A Touching Beauty Detox Transformational Story: Meet Dan!
What a week! Many have pre-ordered The Beauty Detox Power and the feedback on the new 24/7 Fat Loss Course has been amazing.
With the holidays quickly approaching and so much temptation around, I wanted to share another inspiring story that helps keep you on track in the coming weeks. Dan’s story shows what’s possible for anyone with Beauty Detox!
I learned of his story through Instagram, when Dan tagged me in a photo of his transformation. I thought it was imperative that everyone saw what incredible changes he made! Dan is currently living in Australia but is moving to LA soon! Congrats on your big move, your lifestyle changes and further evolution on your wonderful journey.
Without further ado, let’s hear from Dan himself!
How long have you been following the Beauty Detox philosophy? Was it easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle?
It has been officially 4 years now since starting my journey with Beauty Detox. From someone who has tried every fad diet, exercise and weight loss pill to only receive temporary results, I have been surprised how easy it is. Once you make a lifestyle change and shift your focus to feeding your body with the right nutrients and not depriving yourself, it is amazing how good you feel so quickly, and how easy it becomes your new normal way of eating and living.
What is your daily regimen? Give us an example of a typical meal plan and exercise routines.
I start every morning with a probiotic supplement, hot lemon and water, and the glowing green smoothie. I am a major foodie, so love to mix it up each day and try new foods. I’ll do anything from a raw zucchini pasta for lunch, to a large salad with raw gorilla wraps. Dinner usually always consists of a green curry, vegan pad Thai or even a raw lasagna. I snack on goji berries and raw veggies during the day that I dip in an array of dips I experiment making each week in my Vitamix.
As far as exercise is concerned, I am one of those notorious exercise haters. So I love the concept of ‘accidental exercise’, and just doing activities I enjoy with friends, where the benefits of exercise just come naturally and are an added bonus. So I walk most days, love to hike and have finally started yoga which I love as it keeps me centered and focused for the day ahead. I have also just begun lifting weights as well which I surprisingly love as my focus with it is to get stronger, not to look a certain way or become a certain size.
Looking clear-skinned and gorgeous!
How do you feel after adopting the Beauty Detox lifestyle? What changes have you experienced?
I wish I could find a more creative word to describe it, but the only really word is incredible. I had worked so hard in the past to try and shift the weight, get down to a particular size and look a certain way with no success that I had just come to a point where I accepted being overweight and suffering from acne and self esteem issues as my reality. But now since following the Beauty Detox philosophy my skin glows. My hair is thicker. My nails are longer and stronger. I am the smallest weight I have ever been and I have not once counted a calorie, weighed myself or deprived myself of food when I have been hungry.
Overall, I am happy, healthy and it has given me the motivation to achieve my goals and not be afraid of an obstacle that may come my way. It’s funny as before my journey with Beauty Detox I would have never thought that through just changing your own eating patterns every aspect of your life could change for the better. I feel focused, empowered and energized.
How has this impacted your outlook on life?
It has made me realize that I am worthy of feeling and looking my best. That I really am in control of my own life. My outlook now is to simply focus on health, feeding my body with the right nutrients and that the rest will come. I now live in the flow and don’t put pressure on my self to look a certain way or be a certain size, as through following the practice of listening to what my body wants and eating the high alkaline foods my body requires, I am the natural size and weight I am meant to be.
What is your favorite recipe and why?
This is probably the hardest question, as I love them all! I would probably have to say The JMP Raw Lasagna Recipe, as I always thought before starting Beauty Detox that I could no longer have my all time favorite foods that I grew up enjoying, which has proved to be completely inaccurate. The fact I can fulfill a major carb craving when the time arises and still feel fulfilled yet nourish my body at the same time is amazing to me.
What words of encouragement do you have for others in the Beauty Detox Community?
There is a sign up in Kimberly’s LA Glow Bio store that I absolutely love, focus on ‘progress not perfection’. It is unrealistic to say you will no longer have days where you don’t binge eat or pig out on your old time favorites, but don’t put so much pressure on yourself. Life is meant to be enjoyed. If you really want that piece of cake or french fry by all means go for it. Don’t be so hard on yourself, but just know that what you do today will affect what you do and how you feel tomorrow. A step forward is a step forward no matter how big or small. There is no need to feel overwhelmed by it all, just take baby steps and begin to change your lifestyle one day at a time.