"I feel so thankful to have lost 13 (!!!!!!) pounds during this 30 days. It's so motivating to me to continue to make great choices. I also feel like for the first time in my life I'm not rushing to get to my goal weight next week. If I am consistent with my eating and continue to put in the exercise, the rest will come as my body is ready to release it. Thank you Melissa for the tools. Thanks to the whole group for the never ending support!!!" ~Mary C
"I lost 10 lbs this time around. I felt more focused with my diet and exercise. I have not felt this good in a long time!!! I no longer have that heavy, bloated, and unhappy feeling anymore. To date, I have lost a total of 21 lbs since January 1st. For the first time in 8 years, I had to go buy clothes that were a size smaller. I know you all know how great of a feeling that is. So, in closing, thank you all so much for all your posts. Melissa, thank you for what you do." - MG
"Eating for fuel and nourishment is the main thing I learned on the cleanse! I was always afraid to eat in fear of gaining weight because I don't exercise. But to my surprise..eating the "correct" foods gave me the energy I needed to get through my day, cleared my mined, and supplied me with the energy I was lacking to exercise! I would punish myself with food, not eating ect. Now, I use food to live! It's such a great feeling!" ~SS
"Thank you so very much Melissa. You have been the catalyst of change I needed. I will be forever grateful to you. I know my journey has just begun; but because of you I am now well equipped. Blessings & quinoa forever!" ~Ellen P.
"Before I started this cleanse, my eating habits were way out of line. Your cleanse has "reset" my eating habits. I've rediscovered the taste of real food and eating to live." ~Diane H
"I'm happy to say that I don't miss my morning coffee at all and have tons of energy in the morning to complete my workouts! I am also now aware that I feel much better without gluten in my diet. At the beginning of the cleanse, you said we should pay attention to what, when and why we eat. This was eye-opening for me, especially when it comes to mid-afternoons at work when bad eating habits try to take over. I'm planning on continuing this way of eating and can't wait for your cookbook to come out!" ~Anne D.
I could not be happier with the decision I made to join your Vital Life cleanse and plan to continue this way of life.
"I just want to say thank you for this absolutely wonderful cleanse experience. When I decided to take on the challenge of the cleanse, I knew I wanted to learn more about a Vegan lifestyle and way of eating but had no idea where to begin as I had never given up meat, dairy or gluten in the past. Thanks to your guidance and the support of the group, I am happy to report that I actually found it to be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences ever! I followed your guidelines and recipes and never missed a beat. That probably has alot to do with all of the wonderful whole foods that I was able to incorporate into my diet and your mouth-watering variety of recipes! After the first couple of days, I completely lost the sugar & carb cravings that have had such a hold over me for years and I have not missed meat or dairy at all. My skin cleared up, I lost 6 lbs and I just felt lighter in general and more in touch with the food that fuels my body on a daily basis.
Besides my daily thyroid meds, I have not had medicines of any kind since the end of December...this after not thinking twice about popping a pill for every little ache and pain. However, since the cleanse, my aches and pains have decreased substantially so I really haven't had the need for any. I would have a headache here & there before the cleanse but have not had one since the beginning of the cleanse when I gave up coffee and all other caffienes.
Anyway, I could not be happier with the decision I made to join your Vital Life cleanse and plan to continue this way of life. I have been spreading the word to anyone that will listen that this is a must for anyone who is serious about their health and well-being!" ~Jennifer S.
"I'm doing the booty dance right now!! My dr's office just called me and told me my cholestrol level went from 225 to 196. My last dr's visit was in November 2011. So this is astonishing for me. Thryoid levels are perfect and he said overrall health has improved in such a short period time. Thanks Melissa Costello for the 30 day Vegan Cleanse. I know this helped me out tremendously." ~ Shannon L.
This cleanse changed my life forever! I have never felt better and am so much more knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition! I am more aware of whats going in my body....all blood work from the dr came back equivalent to a girl in her 20's....and I'm 38:). One of the best decisions I've ever made! ~DV
For me it's not just about what I'm eating - changing my mindset of the food that will heal me & listening to my bodies gentle messages of what is good... It's about my moving & listening to my bodies gentle message of how great I feel....
"What a difference a day makes - yesterday I allowed myself to talk me into staying in bed and fall to the hold of laziness through an extra 30 mins of sleep. I listened to my body and heard it loud and clear your health is more important...Let's get your cholesterol down this is for your life not for your mind.
Today, renewed I woke early... I put my ear plugs in with a John Herberman playing "Music Inspired for Positive Thinking", my Xoom with Nook opened to an inspiring book, my treadmill set at a good pace.
I was able to get in 2 miles in 32 mins. I didn't set any records but what I did do was hold my shoulders up, my core engaged, my arms pumping at a good and even flow, my legs/feet moving in a good rhythm and now I can say I achieved a great start to my day!"
I realize for me it's a daily decision, sometimes even a moment by moment choice for my health & listening to what is good, gentle, loving and caring. I'm a work in progress and I'm Creating My Healthy Life one decision at a time.