Tips for a Successful Detox
You’re looking to cleanse and so you want some tips for a successful detox. I want to help you have the easiest time, so in addition to discussing toxins, what to remove I will focus this blog on delicious recipe tips for a successful detox!!
But first, let’s discuss toxins. There are many ways that we can become “toxic”. The food we eat (no matter how clean),cleaning products, grooming/beauty products, the air/environment, the workplace and social places are just a few factors that can contribute to our toxicity in the forms of airborne chemicals like fragrances, chemicals from industry and home, ionizing radiation, water and fat soluble toxins are in the water we drink, in medications and pesticides we come into contact, and even the metabolites from stress and disease we face on a daily basis.
What Is a Detox?
A detox is a period of time where you are making food and lifestyle choices that support your body’s daily efforts in eliminating toxic waste. So while your body does do some detox every day, the chemical burden from our food, environments and lifestyle have overwhelmed our bodies. Often detox is focused on food elimination - it could be a juice fast, a soup cleanse, or a water fast! Yikes! These extreme detoxes are not the only way to go. While it is very important to remove or keep to a minimum any processed and refined foods, fast food and most restaurant food, added sugar, alcohol, vaping, any non-prescription medications. Some people go vegetarian or vegan on a detox because animal products are not detoxifying per say, however this depends on the kind of metabolism you have, you dietary needs, and plans for your detox. As mentioned, no matter what type of detox you choose, the goal is to rid our bodies of these toxins to help us obtain optimum health. Having toxins store up can make us more susceptible to illness and disease.
Now that you know how we become toxic keep reading to learn when is the ideal time to do a detox.
When to do a Detox?
I recommend doing a detox seasonally, or four times a year. This is good to refocus our
eating habits, jump start our system and a nice way to start a new cycle of the year. Plus doing some detox every day is THE BEST WAY to move forward in life for healthy organs and optimal energy!!
What to Eat on a Detox?
Check out my day in the life of a detoxer - eat these meals for the entire duration of your detox - 3-10 days - or pick and choose a detox-friendly meal every day of the week! Your skin, digestion and energy will reimburse you!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DETOXER (THE RECIPES)
1 bag organic spinach
1 tsp organic olive oil
1⁄2 cup plain, organic tomato sauce
1 organic egg
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, chopped (optional)
Saute the olive oil, spinach, garlic and pepper until lightly wilted. Bring spinach all
together in the center of the pan and add tomato sauce. Form a well in the middle of theh
sauce and add the egg. Cover and steam until egg is cooked, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to plate,
add pepper to egg and enjoy!
1 cup raw veggie sticks, (carrots, celery, peppers, etc)
2 cups organic mixed greens, (kale, arugula, spinach)
1/3 organic cucumber, diced
1 organic tomato, diced
1 organic jalapeno or 1⁄2 organic bell pepper, diced
1⁄2 cup fresh organic berries, or fresh seasonal organic fruit
1 tsp organic olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh organic herbs, chopped
Fresh cracked pepper
Juice of 1 organic lime
Mix all ingredients together, use the lime juice and olive oil as the dressing and enjoy!
1 piece or seasonal organic fruit
A handful of nuts or seeds
2-3oz lean protein, steamed or baked (ie: tofu, shrimp, salmon, boneless/skinless chicken
2 cups steamed spinach
1 cup steamed broccoli
Season with fresh cracked pepper, garlic and fresh lemon juice (on the protein)
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DETOX
~Drink half your body weight of water in ounces everyday (ie: if someone is 100lbs, they
need 50oz of water daily) I cant state how CRUCIAL it is to flush out your system. Yes peeing and pooping are essential on a detox!!
~Especially if you are prone to constipation, have a glass of warm water with the juice of a half of a lemon upon waking up
~Use supplements for a complete detox. Here is the link to the ones I recommend - a one week detox in a box that can be repeated, or a 1 month detoxification program that gets all your detox organs working over the entire 30 days. . These products are tops; professional and my clients LOVE THEM and so do I because they really help facilitate an amazing detox.
~Avoid social media, the internet and the news for part of the week to "detox" your mind
~Commit to light exercise, such as meditation, restorative yoga and nature walks
~Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sugar, starches and processed foods - yes even your favorite ones - you will be thrilled by how your cravings disappear and it’s easier to lose weight.
As you can see there are a lot of superb tips for a successful detox, but also a lot of options to make it your own. The most important thing is that you are eliminating all those chemicals and toxins daily so you stay healthy, and become healthier over time.
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