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The 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse is a one-week clean eating detox programme. It is a gentle, effective way to detoxify and has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat skin disorders and renew total body health and energy. Click here for details. On the blog today, Beauty therapist, Jill Archibald, of Radiance Beauty Therapy in Mapua, South Island shares her 7 DAYS OF ME story.                                    

2404171What are you hoping to get out of the cleanse?   How do you want to look/feel?   What do you think will be a challenge?

I knew that I had been overeating and overindulging in things that weren’t so good for me, I had made some really bad habits that were leaving me feeling less than great about myself.  I had been putting on weight and feeling blahhhhh.  So I was hoping it would help me break a few habits – leave the wine and cheese for the weekends not each day, and make my portion sizes a little healthier.  I thought not having eggs for brekky each day may be hard and that wee bit of toast and marmalade but it didn’t prove to be too hard at all.

DAY FOUR:  How are you feeling so far?    What has been challenging?   What have you enjoyed?   What differences have you noticed so far?  How are you going with giving up coffee and sugar?

Day 3 and 4 were by far the most challenging for me – I was full each day but feeling a little unsatisfied, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I thought I was craving.  Luckily I only drink coffee on occasion and have minimal processed sugar in my daily diet so there was no major hardship with not having these in my week.  I had the most awful headache from day 2 to day 5 so I must have been getting rid of some really good toxins.  Even though I had a headache I still felt good within myself – I noticed my energy levels were improving and I wasn’t having a mid afternoon crash.

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END OF CLEANSE:  How would you describe your experience in a nut-shell? 

It was awesome so what I needed to do, I feel so much more in control of my daily diet almost like I pushed the reset button.  The food was really yummy and plenty of it.  Some of the recipes will be staying in our daily diet.  I am proud of myself for taking care of myself – something as a therapist we often don’t do.

How do you look/feel after your cleanse?   What has been the biggest positive change?  

I feel lighter – I think I am I never weigh myself but my belly certainly looks slimmer – this is a positive for me.  Probably the change I will take forward is no nibbles before dinner and earlier dinners and better portion control and food choices – that’s lots of positive changes – amazing giving that it was only 7 days.

Which recipe did you really enjoy? 

I love them all but probably my all-time favorite is the salmon and avocado salsa.  We have it quite often for dinner.  I also really loved the fresh crunchy salads for lunch – this is something I have continued with and the hummus dressing – delicious.

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What advice would you give to other people embarking on the cleanse?

Take it one day at a time and plan something special for yourself during it especially on day 3 or 4, even if it is as simple as 15 mins meditation or a candle light bath.  Also we made each meal special setting the table nicely and having music on. 

Are there any aspects of the cleanse you will continue into your everyday habits?

Yes no toast and jam at breakfast, no cheese, crackers and wine before dinner during the week – I will save this for the weekends or special occasions.  And I am trying to be more prepared for my week with a good supply of healthy foods.

Anything else?

Just do it….. it was a scary thought taking things out of my diet but so worthwhile, I feel so much more in control of my daily diet.

  • October 12, 2016

The 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse is a one-week clean eating detox programme. It is a gentle, effective way to detoxify and has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat skin disorders and renew total body health and energy. Click here for details. On the blog today, Beauty therapist, Chantelle Fox, of Pure Skin and Body in Wellington shares her 7 DAYS OF ME story.

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The Cleanse Begins | Hopes & Dreams

I feel that my energy levels aren’t where they should be and often I’m dragging myself out of bed in the morning. I’m really hoping that a cleaner way of eating and kicking my coffee habit will have me leaping out of bed each day!

I have the hormonal disorder Poly-cystic Ovaries Syndrome and find I can get a lot of congestion around my chin and jaw area during my menstrual cycle. I’d love to eliminate the processed food and refined sugar symptoms which I’m sure are contributing to this condition.

Despite having a chef husband, I am often feel really uninspired about cooking. So I hope 7 DAYS OF ME gives me a little more motivation in the kitchen department. I can see at a glance that there are some very delicious looking dishes in the book!

My biggest challenge this week is definitely going to be organisation, especially with having a two year old at home. But the supermarket shop is completed (thanks to the handy shopping list in the book) so I’m feeling prepared! I’m pleasantly surprised at how many ingredients I actually already have in my pantry at home.

I’ve committed to giving up coffee before beginning my cleanse, which has given me headaches now but will hopefully make my experience easier during the next week. As a former barista, giving up coffee seemed impossible but alas life has gone on!

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Middle of the Road | The Challenge

So far, the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse has not been as hard as I expected. Day Two and Three were the worst. During this time I was feeling really really tired but luckily it was the weekend so I was able to sneak in a few power naps.

At this point I’m very thankful that I gave up coffee before beginning, as I think my symptoms would have been worse. I have had to cut the Aperitif down to once a day as I found I was running to the bathroom quite regularly.

Day Four, the ‘brain fog’ is beginning to lift and I’m surprised at how little I miss coffee and sugar! My mind feels clearer, sharper and my energy levels are being sustained further into the afternoon. I can confidently say the the urge for a sugar or caffeine fix is disappearing.

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End of the Cleanse | The Happy Ending

This is seriously the BEST thing I have done for myself in a very long time. My mind is clear, my energy is so much better and I just generally feel better in myself. I also have to mention the 2kg weight loss and the disappearance of my bloated tummy.

The whole experience was actually much easier than I initially expected and gave me some really practical and useful tools to carry over into my everyday life. I’m especially thankful all of the new quick, healthy lunch and dinner ideas.

I actually felt less hunger this past week than I would normally. I guess this is because I was eating regular meals with good quality protein to sustain my blood sugar levels. The food was absolutely delicious and surprisingly I didn’t feel like I was being deprived. My favourite recipes have to be the Tofu Stack for Two and the Falafel Goodness Bowl. Yum!

My advice to others thinking about embarking on the 7 DAYS OF ME journey would be to just go for it! What goes into your body feeds your skin, body and soul. You deserve to spend time caring for yourself and no one else is going to do it for you. I’d totally advise giving up any vices such as coffee, sugar and alcohol in advance to lessen the shock on your body!

I thought I had a reasonably healthy diet before I started the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse. But this week has made me realise how much junk and sugar was actually creeping its way in! This week of clean eating is only the beginning of my story and I can’t wait to share it with my clients!

By Chantelle Fox from Pure Skin and Body

  • March 22, 2016

The 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse is a one-week clean eating detox programme. It is a gentle, effective way to detoxify and has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat skin disorders and renew total body health and energy. Click here for details. On the blog today, Beauty therapist, Gabrielle, of Pure Skin and Body in Wellington shares her 7 DAYS OF ME story.

The Cleanse Begins | Hopes and Dreams

I am a firm believer that beauty comes from the inside – there is only so much a great skin care brand can achieve without help from the inside. I am not only hoping for improved skin tone but also less bloating, more energy and, hopefully, a little weight loss.

Drinking a few morning coffees is the habit I am most wanting to break. I’m doing the cleanse with my husband whilst we’re on holiday for a week, enjoying the summer sun close to the beach.

I found the shopping guide incredibly helpful when I went to the supermarket. The book states that you may find the initial cost of purchasing the ingredients expensive – just under $200 for me, but once you have them you need nothing else for a whole 7 days.

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Middle of the Road | The Challenge

I feel like crap! I’m definitely struggling with aches and pains, I feel like I have a bad flu, I also have a continual headache, plus I’m finding I will all of a sudden break out in a hot sweat. The book says this discomfort should end by day 5, so fingers crossed!

I can honestly say I haven’t missed coffee so far this week. I have replaced it with a ginger and lemon tea most mornings. Also, my husband and I brought a juicer about a year ago and have thrashed it this week with freshly made carrot, beetroot and apple juice.

I’m not having any issues with feeling hungry whilst doing this cleanse, which is awesome. I have noticed that when I eat the Overnight Oats for breakfast, the addition of the dates and seeds keep me full longer than what porridge on its own usually does.

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End of the Cleanse | The Happy Ending

To be honest my overall experience was tough. Not hungry tough, just the feeling of being unwell for the first five days. But it was all worth it because I feel amazing, totally energetic and the headache finally went. I have also lost 2kg!

It’s hard to pick one favourite recipe because I really enjoyed them all. But if I had to it would be the Tuna and Sweet Broccoli Salad. The Overnight Oats totally took me by surprise. On day 1 I found them a little bland due to the lack of sugar I would normally sprinkle on top. However, by day 5 I really enjoyed this recipe and found them to be quite delicious.

The best advice I can give to those embarking on the 7 DAYS OF ME journey would be to plan ahead as the books suggests. The shopping list is fantastic and takes out all of the hard work of planning. It means when you’re feeling unwell you don’t have to think about facing the supermarket!

It’s scary to think that healthy eating can make you feel as awful as I felt those first 5 days. It obviously shows how much toxicity needed to be expelled from my body! It has certainly made me think more about the impact of food and my general health and well being.

  • March 22, 2016

The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse programme is a one-week clean eating detox programme. It is a gentle, effective way to detoxify and has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat skin disorders and renew total body health and energy. Click here for details.

On the blog today, Beauty therapist, Sinead Goodwin, of Aspire Day Spa in New Plymouth shares her 7 DAYS OF ME story.

Why did you decide to do the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse?

After doing a workshop with Janine Tait about feeding the skin from within I decided it was time to try and curb my sweet tooth. I was inspired to make some healthy changes and 7 DAYS OF ME was a great way to start this.

What was the hardest part?

To be honest it wasn’t hard, the book makes it so easy to follow. There are great, tasty recipes that don’t require purchasing too many ‘weird’ ingredients. I found the meals all really enjoyable.

What did you enjoy most?

How I felt! I had a lot more energy and less bloating and I also lost weight. And of course the food – it is honestly delicious.

What were you surprised at?

How quickly the week went, and that I didn’t want to stop eating this way once the week was up!

What were the positive benefits?

Less bloating, more energy, weight loss and generally feeling better in myself.

What was your favourite recipe?

Roast Pumpkin Frittata!

Have you made any changes to your everyday eating as a result of 7 DAYS OF ME?

Yes definitely, after 7 DAYS OF ME was finished I continued to use the recipes out of the book and also out of all the other Bestow Food journals.

Do you think you will do it again?

Yes, definitely. I recommend the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse and all the other bestow journals to everyone. Such an easy and delicious way to get healthy!

Picture1Experience 7 Days of Me’ for Yourself

Beauty therapists and wellness-focused women from all over New Zealand are joining the Slow Beauty movement, which champions treating skin from within with a holistic, nutrition-enhanced approach. The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse is a fabulous way to introduce this wellness philosophy into your life and clinic. ~Janine Tait | www.janinetait.co.nz
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The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse books and packs are available at wellness focused skincare clinics around the country. Please email us at admin@janintetait.co.nz for a stockist near you.

Want To Stock The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse products in your clinic?

7 DAYS OF ME is a beautiful wellness cleanses which can revitalise your team, your clients and your business from the inside out. To read positive stories of salons who have embarked on the cleanse together as a team and brought their clients along for the journey, CLICK HERE. To enquire about becoming a Janesce stockist please CLICK HERE.

Read more about the 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse here.

  • February 18, 2016

The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse programme is a one-week clean eating detox programme. It is a gentle, effective way to detoxify and has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat skin disorders and renew total body health and energy. Click here for details. On the blog today, Beauty therapist, Hannah Mereana, of The Village Beauty Studio in Auckland shares her 7 DAYS OF ME story.

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Why did you decide to do the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse?

I chose to take part in the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse, for both my clients and myself. For myself, I saw it as an opportunity to start with a clean slate in terms of nutrition and diet. I didn’t feel healthy and knew my current diet was the cause. I knew by doing 7 DAYS OF ME I would be motivated to continue the healthier lifestyle.

For my clients, I wanted to be able to share my own experiences with them. I would love to be an inspiration to my clients to show them that if I can do it, so can they. I would also love to be able to support them through their own 7 DAYS OF ME experience in a more understanding way.

What was the hardest part?

One of the difficult parts of the cleanse initially was the timing of eating meals. The last few months I had a tendency to snack throughout the day between clients instead of actually sitting for lunch.

Another thing I found hard was avoiding sugar. Although I don’t LOVE sugar, it is often around the house more than I would like (due to have having a big household and many people to cater for). I found I was eating sugary foods out of habit and for the convenience of it being ready to eat immediately.

What did you enjoy most?

Once I began scheduling in meal times, I loved not feeling hungry during the day. I loved the quality of the food and liked spending time preparing meals instead of eating in a hurry.

What were you surprised at?

I loved that I could feel the difference in my energy, due to the quality of the food. The increase of vegetables in general made a big difference to how I felt and of course we definitely preferred organic. Before the cleanse I would have an energy drop in the afternoon – during the cleanse I had energy throughout the whole day right until bedtime. My sleep patterns also improved.

What were the positive benefits?

I felt cleaner, lighter and definitely had more energy. I have always had problems with my digestion, but at the end of the 7 days I felt really good – good enough that I knew I would make an effort to keep it up so I could keep feeling that way!

What was your favourite recipe?

Roast Pumpkin Frittata!

Have you made any changes to your everyday eating as a result of 7 DAYS OF ME?

I start my day with lemon water, eat a full and healthy breakfast, and I still make sure I have time for a proper lunch each day.

I have added Bestow Beauty Powder to my diet. Bestow Beauty Oil and Bestow Be Cleansed have both been in my diet for a long time and I love all three. And I eat a lot more green! Due to the nature of my big household, the sugar has snuck back in, but nowhere near as often.

Do you think you will do it again?

Yes!

Anything else?

I love 7 DAYS OF ME as an easy starting point to make long term healthy changes to your lifestyle.

Picture1Experience 7 Days of Me’ for Yourself

Beauty therapists and wellness-focused women from all over New Zealand are joining the Slow Beauty movement, which champions treating skin from within with a holistic, nutrition-enhanced approach. The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse is a fabulous way to introduce this wellness philosophy into your life and clinic. ~Janine Tait | www.janinetait.co.nz
READ MORE

Ready To Begin Your Own Cleanse?detox-program-four

The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse books and packs are available at wellness focused skincare clinics around the country. Please email us at admin@janintetait.co.nz for a stockist near you.

Want To Stock The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse products in your clinic?

7 DAYS OF ME is a beautiful wellness cleanses which can revitalise your team, your clients and your business from the inside out. To read positive stories of salons who have embarked on the cleanse together as a team and brought their clients along for the journey, CLICK HERE. To enquire about becoming a Janesce stockist please CLICK HERE.

Read more about the 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse here.

  • February 14, 2016

The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse programme is a one-week clean eating detox programme. It is a gentle, effective way to detoxify and has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat skin disorders and renew total body health and energy. Click here for details. On the blog today, Beauty therapist, Juliet Kavanagh, of La Touch Face & Body in Cromwell shares her 7 DAYS OF ME story.

Why did you decide to do the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse?

I did 7 DAYS OF ME to get back into a better diet routine. I wanted to cut out negative eating habits around sugar, caffeine, alcohol, to feel better and improve skin and all round wellness.

What was the hardest part?

I found the first day the hardest having no caffeine and feeling lethargic. But I improved as days went on.  The cleanse also contains a lot of raw food and I missed the warmth of cooked food.

What did you enjoy most?

I loved my breakfast of overnight oats!  I enjoyed making my food from scratch using the 7 DAYS OF ME recipe book. The falafels were a favourite.

What were you surprised at?

I was surprised to overcome my daily coffee – I didn’t miss it. And, I never had a sugar craving!  I was surprised how filling each meal was. I never felt hungry.

What were the positive benefits?

Less bloating, more energy, weight loss and generally feeling better in myself.

Have you made any changes to your everyday eating as a result of the cleanse?

I eat very little processed food, less dairy and have only one coffee a day as opposed to the three or four I used to have.

Do you think you will do it again?

Yes, definitely!

Picture1Experience 7 Days of Me’ for Yourself

Beauty therapists and wellness-focused women from all over New Zealand are joining the Slow Beauty movement, which champions treating skin from within with a holistic, nutrition-enhanced approach. The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse is a fabulous way to introduce this wellness philosophy into your life and clinic. ~Janine Tait | www.janinetait.co.nz
READ MORE

Ready To Begin Your Own Cleanse?detox-program-four

The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse books and packs are available at wellness focused skincare clinics around the country. Please email us at admin@janintetait.co.nz for a stockist near you.

Want To Stock The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse products in your clinic?

7 DAYS OF ME is a beautiful wellness cleanses which can revitalise your team, your clients and your business from the inside out. To read positive stories of salons who have embarked on the cleanse together as a team and brought their clients along for the journey, CLICK HERE. To enquire about becoming a Janesce stockist please CLICK HERE.

Read more about the 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse here.

  • February 14, 2016

The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse programme is a one-week clean eating detox programme. It is a gentle, effective way to detoxify and has been used successfully for over 40 years to treat skin disorders and renew total body health and energy. Click here for details. On the blog today, Beauty therapist, Clemency Mutze, of Clemency Alice Facialist in Christchurch shares her 7 DAYS OF ME story.

Why did you decide to do the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse?

I decided to do the 7 DAYS OF ME cleanse post-travel since some of the foods that I ate overseas were quite rich and not the healthiest. My body was in urgent need of a ‘reboot’ and the cleanse gave me an opportunity to get my body back into sync so that I would be more energised and restored for the hectic few months ahead.

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What was the hardest part?

It was especially challenging to control my sugar cravings, especially chocolate! But over a course of a few days, these cravings subsided.

What did you enjoy most?

I enjoyed selecting the organic produce, the preparation of the foods and tasting the flavours of the wholesome combination of ingredients in the recipes.

What were you surprised at?

I have done many detox programs in the past and have struggled with the discipline of these, towards the end feeling very depleted. The Vital Cleanse was surprisingly easy in comparison. It wasn’t a ‘deprivation’ detox but more about ‘nourishing’ my body and bringing it back into balance with wholesome, healthy foods. My energy levels and appetite were well sustained between meals and I couldn’t get over how delicious and tasty the food was.

What were the positive benefits?

I noticed a significant improvement in my skin, it became more radiant and clearer. My energy levels increased and over the course of 7 days the quality of my sleep improved so that I woke up in the morning feeling lighter, refreshed and restored.

What was your favourite recipe?

My favourite recipe from the Vital Cleanse is hands down ‘Salmon Parcels with Tamari Dressing and Avocado Salsa’. We still enjoy this some evenings and the flavours and presentation are on par with that of a 5 star restaurant.

Have you made any changes to your everyday eating as a result of 7 DAYS OF ME?

As a result of the Vital Cleanse our pantry and fridge are stocked with wholesome, seasonal and organic foods. Each day we celebrate healthy living through creating nutrient-dense, goodness-packed meals.

Do you think you will do the cleanse again?

The Vital Cleanse is a benchmark in rebooting my body when it is off balance which is why I will continue doing this as part of my ‘healthy living’ philosophy to sustain an enriched, balanced and nourished life.

Picture1Experience 7 Days of Me’ for Yourself

Beauty therapists and wellness-focused women from all over New Zealand are joining the Slow Beauty movement, which champions treating skin from within with a holistic, nutrition-enhanced approach. The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse is a fabulous way to introduce this wellness philosophy into your life and clinic. ~Janine Tait | www.janinetait.co.nz READ MORE

Ready To Begin Your Own Cleanse?detox-program-four

The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse books and packs are available at wellness focused skincare clinics around the country. Please email us at admin@janintetait.co.nz for a stockist near you.

Want To Stock The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse products in your clinic?

7 DAYS OF ME is a beautiful wellness cleanses which can revitalise your team, your clients and your business from the inside out. To read positive stories of salons who have embarked on the cleanse together as a team and brought their clients along for the journey, CLICK HERE. To enquire about becoming a Janesce stockist please CLICK HERE.

Read more about the 7 DAYS OF ME Cleanse here.

  • February 14, 2016