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2 weeks of p+N


A review by  Lisa Quinn-Schofield

I have been dabbling with Pure & NOOD food & juices for a while. Lunches & dinners and a few 1-day juice cleanses here and there but for me, it wasn’t enough to experience the full benefits. After ending last year feeling a bit depleted and run down, iron deficient & vitamin d deficient, I decided I needed some inspiration to get the motivation to reboot. 

You see, as I was previously just an “every now and then” pure and NOOD lover, I would have those healthy nourishing days and other days, not so much. Funnily enough, I was motivated to work but no energy to do anything else so that meant, no exercise, easy eats (sometimes & unhealthy). I relied on sugar to keep me going on those long days & if I was feeling flat, it worked! But it was definitely a short high and the crash, the fogginess and fatigue totally zonked me at the end of those big days and my weekends, I felt knackered.

The thing with feeling run down is that after looking after everyone else, I didn’t have the energy or time to care for myself, well that’s how I was feeling anyway.

I should mention, I used to be a bit of a health freak but somewhere along the way, that person decided that it was easier being low maintenance and going with the flow and eating whatever was on offer.

I knew in my head that all it would take would be 2 weeks of eating healthy nourishing food to get my groove back. Hello PURE & NOOD. Lunches, dinners, green juices a coffee replacement and ending with a 3-day juice cleanse. I always make a good breakfast of a spinach omelette, with a side of kimchi & avocado so decided that I would continue with my own brekkies.

I did it! 2 weeks and it was easy and enjoyable and I loved it. What did I love about it?
  • Food & juices delivered to my doorstep every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning.
  • Not having to think about what to eat and knowing that each meal & juice was filling me with goodness. 
  • The ADM nut milk drink was enough to satisfy my “go out for a latte” feelings.
  • Not getting so hungry that I just buy lunch because I’m out and about.
  • Time! More time to do things I wanted to do instead of prepping healthy food. 
  • Portion sizes. Totally satisfying! But so good not getting seduced into seconds & also making me realise I usually eat too much!
  • The variety! So many different choices and so delicious!!!!
  • Getting a text to remind me that my delivery was coming and then notifying me when it was dropped off
    What else did I do?
    • made sure that I ate my lunches in the sunshine - need that vitamin d!
    • Earthing - simply taking my shoes off and feeling the earth under my feet. A simple practice to feel earthy, connected and grounded - literally!
    • Dry brushing - oh this is so addictive. Gets everything flowing and moving 
    • Exercise - just a simple walk in the sunshine, a play with my kids and dogs! The simple things I felt that I didn’t have time or energy for.
    How did I feel after the two weeks?
    • Reconnected to my old healthy self. Refreshed and energised and motivated & lighter - mentally & physically 2 kgs down actually - an added bonus for me. Funnily enough, when you go with the flow and eat whatever, you put on weight!
    What did I learn?
    • That I eat too much of the wrong stuff & there are consequences and those little treats here and there start adding up and becoming your more frequent and then become your normal.
    • The portion sizes are so generous so it inspires me to move forward in the right direction filling myself with nourishing foods.
    Where to now?
    • Now instead of dabbling, I’m committing to my lunch each day, a green juice and my non-coffee Fix. This way if I’m out and about, I don’t get seduced and so hungry that I give in to whatever is on offer.
    • Exercising regularly because now I actually have the energy to get out in the sunshine!
    It’s so awesome not to have to think about eating healthily and then reaching the weekend feeling fresh and motivated!
    Try our 'It's Time For Colour' 2-week plant-based program for yourself! 

     


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