Ahhh I am so happy to see so many of you already bought a new juicer. Thank you so much for your DMs and sharing your pictures. Now that you all have a new juicer, I’m going to outline the 10 day #juicecleanse that I recently completed:
Day 1-3: I alternated between green juices and carrot juices every other hour. Plus I gave myself a big glass of smoothie in the morning made with blueberries, bananas and coconut water.
Day 4: I added a plate of raw salad + a spoonful of raw macadamias. I used apple cider vinegar, lemon + half of a teaspoon of olive oil for my dressing. I recommend creating your own dressing during the cleanse vs. buying pre-packaged dressing. If you are not hungry you can this step and continue on with the juices + smoothies.
Day 5: I did a 24 hr water fast so I only drank water and decaf/herb teas.
Day 6-10: I continued drinking my juices with no smoothies or meals in between. I used a 80/20 ratio of green vegetables and fruit juices.
Please do not add sugar of any kind (even natural sources of sugar) to your juices and smoothies. I also recommend that you make your juices and smoothies at home and don’t let them sit for too long. Ideally they should be consumed within 6-8 hours or less to maintain their highest nutritional value. If you’re out and about you can get your fresh juice/smoothie made to order from places like @thejuiceparlor. I would avoid any store packaged juices as most of them are filled with sugar and have very little nutritional value. Stick with fresh juices and smoothies.
I hope this helps. As always, feel free to comment below or DM me for questions. If you’re interested in downloading my @artsyagnes Reset Cleanse with a complete day by day juice plan and recipes, please DM me.
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Life is full of ups and downs. On Thursday, I just completed my 10 day cleanse and felt like I was on top of the world. When I came home that day, I saw that the mini rebounder that I recently ordered was delivered sooner than anticipated. I got so excited that I immediately started putting it together. Minutes later I already started jumping on it. Then boom 💥 I landed on the outside of my right foot and immediately screamed from the pain. My right ankle was swollen right away. I panicked, cried, cursed and got really really angry. I wondered how many days this will put me behind after a week of feeling strong and untouchable. I thought to myself: why me? why now? I still have no answers but I got tired of all the negative thoughts and forced myself to calm down (this is where a meditation practice comes handy). I immediately realized that these negative feelings will only hinder my healing process. So I started to write down all the positive aspects of my current predicament. One of them being: now that I am completely immobile, I have so much free time to finally catch up on my fave books, watch all the documentaries that I’ve been wanting to see, meditate more and go to bed earlier which is exactly what I’ve been doing these past 2 days. I’m still walking around with a cane but my ankle has healed tremendously in just 48 hours. For anyone who suffers from an ankle injury, I recommend the natural RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) method. Here’s my recovery protocol in a nutshell:
1. Take Arnica to help release the swelling and pain.
2. Consume big doses of fruits and vegetables high in fiber and vitamin C. Anti inflammatory juices with wheat grass are great as well.
3. Plant based Vitamin D, calcium and collagen aid the regeneration process of healthy tissues and bones.
4. Use KT orthopedic tape (made of 100% cotton) and wrap it snugly around the ankle to hunker it down.
5. Ice the ankle 20 minutes every other hour in an elevated position.
6. Rest and take advantage of the unexpected down time.
So there you go. It’s tempting to depict your life as perfect here on IG. But life is often messy and how we respond to the unexpected turns is what matters.
So many of you have been asking for a before and after picture so here it is. The picture on the left was taken the day before I started my 10 day #juicecleanse and the picture on the right was taken yesterday after I ended my #juicefast. I lost a total of 13 lbs in 10 days. It’s worth noting that all of my health coaching clients who started a juice fast the same time I was lost much more weight than me (anywhere between 15 lbs-18 lbs). Although none of us did the cleanse for weight loss it was definitely a bonus side effect. I personally did the cleanse to detoxify, reset my system and get rid of any kind of food addiction that is not particularly healthy for my body. Some of the biggest benefits I experienced from a juice cleanse were: total mental clarity (bye bye brain fog!), sustained energy (with no highs and lows), restful sleep (I’ve been sleeping like a baby) and clear skin (everybody has been commenting how clear my skin is!). A lot people claim a juice clean never works for weight loss because you gain the weight right back. Of course If you go back to eating the way you used to before you started the cleanse, you will most likely gain your weight back. But to me the biggest benefit of a juice cleanse is that it completely changed my palette. I just don’t have any craving for sugar or any type food that does not nourish body anymore. Instead I crave for real food at its most natural form like this morning I had huge cravings for raw broccoli and oranges. I ended my 10 day #juicefast yesterday with a plate of Herb Salad from my fave vegan restaurant @aulacreataurant in Fountain Valley. Since yesterday I’ve eaten a bowl of oatmeal and spoonful of raw macadamias. I feel healthy, strong, energized and more committed than ever to continue overdosing my inner landscape with nutrition. Feel free to comment below or drop me a DM if you have questions. #weightloss#juicing
It’s been almost a week since I started my #juicecleanse. Now that I am helping people navigate through their own journey of healing, I got even more inspired to step up my own wellness game. So I started my cleanse pretty much the same time as my clients at the beginning of this past week. This morning I woke up feeling lighter and clearer than ever before. I sleep like a baby at night and I have so much more energy. There are many benefits to doing a cleanse as it boosts your immune system, flushes out toxins, gives your body a break from digestion and an opportunity to reset. Around day 3 of a cleanse, your body switches form burning glucose for energy to burning body fat (aka ketosis) and since there is a shortage of glucose for fuel, healthy cells reinforce their defenses and begin to break down damaged cells for fuel (aka autophagy). I am happy to report that after a week of juicing, all of my clients are feeling energized, healthier and more committed than ever to continue on. They all saw results even as early as day 3 and have lost anywhere between 7-12lbs in a week. Some of them even carry a juicer in their car now. They would drive to the local farmers market, get fresh produce and make fresh juice in the back of their car. I am so ridiculously proud of them for taking big leaps everyday.
Special shout out to @thejuiceparlor for helping me ace my cleanse game. They make the best fresh juices with organic ingredients.
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For the past 2 months I have been switching gear and putting the focus on others through my consulting practice. It has been incredibly rewarding to witness my blogger clients increase their income and take their social media presence to the next level. It has also been equally rewarding to see a handful of vegan organizations and brands made it to the front page of various national publications through our PR efforts. More than anything it’s just been a huge relief to take the attention away from my own social media.
But this past week marked a new chapter for me. I recently completed the Integrative Nutrition Health Coach training program and though my certificate hasn’t even made it to my home yet, I’ve already started my own recovery program with a small group of clients this week. Each one of them has been blessed with a daunting challenge to reverse their dis-ease ranging from diabetes, throat cancer, obesity and stage 4 breast cancer. What a great opportunity for these blessed souls to develop a new level of consciousness and transform their life to reach new heights. The stakes are high just like it was for me when I discovered a lump on my breast 6 years ago. Most of them have have opted out of conventional/toxic treatments like chemotherapy and unnecessary surgeries and instead have opted for the road less travelled: a radical change in diet and lifestyle. It is a scary and exciting time. I am embracing the fear as much as the excitement. I am embracing the belief that with the right mindset and proper nutrition, healing is possible at any stage of any disease. It’s the most exhilarating journey I’ve taken so far and one that I will always be grateful for. Wish me luck!
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Recently I’ve noticed that my hair has gotten a bit dry from having it styled often either for a shoot or ballet performance. Being a ballet dancer and having to manage a jam-packed schedule doesn’t leave me with a lot of time to properly care for my scalp and hair. I recently discovered @HeadShouldersUSA Deep Moisture Collection and it has made my hair care routine easy and simple. In just a few weeks, my scalp and hair have gotten healthier and 100% flake-free. The good news is their conditioner formula was recently upgraded with more moisturizers and scalp nourishment. Head over to @walmart and try em yourself. #ScalpIsSkin#headshoulderspartner
I’m proud to be a #dairyfreeathlete and grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with Olympic Silver Medalist Dotsie Bausch @veganolympian and Actress/Activist Alexandra Paul @alexandra_actress. Click link in bio to learn about how I became a #veganballerina, healed a giant #fibroadenoma on my breast (measuring up to 8cm) and reclaimed my health and well-being. With the right mindset and radical change in lifestyle and nutrition, healing is possible at any stage of any disease. So the next time you’re going to drink that glass of milk or eat that piece of cheese, do yourself a favor and listen to the @SwitchForGood podcast where they have medical doctors who can explain the bio components of dairy and I hope it will inspire you to switch for good. No human needs cow’s milk which is intended for a baby calf to grow. That is why it makes complete sense that dairy contains carcinogenic hormones that triggers abnormal cell growth in humans. Dairy doesn’t give you strong bones and vitamin D. On the contrary, dairy breeds pre-cancerous cells and other diseases like diabetes, obesity etc. Empower and educate yourself because the rest is nothing but fake news perpetuated by the advertising gimmicks of the dairy industry. Of course there’s the other big reason to #SwitchForGood: animals don’t need or deserve to suffer just so we can eat and “nourish” our body. I would like to believe that we are all better than that.
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Almost 6 years ago when I started my plant based journey, I was confused, scared and had a huge tumor growing on my breast. Little did I know that embracing veganism was going to transform every aspect of my life. Last week I was reminded of how lucky I am to be part of this extraordinary community powered by plants. Thank you to everyone in this crowd who braved the cold weather to meet us at @suncafela. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my experience along with @jonny_juicer, @sustainable_duo & @veganchefron and provide some tips on how to transition into this magical lifestyle that we all truly believe in because at the end of the day, peace, transformation and healing starts on your plate.
LA, come vibe with us this Thursday and learn how to live a sustainable lifestyle through plant-based holistic nutrition, leading by example and a zero waste mindset. Moderated by @suncafela’s very own @veganchefron, @jonny_juicer, @sustainable_duo and myself will be there to share tips and tricks to implement into or start your eco-conscious journey. Join us over raw tacos 🌮 + kombucha on Thursday 2/21 at 6:30pm. Limited space available so grab your tickets today via link in bio.
Sunday is for #vegan#smoothiebowl 🍓🥝🥥⚡️yay!
1 packet frozen pitaya
1 banana, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut butter
Dash of ground cinnamon
Toppings: banana, kiwi, strawberry, vegan granola, coconut flakes
In a blender combine fruits, coconut milk and coconut butter; purée until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top as desired.
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