One World One Solution?

*Is there really one Health and Wellness solution that would benefit the world? As Arsenio Hall would say….” HMMMMM ” .

What do you think? What have you tried? From TV, Social Media Instafamous, to the internet and even misleading articles with alternative facts, we are led to believe the hype that there are:

1) Shoes that tone your legs

2) Sprinkles that you add to your food that cut the fat

3) Shakes that totally cleanse or heal your body and make you lose weight

4) The one class, intermittent fasting, diet, or workout that totally helps you shed pounds in 21 days or completely tone one area of your body

All of these ads make me nervous and that makes me want to cut to the chase!

Don’t stop reading now. I’ve been in more than 450 fitness DVDs and infomercials so I know what happens behind the scenes and what eventually ends up in the consumer’s hand.

Let’s start with cleansing, juicing, and the detox craze. Think about this for a second. If you are over the age of 21 and you think by doing a 7 day fast you can cleanse, heal, or detox your entire body?

Let’s do the math. There are 365 days in a year, right? Unless we are doing a Porscha Coleman year, it would be 265 days. For the record I’m a huge supporter of Porscha Coleman but I couldn’t pass that up. I think she is the new Jessica Simpson of Reality TV but instead of a billion dollar clothing line substitute that with a hair and lucrative hosting career.

So, let’s go with 365 days a year.

365 days X 21years = 7,665 days Therefore 7,665 days x 2 meals per day = 15,330 days of eating

7,665 days x 3 meals per day = 22,995 days of eating

7,665 days x 3 meals per day = 22,995 days of eating

So how would 3-7 days of cleansing or digesting a shake compare to 15, 330 or 22,995 days of us eating whatever we want? It may be tempting to fall prey to the latest cleanse products but ask yourself, is it realistic? This is not to say that a cleanse, juicing or fasting will not work but it has to be a natural and certified organic product that you can consider using for an extended period of time. (make sure you read the label and ingredients) Finding a long term fit is more effective than fitting into the current trend.