Have you ever felt radiant and buzzing with pride over compliments after completing a successful detox? When you are glowing with health and have a flat tummy, it’s inevitable, you say to yourself: this is how I’m going to eat for the rest of my life. You feel happy, energized and on top of the world! And then life happens; a birthday from here, a bachelorette party from there, leftovers from your kids’ plate. Food and alcohol find you again.
You say to yourself everyday that you’re going to start over again. And it doesn’t happen. You’ll find in this article guidance into cleansing and detoxing as a lifestyle.
Start your day with hot lemon water. Boil a fresh pot of water. Take a quart size mason jar and add to it the juice of half a lemon. Drinking it will gently wake up your digestive and lymphatic systems, which helps remove toxins from the body. It also helps to cleanse and detox the liver, giving you more energy, balancing hormones and improving digestion and elimination.
When you follow a healthful eating routine 80% of the time, your body will easily process the 20% of wildness. You’ll find that your body won’t slow down the way it used to. As an added bonus, when you do “indulge,” Eating a decadent meal or snack won’t carry guilt anymore, which is also less toxic on your system.
Minimize sugar, processed foods, gluten and dairy. Take one item at a time and focus on what you can add to your diet in place of these items.
Food combining is a big topic. Upwards of 80% of our body’s energy goes toward digestion in any given meal and waste equals weight. To keep the good cleanse vibe flowing, eat in simple yet specific food combinations. Meat and potatoes, eggs and bacon, chicken and rice, fruit for dessert — these are all food combining nightmares, making your body do overtime. Make vegetables the center of your food universe and add in either a protein or a grain. Eat fruit on an empty stomach.
As you already know, your body is made up of 80% water. Thus, you have to drink a lot of water. In doing so, you move toxins out of the body, to function and thrive. So drink half your body weight in ounces daily.
Dark leafy greens are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They’re anti-inflammatory and great for detox and help keep our immune system strong. They’re also high in good dietary fiber. Just because you’re eating greens doesn’t mean it tastes bad. Try on the green smoothies and here is one example for you: Start with 2 cups of water then add to it a cup of your favorite fruit (banana, peach, pear, mango etc…) and a big handful of your favorite leafy greens (romaine, spinach, kale, etc). Blend until smooth and well combined.
In addition to this cleansing detox, exercising, doing Pilates or yoga is a great way to fulfill your lifestyle. It helps you relax and lets your mind at balanced state.