My crazier & sexier life

Time to wrap up my thoughts from Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet. I said it before, and I’ll say it again: this book has changed my life. I think about food differently,Crazy Sexy Diet Kris Carr I’ve developed new habits and I’m embarking on a journey of understanding how what I eat affects all aspects of my body and life.

Exciting stuff!

What I call “full being well–being” is a concept very important to me, so I loved this line in chapter 7: “Of diet, meditation, and exercise, which do you think is the most important for a vibrant God pod glow? Whichever you’re not doing. Zoinks!” (p. 130). Meditation or a quiet prayer time are fairly synonymous terms in my mind; generally speaking, make that time what you need it to be. I like to start with a simple meditation practice of deep breathing and thinking through my body from my feet to my head and through my arms. Meaning, be aware of you body.

I then take a few minutes to calmly think through my day (what I will be doing, or what I did). This relieves some stress by acknowledging what I’ve got going on and is a bit of a pep talk: “It’s going to a good day; I can handle this or that; Great job, you managed that well.” Finally, I conclude the time with some prayer.

Carr writes, “It’s the perfect time to practice a new language of healthy messages sent to yourself and others… ‘I am healthy, I am strong, I am focused, I am powerful, I am lean, I am confident, I am whole.'” (p. 130).
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All in all, this process can take me anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. And boy, does it help! I feel centered, I feel refreshed mentally, I feel able to tackle my day, and then I’ve looked outward in prayer, most often for family or people around me. I don’t yet consistently do this exercise every day, but I really need to. In the process of developing this habit!

Other beauty tips Carr recommends include:

  • dry brushing – recently started this myself and I love it. My skin feels so much better.
  • essential oils (being careful about synthetic oils).
  • regular use of a neti pot.
  • messages and acupuncture – “Hands–on healing should be part of your regular life maintenance.”
  • sleep!

The book followed up with a discussion about digestive enzyme and other supplements, shopping lists, and the Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen. This graphic is now printed out and posted on my fridge.

Dirty Dozen / Clean Fifteen

And FINALLY, the exciting part: a detox. Carr outlined the 21 days in detail, so get the book if you’re interested in following her detox. She also created a questionnaire and said to make enough copies for each day. Not having a copier, but armed with Illustrator and a printer, I made a similar graphic that is easy to print and follow. Be sure to get Crazy Sexy Diet, or her cookbook – or she has tons of recipes online – for meals and smoothies to make yourself.

P.S. I make a green smoothie nearly every day now, and I swear by them. I feel so much better nearly immediately after I drink one. Carr’s rule of thumb: 2 parts veggies to 1 part fruit. Right now I’m using spinach, cabbage, cucumber, yellow pepper, 1/3 of a frozen banana, and some mixed frozen fruit with water and a squirt of lemon juice. I cut up enough veggies to last a week so I can make them quickly. Seriously awesome sauce.

KrisCarr.com 20 questions over 21 days {Piloting Paper Airplanes}

Your turn! Are any of these activities part of your routine
(smoothies, meditation, dry brushing, etc.)?

I’d love to know what your favorites are!


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6 thoughts on “My crazier & sexier life

  1. I’ve seen that book in stores a few times but I need to look at it again I think. I am really interested in learning about some of these “diets” although some are more healthy than others and you have to take a lot of them with a grain of salt.

    • I think book title is a bit of a misnomer. It’s not a “fad diet” like other books I’ve seen, but she teaches real ways to change your eating habits to be better for your body and lifestyle. I also appreciate that she has her recommendations, but she’s also clear to say we each have to experiment with these tools and find what works best for us.

      Definitely check it out! I just got it from my local library (not a big book buyer unless I know I always like it). This one is on my wish list now.

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