If you plan on doing a detox program, your health will benefit from these easy to do tips and you will be standing in no time at the supposed destination you have set for yourself.
Be a green machine
Dark leafy greens are full of vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and minerals. They are great for detox and have anti-inflammatory properties thus help keep the immune system strong. They are also high in dietary fiber that is great for increasing elimination. Try arugula, kale, romaine, collard greens and spinach in lightly steamed salads or in a green smoothie.
Beware of the food demons
Cut sugar, processed foods, gluten and dairy or even minimize consuming them. Take out one item at a time and focus with what you can replace it in your diet. Try celery hummus instead of cheese. Use a chard leaf and make a wrap instead of a tortilla. The food demons without a doubt will clog and slow your metabolism down. If you do not believe it, just try out for two weeks and let your system be the judge.
Follow the rule of conscious eating
Eat well at a minimum 80% of the time and allow yourself to go wild 20% of the time. This can be a genuinely freeing concept if you really take it on. When you follow a healthy eating routine 80% of the time, your body will run like a well oiled machine. And this machine will much more easily process that 20% — you’ll find that your body won’t slow down the way it used to. As an added bonus, when you do “indulge,” you’ll find a new appreciation for your old favorite foods. Eating a decadent food won’t carry guilt anymore and will be less toxic on your body.
Drink water daily
Water is the answer to everything. It is not a secret that our body is made up of 75% water. And it needs lots of water to move toxins out of the system, to thrive and to function. People like to say that their main weapon is actually that they drink close to their body weight in ounces. But a general rule is that even more is better. If you are not peeing at least ten times a day, keep drinking
Get your heart rate up
In fact, experts claim that the body detoxing eight times faster with regular workouts. It is very important for the overall emotional and mental health and as an additional bonus sweat is the easiest and fastest way to release toxins.
Practice easy food combining
Food combining is a big topic and almost science. What is really known is that upwards of 81% of the body’s energy is spend toward digestion in any given meal. Also known is that waste equals weight. For keeping the good cleanse, eat in simple and specific food combinations so that your body has to do less work and to take out the trash more easily. Potatoes and meat, bacon and eggs, rice and chicken, fruit for dessert are all combining nightmares, making your body do overtime. Make veggies the center of your food world and add in either a grain or a protein. Eat fruit on an empty stomach unless it is blended. Remember, digestion should happen in the background of life. If your stomach is “talking” to you, check your food combinations.
Keep soul food balanced
Soul food is the other area of your life that feed and nourishes you. These are things like having a regular spiritual practice, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and healthy relationships. You can be eating quinoa and kale all the time but if any area of your soul food is not balanced, you won’t feel as healthy as possible.