Detox in the Summer?

Detox in the Summer?

detox in the summerWhy would you want to detox in the summer? In 2012 I founded the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, the healthy, whole food detox that will nourish your body at the cellular level. I have been doing the program every spring since then and I encourage others to do the same. Yet there are always a few who choose to take on the challenge in the summer. Which is super challenging! I’m excited to share that I have found an alternative to the 30 Day Whole Body Detox that can be easily done in the summer and will allow you to enjoy some of the benefits of the 30 day program too.

Gratitude Tip: Our bodies are a miracle and every day there are processes and reactions that happen completely automatically. Taking care of our digestion and blood sugar levels is a form of gratitude for our bodies. Sometimes we forget how amazing our bodies really are. A short 7 day program can be great for the summer and allows us to focus on nourishing our cells rather than abusing them as we are apt to do in the summer.

If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been doing the new 7 Day MySmartStart challenge for a few days now. I did a trial run at the end of June when the program was first launched. After coming home from a 10 day vacation, I knew that I needed to get back on track before I left again for Salt Lake City next week. I decided to complete the MySmartStart again (with my hubby too!) and so far, so great!

detox in the summerWhat is it?

USANA® MySmart™Start* is a seven-day program designed to help you break your old unhealthy lifestyle habits and begin a new fitness regimen.’ It’s a simple program that comes in a box (see photo) and contains all that you will need to be successful. During the 7 days, you’re replacing two meals per day with the MySmartShakes (a choice of Whey, non-GMO Soy or Plant protein), plus eating one low-glycemic meal per day and two low glycemic snacks. The kit includes the new MySmartBars (10) so you’ll enjoy at least one of these a day. And finally you’ll be supplementing with the world-class USANA supplements in the convenient AM/PM packs known as the HealthPak.

What are some of the benefits?

Here’s what my clients and I have found:

  • Sugar cravings are gone (shakes and bars have zero added sugar)
  • Carb cravings are gone
  • Feeling full and satisfied after each meal
  • Releasing a few pounds
  • Clothes feel looser
  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Creating new habits
  • Breaking old habits that did not serve us
  • Mental clarity and focus
  • A sense of doing something great for our bodies
  • Easy program to follow

What is the value of the program?

The full kit includes:

  • 14 individual servings of the MySmartShakes. You can choose the regular kit to try all of the flavours or create a custom kit based on your needs. I choose the Plant and Soy bases.
  • 10 MySmartBars, my favorites are Berry Nutty and Dark Chocolate.
  • 7 days of the HealthPak AM/PM supplements, including the Multi-minerals, Anti-oxidants, Active Calcium Plus and the bonus Anti-Oxidant booster
  • 14 flavour optimizers. These can be added to your smoothies (optional). My favorites are dark chocolate and orange cream.
  • Bonus: 14 page guide that includes healthy, low glycemic recipes and program tips for success (when you order from me or any of our Holistic Lifestyle Creators tribe)
  • Bonus: Private FB group for those who have done the program or are going through it. Great for support and more fun recipe ideas.

Cost? Only $122.95 (no tax!) for the full seven days (CND and USD). To order, please connect directly with me, or visit my USANA website, www.supplementsburlington.usana.com – pricing on the site is retail however. Make sure you click on Become a Preferred Customer before placing your order to get that price.

Are you ready to show some love for your cells this summer? You can join us for a detox in the summer at any time!

 

Detox Success Story! A Family’s Lifestyle Change

Detox Success Story! A Family’s Lifestyle Change

PhotoGrid_1461756584061One of our 2016 detox clients wanted to share her challenging yet very successful 30 Day Whole Body Detox program story with us. As she has chosen to be authentic and vulnerable with us, she has asked to remain anonymous. Here is her story:

At first I honestly thought that my coach asked the wrong person to join this detox because at the evening launch I saw more healthy, professional people; not struggling, overweight, unhealthy single moms. Now, I am glad that my coach asked me to join for so many reasons.  I had a real difficult month personally and I truly believe that had I not been doing this I would have handled things much differently and not in a positive, good way.  I still had tough moments but had much more clarity and faster bounce back than in the past.

For example, here’s what happened on Mother’s Day. My thought was that I was almost done the detox and for Mother’s Day I would have whatever I wanted, I deserved it.  I was thinking something yummy, and really over the top.  But then I stopped that thought, because that was my old way of thinking; that that kind of junk food was what made me happy, comforted and safe.  When in fact this month’s food did make me happy, confident and hopeful.  So I had a fantastic Mother’s Day and stayed on track.

My 13 year old son 13 weighed 220 pounds when we first started the program, and he only wanted junk food, fast food and would only eat white carbs at home.  He reluctantly came along for the ride when my other older two sons asked if they could also do it with me. I had told them that  I wouldn’t be keeping the junk food in the house because it was too tempting for me.

On Mothers’ Day after me stopping and picking him up Wendy’s (another old habit) for lunch he really didn’t want it and asked me straight out if we could keep eating the way we have been eating through the detox, even though the 30 days is almost up.  I asked him why, and his reply was that he has lost 15 pounds, his acne has cleared up and he feels good.  What surprised me most is that he has made a connection that I, an adult in my 40s had only just made.  What we eat affects everything we do and how we look and how we feel.

So here is a list of some highlights:

  • For the first time ever I have run out of veggies before the week ran out.
  • For the first time ever I am not going through my fridge on Saturday morning and throwing away a bunch of slimy, bad produce because I didn’t eat them.
  • I always thought that it cost more to eat healthy.  It does if you’re throwing it all away and still eating junk.  But I have seen that it’s just a shift in where I’m spending.  So where I used to spend money on fast food and junk that is now being put into healthy food.
  • When we first started it was new so old habits were still there.  But as we progressed I noticed that the boys and myself were eating less frequently.  Before with the junk food they would be in the kitchen every half hour getting something.  Now with the healthier food I see the satiety effects, which I never really saw before.  So again they are eating less so it really isn’t more expensive.
  • It does take more effort but the funny thing is that by eating healthy I have way more energy.  I can get the prep done and still have time to have fun with my kids.  Before I would always hear from them that I always said I was too tired to do anything with them.  Which was true.
  • This past week, I had a bad day and I ate two frozen mini pizzas, (old habit), and then I had what I call food coma sleep, one that I had not had all month.  It was a sluggish awful feeling that I did not like.  So after that the rest of the day I ate well and by the evening I even went for a walk. Far from my old habits!
  • Our family has signed up for David Suzuki’s 30×30 challenge, where you get out in nature for at least 30 minutes a day every day in May and do some physical activity.  We have done it every day, and are having fun!  Before we would eat dinner, watch TV, or they would play video games and then go to bed.

This is just a small look at how the detox has changed my family; but definitely not a small change in our lives.


This truly is a lifestyle change program disguised as a detox program. And the reason our clients repeat the program every year is because it’s challenge to stay on track for the other 11 months of the year. Most people stick with their new habits til the holiday season. The yearly detox allows people to get back on track and create even more new habits!

You can still join us this year! Our last big group start will be on Tuesday May 24th, following the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada. US friends, we recommend you start the Tuesday after Memorial Day. If you’re ready to join us, ORDER NOW. Want more info? Check out this YouTube video on the Top 15 Reasons to Join us for the Detox this year.

Can You Really Lose Weight and Eat Real Food Without Counting? Yes, You Can.

Can You Really Lose Weight and Eat Real Food Without Counting? Yes, You Can.

Mar 5, 2016This is the 5th year that I have completed the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. And you can see from my photos that even though I had no intention or desire to lose any weight, I released 3 pounds. And I ate real food every day, without going hungry and without counting calories or points. You may look at these photos and think that I’m naturally thin and that losing weight comes easily to me. And you would be wrong.

Never assume you know someone else’s story. We know the saying, never judge a book by it’s cover, but do we live this way? We see photos or read about someone else’s success and often our default is to believe that it was easy for them or they have advantages that we don’t. In my experience, that’s not what I have seen. Everyone one who accomplished any goal, whether it be releasing weight or achieving a business milestone did so with hard work and a shift in mindset.

I felt that it was important to share my full story with you so that you might understand why I am so passionate about the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program.

In high school, I was overweight. Not in a serious way, but I had rolls on my stomach and never really felt comfortable in my body, as is the same with most teenage girls. I was blessed with very large breasts, which I found very uncomfortable and had a lot of trouble finding clothing that fit – buttons on blouses would pop open and I had to shop in specialty stores to find a bathing suit that fit. I wanted to wear bikinis like my friends, so I did, but I never felt comfortable or attractive. My self worth was attached to whether or not some guy was interest in me – and when you have large breasts, that attention comes easily. But it wasn’t healthy and I didn’t have a lot of respect for myself and my body. And even though I was an athlete (swimmer) all through high school, my body remained the same (please forgive the permed hair in the photo).

Yes, I struggled with my weightWhen I went to university, I studied Kinesiology and was surrounded by fit athletes. I was active but not on any varsity teams so I wasn’t very fit and again, still overweight. I still hadn’t accepted my body yet and struggled to fit in in a world of athletes and jocks – which I was neither. I found solace in music and choir (music was my minor). After graduation, I soon found myself working for New Balance Canada, yes the footwear and sporting goods company.  The blessing that came from that experience is that during this time I did actually learning how to run again (overcame knee issues that had plagued me since I was 12 – that’s another story) and I discovered and feel in love with triathlon. However, my large breasts were really uncomfortable when I ran, so in 2000 I had a breast reduction – best decision ever. The surgeon didn’t ask me to lose any weight before the surgery (which often is the case with a reduction) because he knew I was training as a competitive triathlete and was very fit, so my weight (even though I was overweight) was ok. The picture from 2000 is from my first honeymoon (yes, I’ve been married before) and when I found it in the album, there was a post-it note covering my stomach! I didn’t want anyone to see my rolls. I had forgotten how self-conscious I was.

Julie Boyer IronmanFast forward to 2006, when I had completed one Ironman triathlon and was training for my 2nd one in Switzerland. As you can see, I believe I may be the biggest I have ever been. Even though I was training anywhere from 1 to 6 hours a day. Again, I had accepted this as my size, since at this point I was 30 years old and had been pretty much the same since high school. When I share the photo from the race finish, it’s unrecognizable as me. What I didn’t realize is that in order for my shape to change, I really had to change what I was putting in my mouth and get rid of my serious carb and sugar cravings for good.

That’s the year I started in my USANA business and started to learn about low glycemic (GI) eating. In between Ironman 2006 and 2008,  I changed the way I was fueling my body (no portion control or counting calories) and released 20 pounds, dropped 2 sizes and felt absolutely amazing completing that 3rd Ironman triathlon. Along the way, I created different lifestyle change programs for my clients to help them to duplicate my success, based on the optimal health triad of Regular Exercise, Whole Food, Low GI Eating and Optimal Supplementation. And my clients had a lot of success. But my earlier programs did rely more on meal replacement shakes for 1 or 2 meals a day and I wanted to teach people how to eat real food and cook. And that’s when the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program was born.

The program was designed to help clients to get rid of carb and sugar cravings, all while eating real food and not having to worry about portion sizes or counting. By doing it as a gentle detox, and removing the liver loaders such as alcohol and caffeine, the results have been amazing. The first year I released 9 lb to my surprise, as I found out that I was intolerant to gluten and by removing it from my diet, my body naturally release weight. Every year since then, I would gain 2-3 lb over the holidays and then release 4-7 lb during the detox program. With the exception of this year, where I didn’t gain any weight over the holiday season, so when I started the program I had zero intention of releasing any weight. Yet somehow I did. Totally strange to me, except that what I have realized is that if you nourish your cells with optimal supplements, support your digestion with probiotics and fiber and take care of your liver with a liver support supplement, you body becomes more efficient as using the nutrition from your food and releasing what it doesn’t need.

A friend of mine posted that she feels that the only way possible to release weight would be to starve herself and work out til she throws up. And this breaks my heart, as it’s just not true – in fact doing either or both of those things would not release weight at all and would create a state of starvation in your body, which means that weight loss would be almost impossible. The 30 Day Whole Body Detox is truly a lifestyle program – you don’t have to stop eating this way after you’re done the 30 days – and most clients don’t. They may decide to reintroduce alcohol and caffeine, and perhaps they will choose to include some gluten or dairy in their diet, but many don’t. And we do this program together once a year, in the spring, as a tune up. We teach you new habits for life so that when you release weight, it’s gone and doesn’t come back. And since you’re cooking and eating real food, it’s easy to continue.

I thank you for taking the time to read the story behind my photos. And if my struggles have resonated with you at all, I do recommend you take a closer look at the detox program. And if you just want to talk about your personal situation, I’ll make time for a free consultation for you. Simply reply to this email or if you read this on social media, send me a message at info@julieboyer.com. I would love to be a part of your success story. If you’re ready to join us, please sign up here.

Surprising Detox Results After 27 Days!

Julie with Dr. Karen Wolfe

Julie with Dr. Karen Wolfe

This year I started the program early, on Tuesday March 29th with was the live kick off event for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th edition. It wasn’t too difficult of a transition for me, since I only had to cut out the Rev3 (caffeine) and a small amount of sugar. I chose not to let myself have any dark chocolate dessert recipes until I had completed 21 days of no added sugar at all. I have found that works best for me. I have really enjoyed so many of the new recipes from this year’s guidebook, and as a wonderful treat, Made with Love, the vegan, gluten-free cookbook written by Kelly Childs & Erinn Weatherbie (co-owners of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe here in Burlington, and program contributors) was also released at the beginning of the month which has added even more recipe options to the program.

I’ve had some challenges along the way – my child was home sick for 4 days, then my husband got bronchitis and last week I severely sprained my ankle on Tuesday and it’s still healing so cooking (and any exercise) has been a challenge. Imagine my complete and utter surprise when I stepped on the scale and I saw 132 lb. I was curious about my weight because when I put on my blue dress (see photo) yesterday, it didn’t seem as form fitting as it was even in January. My lowest weight as an adult was in 2008 when I was training for Ironman Arizona was 134 lb, and I was super fit. Here we are, 6 years and one child later, and I’m at 132 lb!?! Totally blew me away. Then I recalled what Dr. Karen Wolfe has said at our MySmartFoods product launch yesterday (more about those products in another post), that when we feed our bodies with whole, real food and are well nourished at a cellular level with USANA supplements we release fat naturally. And that’s what the detox program is all about. You remove all of the things that don’t nourish your body, add so many things that DO and you release weight naturally.  Was I looking to lose weight? Not at all. Was a surprise to lose 3 lb? Yes. And I’m not sure that I will stay at this weight, which is fine cause I think I dropped a size and don’t really want to go shopping ;-). The point is that this program works, when you do it as directed. And after my 5th year of completing it, I’m not sure I’ll going off the program anytime soon.

Julie Boyer

Top 15 Reasons To Join Us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition

Top 15 Reasons To Join Us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition

Halfway Through the 30 Day Whole Body Detox,5th EditionToday is Day 15 for me (Julie), officially half way through the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. Our first group is on Day 9, and we had our 2nd group starting yesterday. As this is my 5th year doing the program, it’s been the easiest for me yet. Our program has grown exponentially this year and we have over 90 coaches in both the English and French program, Détox complète de 30 jours. Today I’ll be sharing with you the top 15 reasons why it’s a great idea to join us for the next group start of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition.

Top 15 Reasons To Join Us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition

1.Liver love. Your liver is an amazing organ, and the primary organ of detoxification in our bodies. By reducing the liver loaders (alcohol, caffeine, toxins in our water, skin care etc.) our liver has the chance to work more optimally and this helps with hormone balance in our bodies. When we add the liver lovers, including milk thistle extract and n-acetyl cistine, our liver is even happier!

Quinoa burger, green beans and cabbage salad

Quinoa burger, green beans and cabbage salad

2. Real food. This is not a lemon/cayenne/maple syrup cleanse program. You eat real food. The program comes with 80+ recipes and as long as you stick to the program guidelines, you can create your own recipes too.

3. A supportive community. Our online Facebook community is very active and provides support for our detoxers. Recipe ideas are posted and encouraging words are shared.

4. Your family can be included. As this is a real food program, there is no need to cook for you and a separate meal for your family. In fact, many parents are including their children in the program by swapping out unhealthy food in the home and replacing it with healthier options.

5. It’s already gluten-free and dairy-free. Instead of having to worry about creating a meal that doesn’t include dairy or gluten, all of the recipes in the guide book are free of these, and many other common inflammatory foods.

6. Options for everyone. Do you eat as a vegan or vegetarian? We have a meal plan for you. Do you prefer to eat as an omnivore? We’re got you covered. Prefer a grain-free lifestyle? That’s included too.

Probiotic7. Digestive support. The foundation program includes USANA Probiotic, a dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free probiotic that is shelf stable at room temperature for up to two years. The strains used in this probiotic are clinically proven to survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach and get to the small intestine where it’s needed. Optional products include Digestive Enzymes and Fibergy, not only for fiber but for pre-biotics which feed the probiotics in your gut.

8. Weekly meal planning and prep. Want to save time? This program has been set up to save you a lot of time during the week, with a Sunday prep day. It makes things a lot easier when you already know what’s for dinner every night.

9. Releasing of bloating and extra weight. Although this is not a weight loss program, we find that most people will release between 2 – 13 lb in 30 days. The biggest difference is usually in the waistline as bloating disappears. Even though I don’t need to lose weight, I’ve released 2 lb since I started.

Vegetarian chili over romaine lettuce

Vegetarian chili over romaine lettuce

10. No counting or portion control. There is no need to count calories with this program. You eat til you’re full, and stop. Since the recipes are full of fiber, you will feel fuller more quickly and stay feeling full. This also makes it possible for athletes to participate in the program, as they can choose larger portions to help meet their caloric needs, based on higher caloric expenditure.

11. After the first few days, you’ll feel great. Yes, the first few days can be tough, especially if you’re cutting out caffeine or you have been eating a lot of sugar and high glycemic foods, as your body will go through withdrawl. By the end of the first week, most people find they have a lot more energy and once you’re halfway through, it’s an amazing feeling.

12. Create new habits. Most clients find that when the 30 days are over, although they may reintroduce some things, like a morning cup of coffee, the habits they have created stick around for much longer than 30 days. Those who complete the program year after year find that it gets easier and easier, as their lifestyle has changed.

13. Give your body a break. One of our veteran detoxers noted that by doing this program, one month a year, every year for the past 5 years, she is likely slowing down the aging process by giving her body a break. It’s a good theory actually, because the only thing that causes aging is free radical damage. As we are doing this program, not only do we minimize free radical damage, but we are also repairing damage already done with optimal doses of antioxidants.

Hepa Plus (CA)/Hepasil DTX (US)

Hepa Plus (CA)/Hepasil DTX (US)

14. Optimal supplementation. The reason this program is so successful is because of the additional supplement support provided by the USANA products. The minerals & antioxidants (The Essentials) help with cleaning up of free radicals, the Biomega (omega 3 fish oil) is ideal for reducing inflammation and the Hepa Plus (liver support, Hepasil DTX in the US) support the liver with many of the dozens of co-factors needed for optimal liver function.

15. And finally, doing something for YOU!! This program is first and foremost about YOU. Taking one month out of 12 to focus on yourself and giving your body the best – because it deserve it! If you are in your BEST shape, then you can best serve all of the other people in your life. This program is so affordable for 30 days, and you get an incredible value for you dollar. That’s why we have people who repeat it year after year after year.

Ready to join us? Next group starts on April 18th and we’ve already got people ready for the April 25th start again. Sign up ONLINE here.

A Snowy Start for the 5th Edition

A Snowy Start for the 5th Edition

It’s day 6 of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox and we have at least 25 people starting together on Monday April 4th. And here in Ontario, Canada, we are covered in a blanket of snow. Adding an extra layer of challenge to a spring detox, that’s for sure! I’m encouraging everyone to make green juice and eat lots of salads so that we can quickly get back to spring weather. What do you love most about spring?

Gratitude Tip: Being grateful no matter the weather can be a challenge! Especially when you’re awaiting a snow storm on April 3rd. As I have shared many times before, it’s not that we have to be grateful for everything that happens, but simply to find gratitude no matter the situation. The sun is shining through my office window as I type this. And it is really beautiful outside (even though it looks and feels like February). We had the opportunity for a nice warm fire yesterday afternoon, and perhaps we have enough wood for another one tonight. 

green juice, julie boyer, detoxThis morning I am drinking a green juice that I made myself. I dusted off the juicer that I bought off Kijiji last year – I used it throughout the summer but put it away in the fall and winter. My taste buds have changed, which is a good thing! The same juice I made last year, that is a 60/40 veggie and fruit mix, tastes really sweet to me now. I’ll have to adjust the recipe next time. I am already feeling really great and full of energy. This year has been the easiest yet, because so many of my habits have changed over the past four years, that when it’s time to focus on the detox, there isn’t a lot that has to change.

This program has also influenced my family. Yesterday my husband made an amazing Buddha bowl style stir fry, with yellow & orange peppers, carrots and mango on a bed of brown rice, topped with avocado, cilantro, sunflower seeds and a bit of tamari and olive oil. It was a delicious and creative blend and I loved it. Our daughter ate a full bowl as well, which surprised us both, as she usually prefers her veggies raw. Seems like everyone’s taste buds have changed in the past year, for the better. It’s a lot of fun doing this as a family and sharing our meals together.

stir fry, detox, julie boyerI am starting to understand more and more why some people get angry about sugar, and how it’s in everything. I try not be judgmental when I see parents choosing to feed their children sugar and I even let my daughter have some. When I look back on the 2 previous winters before this one (which was relatively mild), I basically coped with the cold weather by feeding myself sugar, on top of a very healthy diet – you know, that 10% of ‘cheat’? And not only did I feed myself sugar, my family was eating it too. Our young daughter was addicted to sugar too. And the only reason I can really ‘see’ now how much it was affecting our family is that I have this year as a comparison. We’ve all transitioned to the detox well. My daughter forget about her Easter candy within two days and even my husband has left it alone.

There’s a story I haven’t shared with many people, and I’m going to share it here with you today because I want to demonstrate how our children will do what we do and not what we say. For many, many years I was addicted to Diet Coke (yes Coke, not Pepsi). I would start my day with a DC, usually by about 9 am and I would have a second can in the afternoon. That would be it as I would limit myself to two cans a day. My second can was usually accompanied by a chocolate bar or sweet snack. This was early in my USANA business, and I figured that this was my only bad habit, so it was ok. But I knew that drinking chemicals was not good for my body or my cellular nutrition. Yet I couldn’t stop! I would stop buying it from the grocery store and then I would end up walking to the corner story to get it. I spent thousands of dollars stopping a gas stations for a cold CAN (had to be the can) of Diet Coke. I was truly behaving like an addict. And do you want to know what made me stop? When my daughter was about 14 months old, I had been playing with her on her playmat and was about to open my DC. She picked it up and pretended to drink it. And at that moment, I quit. That was it for me. I was not going to teach my child to drink soda of any kind. That was 4 years ago – a few months before I launched the first detox program. And I haven’t touched it since. Not even one glass.

What are you doing, right now, that you wouldn’t want your children, grand-children, future children or nieces or nephews doing? If you’re ready to change your habits and you want support doing it, join us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. You’ve got nothing to lose, except bad habits and so much to gain!

The Detox Program is About A Lifestyle Change

julie boyer, 30 day whole body detoxWhen I first designed the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program 4 years ago with my two co-founders, my intention was to create a program that helped people to make lasting lifestyle changes. I had been creating different programs for years already and I was looking for a program that would really change lives, permanently. It had to be a program that included real food so that it would be sustainable for the long term. And it had to be simple enough that most people, whether they had any experience in the kitchen or not, could be successful. Four years and five editions later, we’ve created just that.

Gratitude Tip: The best way to be successful is to work with people who have different strengths then you do, and allow them to contribute what they do best. This program is a collaboration between more than 25 people, with different areas of expertise in nutrition and wellness. What I am most grateful for is that almost everyone I asked to contribute said yes. That’s not always going to be the case when you’re building a team or putting together a project. For every person that supports you and joins your team, make sure they know how much you appreciate their contribution and express your gratitude freely.

Back to the program, I also felt it was important to focus on creating new habits instead of weight loss, because when we focus our success on losing weight and we don’t achieve the number on the scale, it can be very difficult to feel successful – even though we may have completely changed our eating habits and given up caffeine & alcohol for a month! The program includes a pre and post detox checklist where you can record your starting weight and a few measurements, but that’s only the first few lines of a 2 page questionnaire. We do our best to measure what cannot be easily quantified, such as quality of sleep or mood.

30Daywholebodydetox 5th edition coverWhat I had also realized is that there are people who simply live like this every day. The 30 Day Whole Body Detox program doesn’t apply to them because it’s just how they live. And as I start Day 3 of the program for the 5th time, I’m starting to feel like one of those people. We have veteran detoxers who have been doing the program since the beginning – and guess what?  We’ve all changed our habits! Every year the program gets easier and easier to do because we’ve created a lifestyle change. I LOVE THIS!!!! It doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy food or have fun on special occasions, it’s simply that we make different choices and know how to get back on track very quickly now. And I want you to know that even if it’s your very FIRST year doing the program, you will create new habits that will support you until next spring, when you can become a veteran detoxer too.

Did I step on the scale two days ago? Yes, to record my weight for my questionnaire. Do I have any weight to lose? Nope. Am I excited about this? YES! This is the first year I haven’t eaten Easter chocolate and gained a few pounds in the months leading up to the detox. I am excited to just be doing the program to enjoy all of the new recipes and focus on trying new things for a month.

We have quite a large group starting on Monday! If you’d still to start on April 4th and you’re local to Burlington, ORDER NOW and your products will be picked up tomorrow (by me, for my local clients). If your products have to be shipped, not to worry, you can start on April 11 or 18th, groups are already forming for those two start dates. I offered a FREE printed copy to the first 10 clients of mine that enroll in the program, and I’ve got 4 left. This offer is valid for Canada only.

An Early Start This Year

Simple Vegetarian Chili from the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Recipe & Guidebook

Simple Vegetarian Chili from the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Recipe & Guidebook

Looks like a few of us will be starting early this year! Pat Birnie, veteran detoxer started over 2 weeks ago, all on her own. Myself (program founder) and Dr. Erica Mattia, Chiropractor and program designer, are starting tomorrow, on Tuesday March 29th, the same day as the live launch event here in Burlington.  I wasn’t planning on starting so soon but because I had already planned to make several of the recipes this week already, I decided to give it a go! I will have to make another trip to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients to make fresh juice however, as that wasn’t yet on my radar today.

Tonight, I’m printing out some of the bonuses from the program, including the pre and post detox program checklist. Even though I’m the founder, I still do the program as I were a client – and I commit to it to the same degree. This year will be my 5th year completing the program and let me tell you, it gets easier and easier every year! I made a decision to give up alcohol (with the exception of a few special events here and there) in August 2015, so that part of the program won’t be as hard. I do still enjoy REV3 powder in my morning shake, a small dose of caffeine from green tea, white tea and black tea. This product is actually allowed on the program for those who have a serious caffeine addiction but for me, it’s best if I cut it out altogether.

Hershey's Eggies #mynemesis

Hershey’s Eggies #mynemesis

My biggest challenge has always been SUGAR. I have a serious addiction to sugar. It only takes a few bars of chocolate (even the dark chocolate) to send me into a sugar craving frenzy! I shared how badly I was addicted to sugar 2 years ago before I did the detox program that year. It literally saved my life as I was slipping into a depression – and it was due to the sugar addiction. I’m sure that there is a link between those who have been diagnosed at one time or another with depression and sugar addiction, as there is a definite link. Even after having only a little bit of Easter chocolate, I am already feeling it affect my mood and energy – hence my desire to start the detox as soon as possible.

Much like Diet Coke, which I was addicted to for years, I cannot even handle a taste. Sugar is very dangerous for me, and I know that when I choose to eat it (because now I can make the choice), I tend to quickly crave it again. And I use my lifestyle strategies including the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, to quickly break the cycle. Perhaps after this year’s program I’ll be able to resist sugar for even longer. I find that after the program, my sugar cravings are gone and my desire for chocolate is diminished. I am very proud of myself for having resisted eating Eggies this year. These candy coated chocolate eggs have been my nemesis for YEARS. I knew that having just one would set me off. It was VERY hard to resist temptation, but I stayed strong and Easter is over so they will be gone for another 10 months or so, thankfully.

These are my reasons for doing the detox program every year. What about you? Are you a veteran of the program? How many times have you done the program? What are your program goals this year? Share with us in the comments.

5th edition detox launchLooking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night at the LIVE launch!! Can’t make it on site? We’ve got you covered with a LIVE STREAM ticket, so that you can watch the event from home!! www.30wholebodydetox2016.eventbrite.ca for tickets and event details.

 

Detox for the New Year?

It’s that time of year again and many of us are creating our goals for 2016. I’m more apt to create goals rather than resolutions, as resolutions don’t last much longer than the middle of January. What are your health goals for next year?

We have a few options to help you get back on track or create a whole new lifestyle plan, whichever is most relevant for you.

Traditional 5 Day RESET Jumpstart

Traditional 5 Day RESET Jumpstart

My personal goal? Kick sugar to the curb (yes, again!). I am not good at having just a little bit of sugar, so when I ate most of a Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange in early December, I knew I would be battling my cravings this month. A week of vacation in Florida, where the treats are cheap, didn’t help much. Besides the sugar, the rest of my diet is in tune with the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, so I won’t be doing this program again until the spring, as I always partake in the yearly program with my clients. I’ll be starting the 5 Day RESET Jumpstart program on Monday Jan 4th. The traditional program is a 5 day program that comes in a box, and includes all of your meal replacements for 3 meals a day plus 2 protein snacks and your USANA HealthPak of vitamins (my favorite!). However, this program contains dairy, so I do a modified program with the Nutrimeal Free (included in the detox) and the Berry Nutty bars (optional item for the detox). Pricing depends on whether or not you want the dairy free version. The results? Kicking the sugar and carb cravings to the curb and for many people, a 4-5 lb weight loss in 5 days.

Nutrimeal Free, vegan & gluten-free

Nutrimeal Free, vegan & gluten-free

Ready to take a on a longer challenge? The good news is that there a group of people who are planning to do the full 30 Day Whole Body Detox this month. Winter is a more challenging time to do this program, however with the support of a program coach, you will be able to stick to the program and find your own success. Use the recipes from the Fall Supplement (included with your program purchase) and visit Oh She Glows for more inspiration – her recipes are vegan and gluten-free, so they are in line with the program for the most part. She recently posted this Hot Detox Tonic which I will be trying tomorrow morning. Most paleo recipes are also in line with the detox as well.

Berry Nutty Bars - vegan & gluten-free

Berry Nutty Bars – vegan & gluten-free

Finally, if the detox program is not a challenge you’re ready to undertake for the winter, we have another 30 day program called the 30 Day Transformation Challenge. This program focuses on 2 meal replacements a day, with 2 healthy snacks and one low glycemic meal, usually dinner. It also comes with a guidebook and grocery list as well and the pricing is similar to the detox. You can choose to be dairy-free and gluten-free on this program as well.

Which program will serve you best? To order the 5 Day RESET program, simply visit www.julieboyer.usana.com and click on Products I Love – you’ll see it at the top. Don’t forget to order a Blender Bottle to go with it! The 30 Day Whole Body Detox can be ordered from this site, and you can indicate who referred you and they will take care of you.  And finally, details about the 30 Day Transformation can be found here.

NEW Fall Program!

sunrise, fall, autumn, julie boyer, daily gratitude, gratitude projectToday is the first official day of autumn (also known as fall) here in the northern hemisphere. For many of us, this is our favourite time of the year. It’s a time of transition, not only in our wardrobes but in our behaviours, attitudes and lifestyle.

Gratitude Tip: Embrace the changing of the seasons, as there are many places in the world that do not experience the fall. Breathe a bit more deeply when you’re outside. Take an extra moment in the morning to give thanks for the colours of the leaves, the crispness in the air and warmth of the mid-day sun that comes after the coolness of the morning.

Source: http://yang-sheng.com/?p=4645

Source: http://yang-sheng.com/?p=4645

This year is the first time we’ve ever had a fall edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. I was hesitant to promote this program in the fall but the demand has increased of over the years and when I looked at the Chinese Medicine theory of the 5 elements, I noticed that autumn is the season for the lungs/large intestine (spring is for liver, hence the launch of the program in the spring). As we move into the winter season, and into ‘hibernation’ and a state of contraction (not a good time for a detox), a gentle fall detox program can make the transition easier and also keep us from gaining extra pounds during the holiday season. I started 10 days ago with a small group, and we have groups starting weekly from now until Oct 13th (immediately following Canadian Thanksgiving). Would you like to join us? If you joined us in the spring, you are welcome to do the program again and you’ll receive a copy of the new Fall Supplement with 13 new recipes.

What changes are you making during this transition season? What do you like best about the fall?