We can’t begin to tell you how excited we are to share the next few posts with you! We were trying to figure out what we were going to chat about next on Organic Housewives (OH) as there is a tremendous amount of important information to share. We tossed around ideas from juice cleanses and exercise programs to recipes and the raw foods trend. We then figured we would just ask you! It was overwhelming from the streets of Chicago to Lake Oconee.
It really shouldn’t come as a surprise since most of us are searching to lose that “last five pounds” if not more. Most of us equate feeling better with losing weight. Most of us have tried this by following the conventional wisdom of eating less calories, eating low fat and getting more exercise. Yet with following this conventional wisdom our nation is now experiencing the following.
33.8% of American adults are obese.
Even more staggering is the following figure:
17% of American children are obese.
We are talking obese not overweight. We aren’t going to go into the details of differences between overweight and obese but in a nutshell for an adult if your body mass index is higher than 25 you are defined as overweight, 30 and higher is obese. To calculate your body mass index (BMI) click here.
If your desire is truly there and you haven’t been successful in the past with diets or creating better habits then you need to stay tuned to OH. In a few days we will be addressing the area of weight loss through a gentle elimination diet that some refer to as a detox diet. The whole idea of a detox diet is to rid toxins from the body. When your body rids itself of toxins it functions more efficiently, release excess water and you naturally feel better and more energized. Whether you call it an elimination diet or cleanse program what most people want is to shed pounds. Now mind you there are hundreds of different cleanses and elimination diets and other diets on the market. We are not here to “rate” them all or to say one is better than the other because quite frankly lifestyle is not a “one and done” type of project. If you want to live your life constantly on a yo-yo program of dieting then feasting, feasting then cleansing and repeating the cycle then the OH Detox is not for you.
On a personal note, both Daniela and myself have done the OH Detox that we are going to share with you. We have both experienced wonderful results and are excited for you to begin as well. The primary objective of the OH Detox is to reduce your toxic intake and allow your body to rid itself of excess toxins. Another benefit of this detoxification process typically is weight loss. The amount of weight loss can vary in individuals primarily based on whether you stay “true” to the program.
On a personal note, I have lost 7 pounds since December 29th. I am now officially off of craving sugar after a cookie-fest over Christmas! I have 5 days left and look forward to introducing red wine back into my world! The best part of doing this is that when I do go back to introducing some of the foods that I have eliminated I find that I am satisfied with so much less.
For example I find that when I do crave a “little something sweet” that something like frozen raspberries or a piece of dark chocolate really does the trick. Feeling content with enjoying a glass of wine with dinner and not having the urge to follow it up with three more. So enough of what we have experienced, it’s your turn! If you have a desire to make some lasting changes, lose weight and learn some new things then follow up with Organic Housewives later this week.
Please remember that we love you, we are passionate about what we do and will give you the information you need to make living a healthier lifestyle simple. We will post the OH Detox no later than Saturday morning (maybe earlier!). So come back and visit to get started!
Yours in health,
Donna and Daniela