We congratulate Georgina Mitchell, our Wellbeing coach, on her completion of the Gut Reset Bootcamp. How did she find the experience?
“Woo hoo! I made it.
“30 days on the Gut Reset Bootcamp. Thirty days of no tea or coffee, no chocolate or alcohol, no pasta, potatoes or bread – just wholesome foods, lots of protein and supplements designed to detox and cleanse my insides. I honestly didn’t think I would/could do it but I have surpassed my own expectations (and everyone else’s I think) and have stuck to it to the letter!!!
“So how do I feel after a month of ‘goodness’? I do wish I’d measured my cholesterol levels before and after the programme because I reckon they will have dropped significantly – from living on a diet of butter, peanut butter, chocolate, cheese and packet/microwave meals, to cutting out the rubbish and replacing it with clean, fresh, healthy food. I have lost just short of a stone in weight (6kg) and shifted a whopping 6cms off my waist, 4cms off my hips and chest, 2cms off my thighs and arms and I can actually get back into my jeans again – bonus!
“I feel happier in myself, I am sleeping better and I haven’t bitten anyone’s head off for a little while. My brain seems to be able to focus better, I have more energy and the aches and pains I was expecting after a return to crazy working hours haven’t eventuated, and some of the niggling ones that have always been there have actually disappeared. All in all, I think my body and brain are thanking me (and We Are Wellbeing) for testing my willpower and for the opportunity to hit ‘reset’ on some unhealthy lifestyle choices I have been making for way too long.
“I am proud that I have actually done it and feel confident that many of the new habits I have formed will stick. I plan to keep dairy to a minimum, stay off the coffee and avoid pasta and bread as it just tends to disagree with me anyway. I will be saying a big hello to my morning cup of tea though, and in all honesty, I can’t imagine a life without chocolate and nor do I want to – it is truly one of life’s beautiful pleasures. But maybe what I realise now, which I couldn’t get my head around before, is that chocolate doesn’t need to be my go to as an emotional crutch when things don’t go as planned, and that moderation is probably the key, rather than it featuring at breakfast, lunch and dinner and a snack before bed!!
“So what will I have as my first meal when I am officially finished tomorrow – the same thing I had after having Patrick (my son) – a curry! – Likely chicken tikka masala. Oh how I have missed a good curry (minus the naan of course as I don’t want to undo all the good work in one meal).
“All jokes aside, seeing the results and the progress I have made in relation to my immune system, digestive system, mood and general health and wellbeing, it is clear that I have definitely benefited from completing the programme. I have enjoyed meeting new people and I have learnt a lot along the way and I have even enjoyed cooking!!
Here’s to a healthier and happier future!
Well done Georgie, it was a big step and we are happy you’ve done through better and brighter on the other side.
If you are interested in our Gut Rest Bootcamp and want to share in Georgina’s experiences, do contact us at email@example.com.