A Note from Kelley:
Over the past few years, I’ve had a lot of people interested in eating more cleanly, getting rid of food cravings, reducing inflammation, and losing a little weight, but not interested in the traditional 12-day Ayurveda Cleanse that I offer each spring and fall.
This year, in addition to the Ayurveda Food Cleanse, I’m offering an
“I Don’t Do Cleanses”, Food Reboot.
Check them both out!
"I Don't Do Cleanses"
Sept 25 - Oct 6
Sept 25 - Oct 6
The Ayurveda Food Cleanse
Oct 9 - 20
Which is right for YOU?
How the 2 options are similar:
- Both are 12 days long and based on Ayurveda teachings.
- They both eliminate most of the primary culprits that drive inflammation, indigestion, stagnation, intolerance/allergies, and cravings.
- And both options offer powerful daily rituals that ground you in your body and help your lymph system flow properly.
How the 2 options are different:
The Food Reboot is more lenient with food categories and options for cooked and raw foods.
The traditional Ayurveda Food Cleanse is primarily cooked, easy-to-digest foods with the goals of giving your digestion a break, healing your digestive tract, getting rid of fat soluble toxins in your tissues, and kick-starting your ability to burn fat.
THE FOOD REBOOT
What is the Food Reboot?
For 12 days we eat a delicious variety of vegetables and beans/legumes along with the following in
moderation: seeds and some fruits; eggs or egg whites (if you tolerate eggs well), a few whole grains, small amounts of healthy oils, and a minimal amount of half-caff coffee if you drink it.
During the 12 days, we eliminate dairy, wheat, gluten, sweeteners/added sugar, nuts, meat, alcohol, fish, most grains, carbonated beverages, and highly processed foods.
Why Consider the Food Reboot?
Summer is an easy season to fall into habits of excess. It is really hot. We are gathering more and perhaps the wine and beer flows freely. We eat dinner later and snack more often. There’s the lake and the pool and vacations. It’s all great. And it’s a lot.
Many “diets” work for the short term because they employ the “Eat this. Don’t eat that” rule. But long term we tend to go back to our old habits quickly and the cycle continues. The Food Reboot is not a diet. It teaches you about food combining and how to eat so that you are not hungry between meals.
The Food Reboot gives you knowledge and the body experience of that knowledge while offering you lots of options for meals. And for those who don’t want to think and plan meals, I give you meal plan suggestions packed with variety and easy to make.
Once you start eating this way and feel the difference in your body, you just continue expanding your healthy choices. Then whenever you find yourself going off the rails, you can come back to the Food Reboot to reestablish your ground.
In addition to lots of new recipes, you’ll learn daily rituals that keep you feeling grounded and aware of how steady your energy is through the day.
Benefits of the Food Reboot?
Supports maintenance of a healthy body weight
Promotes regular, healthy elimination and a stronger immune system
Reduces/eliminates food cravings and lowers inflammation in the body
Supports steady energy throughout your day
The No-Cleanse Food Reboot
Sept 25 - Oct 6
The Food Reboot includes:
- A short video on kitchen/food prep
- Group Zoom call the week prior to start date (recorded)
- A manual with instructions, grocery list, answers to common questions)
- Private Facebook page for sharing, photos, videos, questions and answers
THE AYURVEDA FOOD CLEANSE
What is an Ayurvedic cleanse?
Every day 60% of our energy goes towards digesting what we take in to the body! In this cleanse, we eat easy-to-digest foods so the digestive tract doesn’t have to work so hard. This invites the body to rest, repair, and rejuvenate.
An Ayurvedic cleanse pulls toxins out of tissues and into circulation so they can be eliminated. Even though this cleanse is gentle, you may feel occasional ups and downs emotionally and physically. To support you, the Ayurvedic cleanse includes lots of healthy, calming daily routines that nourish you mentally, emotionally, and physically.
A staple food in the cleanse is kitchari (rice, split mung beans, ghee, and spices). Kitchari is easy-to-digest and healing to the digestive tract. Ghee, the primary fat in the cleanse, is also easy to digest and often acceptable by people with a dairy intolerance. For those allergic or who choose not to take ghee, there are alternatives.
Why cleanse in the fall?
The summer is an easy season to fall into habits of excess. Vacations and outdoor entertaining are the best. And we tend to snack more, drink more alcohol, and eat later in the evening. Come fall we need to support our immune system for the exposures to come, eliminate built up toxins in our tissues, and reset our ability to burn fat efficiently. The practice of cleansing in the fall (and springtime) is an important part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Benefits of an Ayurvedic Cleanse
- Supports maintenance of healthy body weight
- Improves energy level and sense of vitality
- Calms the central nervous system
- Supports a calm and clear mind
- Promotes regular and healthy elimination
- Helps restore good sleep
Traditional Ayurveda Fall Cleanse
Oct 9 - 20
12 day cleanse (4 day pre-cleanse, 4 day main cleanse, 4 day post-cleanse)
This traditional Ayurveda Fall Cleanse uses daily routines, food, movement, and breathing techniques to help the body reset and rejuvenate.
- Group Zoom call prior to start date
- Several Zoom check-ins throughout the cleanse.
- Handouts (details, instructions, grocery lists, answers to common questions)
- Short video for kitchen/food prep.
- Access to private group FB page for sharing experiences, questions, and comments
May I vary the dates of my cleanse?
If you have done the cleanse with me before, you may vary your dates by up to a week. Just let me know ahead of time so we can keep in touch. If you are new to this cleanse, I prefer you stay with the dates being offered. I give lots of support throughout the cleanse and it works better when we are all on the same day together.
An important date to pay attention to is the night of day 4 of the main cleanse. That means day 8 of the cleanse. That night you will take a laxative (either prune juice or castor oil) so that the next morning you have complete evacuation. For 95% of people, this happens over a couple hours (or less) and otherwise you can go about your day amazed at how much energy you have and how great you feel!
That said, when you start the cleanse on a Sunday (as the dates suggest), you are taking the laxative the following Sunday. If you have to be at work at 8am that Monday and have no flexibility, consider starting the cleanse on Saturday instead of Sunday.
Over the years I’ve found that most folks appreciate Saturday for prep work in the kitchen and like starting the cleanse on Sunday. The “purge” is not going to mess up your whole morning on that Monday, but plan ahead to give yourself til 9am for any big meetings.
- There is an important “Getting Started” zoom class on Thursday, October 6 at 7p. I will send zoom link ahead of time.
- This call will be recorded and posted on the private Facebook page for cleanse participants.
- The cleanse is broken down into three 4-day segments: First 4 – Main 4 – Final 4 cleanse Days.
The instructions for each segment are clear and easy to follow. They will be available on my website after you have registered.
- If you are menstruating, it is preferred that you are not bleeding heavily during the main 4-day phase of the cleanse. Please plan your cleanse dates to the best of your ability.
Who should NOT do a cleanse at this time?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if your body is in a weakened or debilitated state, cleansing is not recommended. If you are being treated by a doctor for any medical condition, speak with your medical professional before registering for the cleanse.