Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A look inside the Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe liquid cleanse!

As Friday December 11th came to an end it marked the final day of the final liquid cleanse of 2015.
Each month the Cafe staff gears up for the liquid cleanse we offer. Between 10 and 20 participants, many are return cleansers, sign-up with different goals in mind. Some want to lose weight, some get back "on" the wagon, maybe that blood work did not come back as good as last time, your cravings are kicking your ass… nothing five days of organic liquids, made with love, cannot help!

You can do a liquid cleanse anytime you want either at a local place or on-line with the offerings being overnighted to you. The Cafe picks one week each month, typically the 1st full week, and the staff at Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe really rallies! One staff member + glen arrive each morning around 5:30am, turn on the music, plug in the juicer and juice away! Typically we make 4 juices and 1 smoothie and brew a tasty herbal tea between 5:30 and 7:15am. Cleansers start arriving at 7:30am to pick up their 100% organic goodies. A Purple Cafe carry bag is given to each cleanser on Monday and filled with 4 juices, 1 smoothie and 1 soup + a menu of all the ingredients in each offering.
Starting the Friday before the cleanse even starts education/support emails are sent to prepare new cleansers to thrive during the week while also supporting and educating return cleansers!
As Jan. 2016 approaches an before you sign up for a liquid cleanse research the various cleanses that
you can choose from and be sure that there are knowlegable people to support your journey into liquid living!  see our cleanse page on http://www.catchahealthyhabit.com/events 

                                 Have the best finish to 2015 and by far the best 2016 ever!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Holidays are here! Will your digestive system survive?

This post is not on what to eat or what not to eat from now
until Jan. 2nd but the ancillary things you
can do to give your digestive system a chance!!!
1. Chew Chew Chew… and repeat!
    Health.USnews nails it here in this article!
2. Drinking while you eat will cause you
    digestive system to be Beat!
    1/2 hr. before or an hour later but not with your meal.
     I know it sucks to not gulp down
    that wine with you entree but the digestive system
    does not love extra liquids
     when it has food to digest.
     The Food Babe drives home this point!
3. Just Eat! Let eating be the only thing you are doing.
    Get to the dinner table!
    No computer, phone… allowed!
4. Before your 1st bite --RELAX take a few deep breaths…
    If you just yelled at the dog for
    snatching a peice of bread off the counter
                     chill out before you start eating!!!!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Time to Celebrate our 6th Year in Fairfield!!!!!!

Wow!!
6 years on 39 Unquowa rd. in Fairfield Ct.!
Still CT. only ALL RAW FOOD Cafe.
*All Organic
*All Raw

We are Celebrating!!!!!!!!!

ALL DAY WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY
Dine In only (does not include add on's)
LARGE (16oz) juice or smoothie normally $9  now  $6
Any dish from the "EATS" menu normally $8.50 - $11.50 now $6

Wednesday November 23rd  (special hours 8am-4pm)
Thursday    November 24th   (closed)
 Friday        November  25th  (special hours 9am-6pm)


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Glen's Cleanse Diary Day 5

The Catch A Healthy Habit Cleanse is officially 5 days. It is over as
I write this Saturday morning. I feel great! Lighter!!!!!!!!
I had three bowel movements yesterday of epic proportion and one already this am.
I had stuff that, finally, after giving the digestive system a break from incoming
FOOD to digest is processed some OLD stuff.
Of course this is only my opinion but it is my body and I know what I feel.
I waited until dinner time to have the famous Gazpacho soup,
and boy was it worth the wait!!

What is the plan for Saturday?
Lots of water to start the day -- 32 oz before I go to open Cafe at 9am.
The plan for the rest of the day: herbal tea when I get to Cafe followed
by a breakfast smoothie loaded with super foods!
I will pack 2 smoothies, 1 juice, an avocado and apple for my afternoon trip.
The cross country team I coach has a meet an hour away in Hartford.
Van leaves at noon and returns at 6pm.
I will eat dinner Saturday night and try to keep it real light agian until lunch on Sunday.

I will do one final wrap up blog on my cleanse week Sunday night/Monday morning!

CATCH A HEALTHY HABIT's next Supported Liquid Cleanse is November 9th-13th



Thursday, October 8, 2015

Glen's Cleanse Diary day 4

Thursday, like Tuesday you get a Chai Seed pudding along with 3 juices, a soup and a smoothie.
The chai seed pudding never taste better then when you eat one while on a cleanse. The smoothie was a green one, loaded with spinach, mango, orange and avocado. Super filling day. I have yet to consume the soup which is a coconut, yellow pepper soup. Again I am feeling great. Much lighter but not from a losing weight standpoint. Some aches and pains are less achy! I find myself getting stuff done! Yard work that has been doable for 4 weeks but has not got done is done this week!

On normal cleanse weeks when I go in early every morning to prepare the organic, gmo free goodies, by Wednesday I have to take a nap. This week napping has not crossed my mind!

Am I detoxing? Am I going number 2 five times a day?
What is happening is my body is working more efficient and it has me in a better mood and more focused.  If this week allows me to catch healthier habits than I had then it has been well worth it.
As Friday approaches I will share how I plan to break the cleanse and will I continue for another day or two??

PS Have you done the Catch A Healthy Habit Clease? We just started a private FB group where you can share about your experience, ask a question or leand support!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/548476091970457/



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Glen's Cleanse Diary Day 3

I woke up feeling light and energetic! Wednesday is garbage day
and out that went, my garbage went out too!
A nice movement 1st thing in the am (#2) even made me feel lighter.
I chased that with 32 ounces of water, 8oz's of that I mixed in "Calm".
Off to Cafe to make the juices and…

I can't control myself when tomato juice meets green juice.
One of the juices today was parsley, cucumber and tomato.
After pouring the juice into bottles there was about 12 oz's left,
not for long, down the hatch it went! The same happened with t
he smoothie, Goji Power. Can't dump it down the drain.
Open the hatch! By 7:45 am I had the equivalent to two cleanse offerings.
It got ugly fast.  At 8:15 I grabbed for my actual parsley, cucumber,
tomato juice and slam, that was gone. I said to myself you gotta slow
down, but the mind (the voice) had a different take on things.

Things calmed down from there. I got out the door at 10:30 with
the rest of my liquids only having a ginger shot and a cup of Fire-Fly Chai tea.

So far here is my biggest take-away: if I am busy I am not grabbing and
stuffing food or juice in my mouth. After the Cafe I got the dogs and
hit the beach, followed by running some errands and WALA, I had
not thought about my juices, smoothies… I was not even hungy again
until 2pm. I grabbed two juices and headed to cross country practice.
At practice I felt great and ran 2.5 miles. Not a big deal but it was the
first time in a long time that I had run two days in a row!!!!

5:30 is dinner time, but what did I have left? To my surprise there was a
zucchini/avocado soup waiting for me. I added some kelp flakes and s
ome nasturtium flowers, for a little spice, and boy did that hit the spot!
A lot of water and HUMP day is done!



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Glen's Cleanse Diary Day #2

Day #2 was actually easier - The "I'm Staving" moment came later in the day, after a juice and a big glass of water, it left the building! I took advantage of the Free Shots special on Tues. and Wed. and sucked down a ginger shot followed by a stiff "kick"! The complimentary tea was awesome today! 5th Charkra from Mountain Rose Herbs, I cheated, I had two cups. Organic Licorice root, organic Marshmallow root, organic Echinacea purpurea root, organic Orange peel, organic Cinnamon bark, organic Ginger root, organic Fennel seed, and organic Cloves.  
The Licorice root reminded me of the days when black sambuca was the shot of choice!!!!!!

I started the day with warm water and a scoop of "Natural Calm" - this assures that the #2 I talked about up top happens!!!!  Next it was #1 - green juice with oregano and tomato, then it was on to the smoothie by late morning.
After walking the dogs (12:30) it was a nap in the sun outside on the deck!
Awake to a Chia pudding, I added cinnamon and nutmeg!!! YUMMY -- super full at this point!
On to coach cross country at a local HS at 2:45 -- I took #3 and #6 with with me and a large mug of water. I ran 2.5 miles and FELT AWESOME. I drank the water and #3. Returned home to walk the dogs again and my favorite part of the day…. drum roll…. a 40 minute infa red sauna that is in our guest bedroom! MAN DID I SWEAT!!!!!!!  SWEAT = DETOX!!!!!!
At 9:00 I am signing off happy to go to sleep feeling amazing!