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Is it Time for a Cleanse?

Hey everyone! Nicole is back and she’s here to help answer whether or not you think it’s time for a cleanse! I’m so excited to start this cleanse next week, I’m in desperate need after the past month of traveling! Don’t forget to use the code breewest when signing up for a special discount!

is it time for a cleanse


Nicole here, back for another Wellness Wednesday and to help you decide whether or not it’s time for a cleanse.

But first, why am I talking about cleanses in the first place?

Good question!

The body is designed to be self-cleaning and to excrete toxins, but here’s the problem….

It can’t always handle the toxic overload present in today’s environment.

Chemicals not excreted accumulate in our fat cells and cell membranes become internal toxins.

These toxins corrode the body from the inside out, making it harder to lose weight, have more energy or feel good in your body.


So what is a cleanse?

A cleanse is a gentle way of clearing excess toxins from the body so it can operate at it’s highest potential.

Think of a cleanse as something that delivers an all access pass to boundless reserves of energy that you didn’t know you had!

You’ll find that every part of your body works better simply by “switching on” your metabolism through cleansing.

My clients find that cleansing helps them:

– Shed excess weight (especially belly fat)
– Boost energy
– Feel lighter and cleaner
– Decrease cravings
– Experience deeper sleep and clearer skin
– Improve your digestion (less gas and bloating)
 -Decrease congestion and allergy symptoms
– Discover food sensitivities
– Create healthy habits that enliven you

How will I know if it’s time for me to cleanse?

Glad you asked!

It’s time for you to cleanse if you answer “YES” to any of these questions:

– You get bloated after eating
– You tend to gain weight easily, especially in your belly
– You have extra pounds that won’t come off with diet and exercise
– You have headaches more than occasionally
– You frequently belch or feel gassy or gurgling in your belly
– You tend to feel lethargic during the day
– You have cravings for sugar or starchy foods
– You experience mood swings or anxiety
– You have difficulty focusing or experience foggy brain
– You have allergies
– You experience pain, muscle achiness, or stiffness in your joints
– You feel addicted to foods that you know aren’t good for you… and yet you can’t stop eating them
– You feel anxious, upset, nervous, or downright cranky

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I lead my clients through a detailed, step-by-step 28-Day Cleanse, complete with cleansing menus, recipes and daily guidelines.

If you answered “YES” to any of the symptoms above, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me about cleansing.

I’ll help you decide whether or not to cleanse, and if cleansing is right for you I’ll show you how to get started. Cheers to your health!

Click here for more details on my upcoming cleanse.

Peace, Love & Coconuts

Measuring Fitness Goals

Measuring Fitness Goals

Since it’s Monday which is everyone’s favorite day of the week, I thought I’d chat a little about everyone’s favorite topic, exercise and fitness goals (Insert side eye, sarcastic emoji here). Fitness goals and wellness have made their way to the top of my priorities in the last few weeks and I don’t seem to be the only one. If you’re anything like me you lost that post-holiday, new year resolutions workout motivation pretty quickly at the beginning of the year and are starting to get back into some sort of routine. Whether you’ve decided to run a 10k this summer, taken an oath to improve your diet or promised yourself to squeeze in more mid-day walks measuring fitness goals and progress is super important and so helpful when trying to get back into a work out routine!

I am totally that girl that gets super discouraged when I do 5 workouts in one week and don’t see any progress so to console myself I eat an entire pizza… kidding. Kind of. I hate scales and don’t have one in my apartment in California so measuring fitness goals is a lot more than just a number for me! Keep reading to see how I’ve started measuring fitness goals without getting too discouraged.

1. But first, Let me take a selfie // I hate taking before and after pictures, and you will likely never see me post one on social media, but they really are incredibly helpful in measuring fitness goals. So strip down to your bikini or a sports bra and spandex and snap a selfie, be sure to take another one every month-6 weeks to track your progress!

2. Keep track // keeping track of what you’re eating in the beginning is so helpful if you are working on improving your diet. For me it was huge in helping me take steps toward cleaner eating. I’m working on this now in preparation for my cleanse at the beginning of April! It’s also a great idea to track your workouts, this way you can visually mark your progress in the schedule you’ve created!

3. Set reasonable goals // measuring fitness goals can be hard in the beginning, that first week back at the gym can be absolutely brutal and the soreness is enough to make you want to pick a new show to binge watch on Netflix and avoid the gym all together. So, if it’s been a while, maybe don’t get your heart set on running a full marathon after 6 weeks of running, work on increasing your strength and endurance by starting with a 5k and working your way up! Hitting the smaller milestones will feel great and want you to keep pushing to hit the bigger ones!

4. Buy a new outfit // the fit of our clothes is probably the best way of measuring fitness goals, pick out a goal outfit that might be a little snug on you now. Set it out somewhere that you can see it so you are inspired to keep going even when you really don’t want to!

5. It’s okay to stumble // It’s okay to not eat 100% clean or miss a workout to spend time with friends, or just to stay home and watch Netflix every once in a while. If you stumble when trying to achieve a certain goal, it’s okay. Don’t give up hope and abandon your whole plan, just get back into it and keep pushing!

What’s your approach for measuring fitness goals?

Spring into Sexy

Nicole is back with another great wellness Wednesday! This time it’s a little different, she’s going to be running amazing spring cleanse in April and she’s here to share a little bit about it! I’ll be joining along and we’ll keeping y’all updated as we go along, but Nicole has also decided to extend an incredible discount to all of you! Use the code breewest to spring into sexy with us!

Spring into Sexy

Good news! The long nights of winter and cold temperatures are coming to an end and spring is just around the corner. These shifts in temperatures and timing create an ideal scenario for cleansing. As the weather begins to warm up and the days get a little longer, our bodies instinctively begin to revitalize and our energy levels starts to rise.

Our bodies naturally want to cleanse during this time of year to prepare for the summer months and spring offers transformation, regeneration and new growth. Waste builds up during the winter months and we need to shrug off the excess, clean out and refresh our systems.

No matter where you are physically, mentally or emotionally, SPRING is the perfect time of year to take your health into your own hands and to rededicate yourself to your own wellbeing so you can vibrate and thrive at the highest level. Not to mention, that bikini season is just around the corner why not get a jump on that rockin bod!

Let’s talk about the word “cleanse” for a minute. I know there is so much information AND misinformation out there which can actually lead to more questions than answers.

My personal definition of a cleanse is a “reset or reboot” of your system or your physical and mental health. This is achieved by eliminating those foods, which cause inflammation, and for those of you that do not already know this – inflammation is the root of ALL disease! Things like: weight gain, headaches, cancer, heart disease, chronic arthritis, IBS, mood swings, fatigue and the list goes on and on.

So, in order to “reset” we must first remove: gluten, soy, sugar, dairy and alcohol. Next we introduce naturally detoxifying foods, as well as, organic whole fruits, vegetables and proteins. I then introduce techniques for removing and flushing out all of those toxins, while also addressing the mind, body connection and ways to reduce stress. My spring cleanse challenge is designed to give you the tools and knowledge to create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that you can carry with you long after the cleanse concludes. My number one goal is that you never feel alone throughout this program. I will be your biggest support along the way. My dream is to create a healthier planet one human being at a time.

This four-week detox program will get your GLOWING inside and out.

And, I promise – you will never go hungry during this challenge.

For more information and to determine if this spring cleanse challenge is right for you, please visit my website or email me!