As Told to Katrine Van Wyk
After gaining 40 pounds and many bad eating habits during pregnancy with my baby girl, I was ready for a real overhaul. This whole experience was new to me—I had never had to lose weight before, and I found it really difficult to kick-start my system again after the pregnancy. I woke up every day feeling sluggish, heavy, and out of balance hormonally. I knew I couldn’t continue my bad habits of gluten-free pastries for breakfast and ice cream with hot fudge every evening! I found the Be Well Cleanse, and my husband and I ended up embarking on it together.
I started my cleanse the day I went back to work after maternity leave and almost immediately felt an increase in energy and clarity that lasted from when I woke up to when I went to bed. Who knew? I had gotten used to needing a nap in the afternoon around the 3 p.m. crash, and it was amazing to go through a whole day feeling energized. I am truly amazed at how well this cleanse worked for both me and my husband. I finally kicked my sugar addiction, which had gotten really bad during pregnancy. I was feeling really frustrated by my dependence on sugar, and now I am back to a place where I no longer crave or want it. Cutting out dairy during the cleanse really improved my skin, so I’m trying to have less of it going forward, too. My husband also felt a huge improvement in his energy levels, lost a few pounds, and is kind of a new man now!
I had worried about cooking and preparing meals for the cleanse as my husband and I aren’t big cooks, and with a baby and full-time jobs we just don’t have time. We ended up doing an organic-meal delivery during the cleanse, which made the whole experience foolproof and stress free for us. Do what you need to do to make this plan work for your lifestyle! It is so worth it!
I have already recommended the Be Well Cleanse to two friends, who’ve done it and seen similarly impressive results! I’m hoping my parents will do it, too. I think it’s important to hit the reset every so often, and the cleanse is something that helps you do that perfectly. My experience with Be Well’s Cleanse taught me that the power of holistic health and healing is real. To me there is no one better at it than Dr. Lipman!