THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT
Reset Food Cravings
A big buzzword today is “Intermittent fasting” and it is great, we have been doing it for years. We incorporate easy to accomplish fasting days within our 11 DAY GUT RESET. You would think that after a day of little to no eating, one would be more likely to gorge on food when it was reintroduced. Not so. Evidence suggests that when intermittent fasting becomes a habit, less food is commonly eaten during normal calorie days (3). Some theories imply that this could be due to shrinking of the stomach on fast days so that you are less likely to overindulge at meal time. Cleanse Days as they are referred to, practically erase any previous food cravings that don’t satiate hunger.
Reset Insulin Sensitivity
Insulin sensitivity—how well insulin does its job of ushering glucose in the blood (after eating food) into the appropriate body tissues where it is used for energy—also looks to be "reset" by fasting. One study showed that healthy men who fasted for 20 hours every other day for 15 days had increased rates of glucose uptake, signifying improved insulin sensitivity and better blood sugar control (4).
Research on fasting’s effect on brain and mood has so far been done on animals, but the results are still promising. It appears that fasting stimulates the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which increases the resistance of brain neurons to degeneration and preserves learning and memory (5). Fasting has also shown to be beneficial in the brain for stimulating growth of new brain neurons, called neurogenesis (6). When levels of BDNF increase, so do levels of serotonin, otherwise known as the "feel good" neurotransmitter (7). This could help explain why one study among aging men found that after two-day fasts, their moods and perceptions of quality of life were improved (8).
Time for the Body to go to Work–On Itself
One of the most important defense mechanisms the body has to guard itself against aging is a process called autophagy (8). Autophagy can be thought of as the body doing its own internal "housekeeping" so that all organ systems and processes continue to run smoothly. Old, damaged cell components are repaired or discarded so that cells can continue to function optimally. Autophagy in the body decreases as we age, so the body’s ability to self-help itself is reduced as well. Calorie restriction, including fasting, has been found to promote autophagy to mend the body’s cells (9). It’s as if the consumption of fewer calories allows the body to rest and to go into recovery mode. This has been proposed to be the reason why calorie restriction and fasting have an "anti-aging" effect.
Lastly, there is the detoxification that can take place on Cleanse Days. Often misunderstood, improved detoxification (or the increased efficiency of phase 1, 2, and 3 enzyme systems) while on Cleanse Days may be one of the most fascinating parts of the scientific story behind Cleanse Days. Nutritional support in the form of antioxidant vitamins and botanicals is essential in the detoxification process because some toxins are produced as the result of free radical activity. Additionally, nutritional support is needed to counteract the oxidative damage caused by toxins.
Cleanse Days do more than just help you lose weight. As science has shown, cleansing benefits aspects of the entire body, helping it to reset, and restore. By including Cleanse Days in your lifestyle, you are committing to living healthier and for longer.
What does each day look like?
Our Full Body Reset is set up as a jump into a healthier lifestyle. The products you will be receiving coaching, mindset and selected products, which provide lifestyle solutions to maintain a healthy life long-term. If you are pregnant please notify us!
IT WILL INCLUDE:
• Group Coaching
• Advice + Motivation
• Mindset Prompts and Videos
• Tips + Tricks
• Everything you need below shipped to your door
• 1 Canister of Any Shake Flavor (we discuss brand)
• 1 Bottle Natural Accelerator
(ACV, Pepper, Cinnamon, etc.)
• 1 Case of Botanicals Adaptogenic Energy Drink
• 2 Canisters of Cellular Cleanse
• 1 Box of Thermogenic Chocolates
• 1 Bottle of digestive support
• A Simple eGUIDE to follow
• Optional Workouts to participate in
Depending upon when you order you will receive your materials between 4-5 days