7 Steps to Find Your Skinny in 2020

In honor of the new year, we’re breaking down 7 simple steps to find your skinny and get to your goals in 2020!
Finding your skinny isn’t about deprivation, crash dieting, or fitting into some unrealistic ideal. It’s about starting where you are now and using real nutrition to get to your best self ever! 

Step 1: Reboot your body with a juice cleanse.

If you’re anything like the vast majority of us, you’re probably still feeling the aftermath of the holidays. You might be feeling bloated, brain foggy, fatigued, and may be struggling with junk food cravings (That’s the sneaky thing about junk food- the more you eat it, the more you crave it!). 

Stop the vicious cycle and give yourself a fresh start with the power of raw, plant-based nutrition! 

A juice cleanse is a great way to supercharge your weight loss, jumpstart a healthier diet, gain more energy and mental clarity, and renew your ability to enjoy healthy foods. Do a quick Skinny Cleanse- or if you want to continue working out while you cleanse, opt for a Protein Cleanse- and set yourself on the right track for the new year! 

Step 2: Drink green juice daily.

A green juice a day keeps the weight away! Incorporate it into your daily routine to continue and maintain your juice cleanse results.
 
Whether or not you begin 2020 with a cleanse, there’s so much to be gained from green juice beyond healthy weight loss. No matter what you’re eating, if your diet lacks green vegetables, your nutrient needs are not being met. A green vegetable deficiency can leave you feeling fatigued, make your body cling to fat for dear life, promote less-than-optimal health, and lead to lackluster hair, skin, and nails.
 
It’s not always easy or convenient to get the greens you need. That's where green juice comes in, delivering concentrated nutrition to your body instantaneously. Day or night- there's no wrong time of day to drink your greens. Green juice delivers the nutrients needed to totally destroy junk food cravings and keeps your energy levels up naturally, making it a great choice when it’s too late for caffeine!

Step 3: Replace Dairy with Plant-Based Alternatives. 

Dairy. It’s inflammatory, weight-gain-inducing, and holds almost no nutritional value (unless you’re a baby cow, and we’re willing to bet that you’re not). Protein? Calcium? You can get that from plants!

If you use milk in your morning cereal or coffee, swap it out for a plant-based alternative (try using our sweet and creamy Cashew Smoothie!). Cashew milk, almond milk, hemp milk, oat milk… there are so many options out there! Most nuts and seeds provide a healthy amount of protein and rich doses of essential nutrients like iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and zinc.   

Leave the milk for the baby cows and fuel your body with nutritious plant-based alternatives like our protein smoothies!

Step 4: Fuel your workouts with plant-based protein.  

Plant-based protein is set to be one of 2020’s top food trends, and with good reason! 

Plant-based proteins promote more energy, less fatigue, less bloating, improved digestion, reduced inflammation, improved sleep quality, easier weight loss, and more!! For athletes and fitness fanatics, this translates to faster workout recovery, increased stamina, and improved athletic performance. You don’t need meat to get enough protein in your diet!
 
So what should you eat? Nuts, seeds, leafy greens, and legumes are all excellent sources of protein. Many fruits and vegetables also provide protein in varying degrees. Fill your diet with an assortment of different plant-based proteins to ensure that you are getting enough of the amino acids your body needs. Life hack: sprinkle hemp seeds on your food to easily get all of the essential amino acids you need from food- or grab a hemp smoothie! 
 
Stock up on plant-based protein smoothies and take your fitness goals to the next level in 2020!

Step 5: Start your mornings with celery juice.

Get celery juice delivered fresh to your door and start your mornings off right in the new year!
 
Many people report immediate benefits from adding celery juice to their morning routine such as boosted energy and improved digestive regularity, but to really soak up the benefits, you have to commit for a longer period of time. Long-term daily celery juice drinkers report clearer glowing skin, relief from fatigue and brain fog, significant weight loss, healthier digestion, and more! What better time to embark on this healthy new habit? 
 
Want to try it? It's simple. Each morning, drink celery juice on an empty stomach before you consume any other food or beverages. A celery juice practice is also a great way to maintain and continue your results following a juice cleanse! 

Step 6: Don’t deprive yourself of dessert.

Total deprivation is a recipe for a weak will! In the long run, it’s easier to stick to a new healthy eating regimen if you enjoy the food you're eating. But there’s no reason why that has to mean gaining weight or loading up on sugary junk! 

Here are 3 innocent dessert ideas to satisfy your sweet tooth and also keep you on track with your 2020 goals! 

Step 7: If you fall off track, don’t punish yourself! 

All too many of us are needlessly hard on ourselves when we set a healthy new regimen in place and then slip up- that mentality of, “Well, I blew my diet already, I might as well just eat the rest of the pizza pie.” 

Sound familiar?

It’s easy to beat yourself when you fall off track, but there’s no use in spiraling out of control! If you have a flat tire, you wouldn’t slash the other 3. If you dropped your phone, you wouldn’t keep smashing it. If you got a stain on your shirt, you wouldn’t start rolling around in mud. Right? So why have that attitude towards eating? 

Consistency doesn’t mean never messing up. It means never giving up! If you eat something regrettable, drink a big glass of water (or a green juice!), and pick right back up where you started!