2019 Mindful Cleanse
What is a Mindful Cleanse?
Throughout your life, you develop conscious and unconscious eating habits. These habits, and your resulting food and beverage choices, contribute directly to how you feel emotionally and physically every day. A Mindful Cleanse simply aligns the change in seasons (cleanse offered quarterly) with your desire to shift unhealthy patterns of eating and drinking, improving your wellness and vitality.
The six-day Mindful Cleanse provides support and resources to help you:
* Begin to create a healthier, more mindful relationship with food.
* Easily increase consumption of whole, seasonal, nutrient-dense foods and beverages.
* Reduce the consumption of highly processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, and heavy foods that weigh you down.
* Creatively develop simple solutions for meal prepping, eating on the go, and navigating restaurant menus.
What's mindful eating?
Mindful eating, is eating with intention and attention. When you eat mindfully you’re making conscientious choices to eat and drink with the purpose of fueling your body with high quality nutrients, which in turn helps your body function optimally. When you prioritize self-care you minimize health-care. This involves intentionally- food shopping, meal planning, prepping, and getting back to basics. You’ll learn to pay attention to subtle energy within yourself before you indulge in trigger-foods and have a plan for coming back to healthy eating when you’ve veered off course.
Who is the Mindful Cleanse for?
The Cleanse is for anyone looking to prioritize wellness and improve the way you feel– no matter your size or fitness level. If you're ready to focus your attention on improved self-care through proper nutrition, hydration, and movement, the Mindful Cleanse is for you! This is not a quick weight-loss program (although you may lose weight). The tools you'll gain will help you sustainably reset your eating habits, moving your closer towards your wellness goals. Let's explore and improve your relationship with food and this relationship’s impact on how you look and feel.
What does the Mindful Cleanse include?
* Daily emails that will: motivate, and inspire you to go inward and discover your why...why do you want to improve your health?
* A list of foods to stock up on and omit during the Cleanse.
* Five or Seven-day meal suggestions, combinations and ideas including cooking, prepping, brown-bag packing shortcuts, restaurant options, and helpful suggestions to help lessen your time in the kitchen.
* An invitation to share with the group what you’re noticing about your eating habits, ways in which you’re succeeding, and recipe exchanges.
* Baseline measurement and weigh-in appointment, for those of you wishing to continue with wellness coaching following the Cleanse (optional, by appointment)
What does the Mindful Cleanse cost?
When do you get started?
The 6-day Mindful Cleanse is scheduled for: TBD The Cleanse focuses on resetting digestion and replenishing your gut micro biome.
Please email me if you're interested in joining the group.
How do I register?
You can register online at firstname.lastname@example.org (Space is limited to 10 participants, signup early)
Payment must be received 3 days prior to the start date of the program. You’ll receive materials to get you started several days before the program begins.
Payments can be made by mail: Checks made out to Becky Widschwenter, PO Box 623, Waterbury, VT 05676
OR-PayPal (bottom of this page)
What people are saying about the Mindful Cleanse~
"One more day of eating clean and one more pound lost! My body feels like the stock market, it was artificially inflated for a while, and now it has settled down to its normal where it should have always been. I have noticed in the past that when I eat poorly, the next day my body feels run down and weak. I was surprised to notice the opposite this morning! When I eat better, I feel happier and lighter. This week has been very busy and having the food prepared and ready, was a life saver for staying on track."
R.H. Waterbury, VT
"This year, I took the next step and joined Becky for the Mindful Cleanse. I loved how I felt. The cleanse is not about deprivation. It’s not about good food and bad food. It’s about being conscious. It’s about being present for what we are choosing. That is what made it so successful and meaningful for me. That and all of the incredible recipes I got to try."
C.M. Burlington, VT
"Things I realized with more mindful eating:
- how much mindless eating I can do. I often eat while doing other stuff (working, talking, watching TV, etc..). I did not manage to detach from these things as much as I would have liked to, I realize how ingrained these habits are. The good news is I have been mindful about food choices when its time to make them and haven't really given in to desires. I have had three cheat meals in 2+ weeks, which I think is great. And even during those cheat meals, I didn't eat as much as I usually would have (avoided the bread with dinner, etc..)"
K.M. Waterbury, VT
"I have noticed since doing this cleanse that I feel better. Not bloated and uncomfortable like I normally do. It feels great actually. I know I eat a lot of processed foods because of convenience. I don't take the time to meal prep or even try to cook. It actually never takes as much time as I imagine but I take the easy way out. Doing this for the week is forcing me to make the commitment to myself."
K. C. Burlington, VT
"Overall, I have felt more energized so this was a change-up. I realized that I use bread to put spreads like peanut butter on and cheese has fat. I think maybe I am not getting enough healthy fats. I have avocados at home, but haven't used them because I usually put them on bread with tomatoes or in a salad, which I haven't been feeling because of the cold. Over the weekend, especially with the cold coming, I am going to go back to the list and try and identify places I can add some more healthy fats like avocados on the chili we are having for dinner tonight so that I don't immediately go back to wanting all the fats like ice cream or cookies. "
A. B. Waterbury, VT
"For me, the biggest awareness is the "grabbing food" on the go. No lunch and grabbing a sandwich at the gas station. Hungry mid-afternoon and loading up on peanut butter and crackers. This is what I changed this week and hope to continue."
C.F. Waterbury, VT
"The cleanse was just what I needed to kick start my healthy eating awareness. I am still caffeine free and am limiting gluten and dairy. I have never been a huge red meat eater so limiting meats is fairly easy."
S. S. Waterbury, VT
I really like the reset. I agree that thinking and preparing ahead is one of they keys to success in trying to eat healthy. There is so much less healthy but convenient and portable food out there! I like the reminders of one thing to think about daily - the ones that stuck with me most were ones that made me stop and think before mindlessly eating.
L. M. Moretown, VT
"I thought the questions were great. It encouraged me to focus on one aspect each day. There was also a bit of anticipation about what the next question would be".
B.C. Duxbury, Vt
"The seasonal reset was the perfect thing to help me recalibrate my eating after a season of indulging in comfort foods and food that didn't give me the right energy. As I was about to start a training program for a race, I knew the foods I was eating were not the right ones. The suggestions for how to change up my meals helped me to set a routine and stick to it. I felt full and had more energy throughout the day. Besides the daily inspirations and ideas from Becky, the biggest thing that I took away was being mindful about planning for my week and meals. Prepping the meals I would want for lunch and breakfast really helped me and I have continued using these practices almost six months later. I am so thankful for this experience as it not only shifted me to be a more mindful eater, but my family has also adopted some of these routines as well".
A.B. Waterbury, VT
"The Reset was a great exercise to be more mindful about what I’m putting in my body and does it really serve me – is it the right ‘fuel’? How does it make me feel after I eat? Is it serving me in my weight/nutrition goals? I realized how easy it was to revert/go back to bad habits/easy food when I’m stressed out, lacking sleep, and feel really hungry or exhausted. This program has helped to make me think about my food choices, how it affects my body, how I want to feel, and what I need to do to get there".
A.L. Williamstown, VT
“Participating in the reset makes you realize what you are putting into your body, it wasn't always easy, but it does make me rethink choices I make every day. I have seen results in feeling good and dropping some pounds”
S.T. Waterbury, VT
"The most helpful part of the reset for me was it came at a time where I knew I needed to tweak what I was currently doing. I was knee-deep in winter eating habits of comfort food and feeling heavy. Although I was exercising I realized I need help with prioritizing foods that are whole and healthy. The emails and support around thinking about one piece of it all every day really helped me to be present in my experience. Additionally, the ideas around prepping foods ahead of time or just even knowing if I had a meal out or I was going to someone's house for dinner allowed me to be mindful about decisions".
A. B. Waterbury, VT
"The summer reset was really, really helpful for me - even though I'm not losing weight like I had hoped to - I'm eating whole foods and keeping track of calories and focusing on exercise. I'm really enjoying my morning blue/green smoothies (blueberries and spinach) and my quinoa veggie salad for lunch. I'm focused on the 12 hour fast at night and getting a good nights sleep. All adjustments that came out of that week, so thank you for that! Sometimes I have to list those things on my daily 'to do' list, but whatever it takes"!
W.S. Waterbury, VT