Resolution Rescue Challenge

DAY 1 - THE CANDIDA SPIT TEST

 
 
 
 

DAY 1: THE CANDIDA SPIT TEST

Welcome to Day 1 of the Resolution Rescue Challenge!

This challenge is all about priming your body to EASILY lose excess weight before you even change your diet! As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I know that the food you put into your body is immensely important for long term health, but when it comes to weight loss, it's only one piece of the puzzle.

so let’s get to it and discuss some of those other pieces.

Today we’re talking about the super sexy topic of yeast and fungus overgrowth (also known as Candida) in your intestines and how it can make weight loss really difficult.

If you’ve never considered that your sugar cravings might MEAN something, this topic is going to blow your mind.

The various strains of yeasts and fungus that grow in your gut, such as Candida, survive by eating sugars and simple starches. When their populations grow out of control, due to antibiotic use or birth control pills, for example, many people experience sugar cravings because those little buggers are HUNGRY and they’re signaling for you to feed them!

other symptoms of candida include:

  • Exhaustion

  • Cravings for sweets

  • Bad breath

  • White coating on the tongue

  • Brain fog

  • Hormone imbalances

  • Joint pain

  • Loss of sex drive

  • Chronic sinus and allergy issues

  • Digestive problems (gas + bloating)

  • Weak immune system

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Yeast infections

  • Skin rashes

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL DR. AXE ARTICLE ON CANDIDA SYMPTOMS + CAUSES

But now for the good news: You’re not going to guess about whether or not you have an overgrowth of yeasties and beasties…you’re going to TEST!

The DIY Spit Test isn’t foolproof by any means, but it’s a good indicator for what’s going on internally. Don’t get stressed if you suspect that you DO have some yeasty and beasty weeds overtaking your intestinal garden…we’ll be talking about doing some weeding and then replanting the pretty flowers in a few days.

 


HOW TO DO THE DIY SPIT TEST

1. As soon as you wake up, spit (about a dime size amount) into a glass filled 1/2 way with cold water. Don't brush your teeth first!

2. Let it sit for about 15 minutes to see what happens. Continue to monitor for 45 min.

3. If the saliva either grew long legs, suspended itself in the middle of the glass or sunk to the bottom like a cloud, you may have an overgrowth of Candida or other strains of yeast in your body.  Low Candida would mean your spit just sat on top. (This is good!)

4. Repeat for 3-4 mornings to see if results are consistent.

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Phew, that’s a lot to learn for day 1…

Your ‘to-do’ list for today:

  1. Set an alarm reminder to do the Spit Test right away tomorrow AM!

 

Resolution Rescue Challenge

DAY 2 - ARE YOUR AIR FRESHENERS MAKING YOU FAT?

 
 
 
 

DAY 2: TOXIC LOAD

Welcome back to the Resolution Rescue Challenge!

Yesterday we had a blast talking about c-sections, mental health, sugar cravings, brain fog and skin rashes….and, of course, how they relate to stalled weight loss. Make sure to scroll up and watch the video from yesterday + do the DIY spit test!

Today we’re going down another rabbit hole entirely, because you need to understand:

YOUR BODY WILL KEEP YOU FAT INSTEAD OF POISONING YOU.


And that’s a good thing! However, I don’t want to have to choose between being fat or being poisoned to death, and I don’t think you do, either….so let’s address the root cause and get rid of the poisons. Deal?

I work with many women who feel like stubborn weight gain and hormone imbalances are just a part of aging. (And to a certain extent that is true….)

But I’m going to suggest that perhaps the massive accumulation of toxins over the years is contributing to that weight gain and the hormone rollercoaster more than the years themselves, and that pesky weight gain is a symptom of something else that has gone wrong.

Are you following me? That ‘something else’ is the huge amount of synthetic fragrances and toxins we put in and on our bodies.

WATCH THE DAY 2 VIDEO (ABOVE) TO UNDERSTAND HOW WEIGHT GAIN IS A PRODUCT OF OUR PRODUCTS.

Luckily for all of us, it’s possible to “open up the detox faucets” and let our body get rid of all this nasty junk that’s been making you sick, tired, and puffy. (More about that in a few days!)

TODAY YOU ARE GOING TO PURGE YOUR TOXIC PRODUCTS:

  1. Check the safety of your personal products + cleaners on the free EWG Healthy Living App: DOWNLOAD THE HEALTHY LIVING APP HERE

  2. Take 5 minutes with a trash bag and get those fattening air fresheners, cleaners, wax melts, candles, lotions + perfumes thrown away! (Your liver says thank you!)

  3. IF YOU CARE TO DIVE DEEPER ON THIS TOPIC:

    CLICK HERE TO READ THE ‘SICKER, FATTER, POORER’ ARTICLE ON INVISIBLE POLLUTANTS

    CLICK TO READ ‘THE NEW SECONDHAND SMOKE’ ARTICLE HERE

 

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DAY 3 - THE #1 NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY STALLING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS

 
 
 
 

DAY 3: The “Magic Pill”

Welcome back to the Resolution Rescue Challenge!

How fun is it to learn about all the little-known reasons that weight loss is so elusive as we get older?!

The great news is that YOU CAN DO IT as soon as your body is supported in a few foundational ways before you even change your diet. (So cool.)

So far we’ve covered c-sections, mental health, sugar cravings, brain fog and skin rashes, sluggish liver function and hormone imbalances from environmental toxins….and, of course, how they contribute to stalled weight loss. Make sure to scroll up and watch those videos + do the DIY spit test!

Today we’re touching on a really basic nutritional need in the body that seems to go wrong more often than not.

This deficiency can SHOW UP AS:

EARLY SIGNS

  • Hunger

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Depression

  • Cravings

  • Cramps

  • Headaches

MATURE SIGNS

  • Heartburn

  • High Cholesterol

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Joint Pain / Back Pain

  • Colitis

  • Migraines

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Constipation

 

Do you know what that nutritional deficiency is?

Water.

Plain, old, water.

Notice I didn’t say water with fruity powder packets added, or hot brown water flavored with coffee grounds (although that’s my personal favorite), or fizzy chemical water called pop….

NOPE. JUST WATER.

And I bet that when it comes to this weight loss magic pill, you’re in one of 3 camps:

  1. I can’t drink as much water as I should because I would be peeing all day!

  2. I drink lots of fluids and I don’t feel thirsty…so I’m sure it’s fine.

  3. I drink so much water each day that everyone around me thinks I’m crazy!

Any one of those can stall your weight loss (along with those other serious symptoms I listed above) so this is one thing you’ve got to get right.

If pop (ugh, ok, soda) is your bevvie of choice, give this a read as well.

Watch today’s challenge video for the exact amount of plain old water your body needs each day AND how to avoid peeing every 20 minutes.

FOR TODAY YOU ARE GOING TO GET OUT THE CALCULATOR:

  1. Calculate the amount of H2O you need each day AND the diuretics you’re drinking

  2. Get out the sea salt and add a pinch!

NEED A LITTLE MORE HELP CALCULATING?

Click Here for the Hydration Cheatsheet to guide you

 

Resolution Rescue Challenge

DAY 4 - IS NETFLIX MAKING YOU FAT?

 
 
 
 

DAY 4: SLEEP > NETFLIX

Welcome back to the Resolution Rescue Challenge!

You’re doing great! Isn’t it going to be WAY easier to meet your weight loss and health goals now that you’re figuring out how to help your body instead of fighting against it?

Well, today’s going to be HUGE for that.

WHEN YOU GET ENOUGH SLEEP, YOUR BODY CAN SUPERCHARGE WEIGHT LOSS.

The alternative, when you’re exhausted and battling insomnia (not being able to fall asleep or waking up in the middle of the night) makes weight loss much harder…so let’s make sure to address your sleep hygiene and set you up for success.

Can I give you another bit of good news?

Addressing your digestion (day 1 spit test) + removing environmental toxins (day 2 purge) + drinking enough water (day 3 ‘magic pill’) WILL ALL HELP YOU GET BETTER SLEEP.

Everything is connected.

So if sleep has been a struggle for you, you can rest easy (see what I did there?) knowing that it doesn’t have to continue to be a battle. Let’s get you some zzzz’s!

SLEEP HYGIENE 101:

  • Room temperature <67 degrees

  • DARKNESS (cover electronics)

  • Blue Light Curfew from electronics (No Netflix in bed. Ever.)

  • Blue-light blocking glasses worn all day if staring at a screen (this has been life changing for me!)

  • Create a wind-down routine that puts you in bed before your ‘second wind’ hits between 9-11pm

  • Bonus: 1 drop of Serenity essential oil blend on the pillow = zzzzzzz

Watch today’s challenge video for the exact reasons that sleep gets screwed up AND how you can figure out which of those is stealing your zzzz’s.

FOR TODAY YOU ARE GOING TO DO A SLEEP AUDIT:

  1. Calculate the amount of sleep you’re actually getting most nights + figure out what your biggest hurdle is to that elusive 8 hours

  2. Make a plan to clean up your sleep routine so your body can rest and release those extra pounds

 

Resolution Rescue Challenge

DAY 5 - THE NEXT STEP

 
 
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DAY 5: TIME TO CLEANSE + RESTORE!

Welcome back to the Resolution Rescue Challenge!

And now, the moment you’ve (definitely) been waiting for….as we’ve been working through all of the amazing strategies for supporting natural weight loss in your body this week, you’ve no doubt been hoping for an easy way to incorporate all of these steps.

I’VE GOT YA COVERED WITH A STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM, MY FRIEND!

The Weight Loss 101 program, which is FREE for all members inside the Member Toolbox, is the exact 4-week program where I teach you, step-by-step, how to support your body with weight loss. (Including done-for-you meal plans!)

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SPIT TEST RESULTS?? EEEEKKK!!

If you’re anxious about getting the yeasties + beasties that you discovered from the Spit Test taken care of ASAP, you’ll want to get the info on ordering your cleanse supplies right here. The cleanse is totally optional, but it is incorporated into the Weight Loss 101 program with full instructions and support.

The best part? As a cleanse customer of mine you get access to the Member Toolbox for free!