Doing the intermittent fasting with anti-inflammation eating, Royal Flush Reboot for 7 days can be a great way to get instant feedback not just on the inches, weight or pain from inflammation that was lost, but also on what state your health and nutritional balance is in.
Let’s start with an overview. On this reboot, unlike other cleanses, you are still eating 3 meals a day including your choice of protein. If this were the Master Cleanse for example, there would be no food, only the actual lemon juice, honey/maple syrup and cayenne, period, end of story.
The Royal Flush Lemonade picks up where the Master Cleanse left off in that I have added specific amounts of apple cider vinegar in the proper ratio of honey (local or manuka), included options of mint, frozen grapes or raspberries, and slices of ginger as well as using coconut water for the electrolyte and mineral benefits.
When I created The Royal Flush Reboot I wanted to refine the ingredients of not only the lemonade but every thing we eat during the day, so that each element would work synergistically together for a purpose. I began that refining process with recreating a drink that would not only help to flush out the fat and toxins but supersede the Master Cleanse in benefits and results, especially for those with inflammation.
Some people come into the reboot simply to get back on track after a bout of what I call “untethered eating” meaning… Eating that gets out of control one bite at a time, one visit with friends and family, one “on vacation” or one holiday event. These one bite at a time scenarios can add up and lead to “loose eating.” This results in not being tied to any conscious plan or focused regime. Instead of eating for health and well being, unconsciously things can easily drift into the slippery slope of eating for pleasure, comfort, ease and convenience. It can happen to the healthiest eaters as well as the sugar addicted alike, until finally the weight or discomfort has caught up and it’s time to get back on track.
For some, 7 days is all it takes and the cravings stop and the motivation is back. When “feeling great again” resurfaces, the momentum to stay focused and conscious is gloriously alive and well. If you are one of those who all it takes to get to this is just 7 days, then pretty much, my guess is you have a pretty strong constitution and healthy blood sugar balance. You probably have a good baseline for eating healthy and a nudge back in the right direction is all it takes.
For those who go through more of a challenge and experience symptoms like: feeling shaky going without food for more than 4-6 hours, lack of mental clarity, spaciness, fatigue, headaches, body aches, flu-like symptoms, digestive upsets and blood sugar crashes, if you are honest with yourself, more than likely, both the way and what you were eating before starting the reboot got you into a more compromised position. If you have been leaning on and burning carbs for fuel, this has created imbalance, wearing down your immune system and perhaps creating excess weight, increasing inflammation pain and dis-ease.
If this is the case, then days 1-3 or even 4 will be much more rough going. Obvious issues like blood sugar crashes, feeling exhausted or shaky when you are calorie restricted combined with doing intermittent fasting quickly gets magnified in the reboot. That is good feedback. Uncomfortable as these symptoms may be, take heart there is movement happening and your body is doing the work of restoration that can lead to regeneration.
Think of it like this. If you are out of shape and you start using weights, you bet there will be push back. Your muscles with ache and require rest to recover. Rest is how the body repairs. Intermittent fasting is part of resting. So if you are tired and can rest, then rest and give yourself permission to have a glorious down time. Stop everything and just let yourself be, even if all you have are a few moments.
It takes time for your body to make the metabolic adaptation from burning carbs to easily burning fat. This is especially true when the body has been fueling largely off of an imbalanced diet weighted with the wrong types of carbs, not the right amount of protein (vegans often too little and carnivors often too much) and not enough of the good fats.
The reboot can be just the right feedback at this juncture for you to choose what direction next. If the reboot is difficult, then perhaps this can be the reflective tool that brings things to light about where you need to spend time and effort.
That may mean backing up and putting the spot light on learning to eat foods that keep your blood sugar balanced and stable… Learning to differentiate between eating out of fear of a crash as opposed to eating because it is time to nourish your body. I know this can be a bit confusing. There are varying camps in the nutritional world about this. Some say we should be eating every couple of hours to keep our blood sugar balanced. Many swear by this and say this is how they finally have lost stubborn weight.
This works for some people, especially those who are burning carbs for fuel. Clearly the more processed carbs, the more cycles of up and down blood sugar spikes will occur. I was that person my whole life before I discovered intermittent fasting. I was constantly carrying around a Yogi Bear picnic basket of food everywhere I went, in fear of the next crash, eating throughout the day as prevention. I had insulin resistance and was in the trajectory to follow down the diabetes path my father created from his poor eating habits.
Counter intuitive as this may seem, the combination of intermittent fasting along with specific anti-inflammation foods and the right fats, done properly and in balance, will actually help your blood sugar to balance instead of crash.
Of course there is not just one way that works for everyone. Therefore the next step for some people is learning how to eat intuitively according to your own unique metabolic needs.
The next step for you may mean drilling in deeper to discover what and why and how you sabbotage your food freedom with using food as a drug instead of as medicine.
Perhaps the reboot helps you to see that you have issues with blood sugar, food addiction, or simply not knowing what or how to continue forward.
In a perfect world there would be time to work one on one with everyone who does the reboot. As this is not possible and not everyone has the desire, I designed the reboot to target the mid range of issues, preferences and overall well-being of the majority of the people who come across my path.
My focus is on helping you to find balance.
Please let me know how you are doing. If you need any help moving forward I offer private coaching or suggest you consider taking our PURE FAST & LISTEN course as a next step, espeically if you have blood sugar or food addiciton issues.
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