's to 2021 - may it be a little less of a shit show than 2020 ;)

Chef Craig’s Cleanse Journey

Week 1

January 4th

It’s just a few days into the new year and I’m so excited about participating with you all in this new journey to start 2021 with a clear mind, a happy body and a path to a better me!

The idea behind the Nourish cleanses, is it’s not just a dietary change. It’s not about restrictions. It’s not about unrealistic body transformations or to provide a magical cure-all. This process, especially for me, is about self reflection and self improvement. I don’t think I’m alone in spending a lot of this past year during the pandemic crisis under stress, feeling anxious and developing some habits that are less than beneficial to my overall mental/physical well being. Among those I found that it is extremely easy to respond to quarantining, sometimes loneliness in isolation, anxiety or fear due to uncertainty with means that are outside my personal goals for well-being.

If that sounds like something you can relate to, you and I are not alone!

January 8th

This first week of cleanse was an interesting one for me, with lots of unique challenges.

I definitely found myself feeling full and enriched by everything that I was eating. It was nice, too to have a plan, or better yet, a routine surrounding my eating habits. If there’s one thing that I’m guilty of, it’s letting the stress and events of the day distract myself from some self-care. That often includes skipping meals or resorting to grabbing a sugary drink, sweet treat, Glass of wine or bourbon that ultimately would make me crash.

On this cleanse, I was able to plan out and make time for myself to eat all three meals and the occasional snack. It meant that I had to build my day around thinking about my own self-care and providing fuel for all the business of the day. And to my surprise, I didn’t mean sacrificing getting those items completed; it in fact, meant that I had a little more energy and clarity to complete them quicker and more effectively.

The need to eat and provide energy for the work one needs to do seems completely intuitive, but it’s some thing that I definitely struggle with and have to make a real commitment to accomplish. I’ve always taken much more comfort in serving food & never been one that eats three meals a day. In fact, I think this might be the first time that I can ever remember doing that!

Starting a new routine is always difficult and I certainly wasn’t perfect on it, but I am super excited and curious about this new experiment with how food has impacted my daily routine, mood, work efficiency, and even my sleep.

Happy Cleansing, Nourish NYC Lovelies! 💕

January 10th 

Day 7/ Cleanse Week 1 Reflection

Well, I made it, folks!

My first of four weeks of the Nourish NYC cleanse is over & I shouldn't be surprised by the many positive results I seem to be experiencing, but truthfully, I AM!

Our cleanses were built with lots of care and concern for eating a balanced diet that is both nutritious and exciting, along with careful suggestions from our registered dietician & lotttts of research. Heck, I'm the one who builds every menu; I put thought into each and every component, so I consciously know that what we send out each week is enriching on numerous levels.

However, as mentioned in my previous entries, I am just as guilty as anyone of making that quick, easy food choice (or lack thereof -see my 1/8 post) that don't necessarily live up to my wellness goals. The result is almost always a weekly crash... after we get out a week's deliveries and wrap everything up I generally crash, HARD!

Well, while I don't know if it's entirely due to my cleanse journey, it's that time of the week and, not only am I still standing, I have the clarity of mind to self reflect and share some of it with ya'll :)

On top of that, I'm feeling energized, awake and filled with anticipation for this week! 

As anyone who has ever worked in kitchens before will attest, it's HARD work, even without the added stresses of balancing starting a new business, remaining vigilant to all of the added stress of operating in the times of COVID &, of course, the DETESTABLE events that occurred this week. 

But, here I am, feeling encouraged, not dreadful; excited, not anxious; and so much more balanced than what I'm used to.

Sending you all lots of love and best wishes for peace of mind this upcoming week!

<3



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