Best Methods For You To Jump Start Your Detox Plan For The New Year
New Year is just around the corner, so what’s a better way for you to start 2019 than to reset your body? That’s right, we’re talking about going on a detox cleanse.
Going on a detox is good because it helps you to get rid of toxins in your body. Long-term exposure to toxins like environmental pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals and industrial waste can affect our metabolism, immune system. Yikes!
Fret not, there are tons of ways for you to cleanse your body. For example, with tea detox, fruit juice detox, water detox and so on — which will give your digestive system a break from its regular role, and bring about miraculous results, from weight loss and getting more energy to glowing skin. So if you’re just starting to go on a detox cleanse, here are the right steps for you can take:
1. Don’t starve yourself
Eat clean and avoid snacking. So yes, you can and should eat your three-meals a day to prevent yourself from feeling hungry every hour. The rule of the thumb is, if it comes in a bag or can, just skip it. Go for healthy greens and fresh fruits instead.These high fiber food choices include whole grains, beans, edamame, broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower. When you eat nutritious food per meal and fast until the next meal, it allows your body to fully and properly digest all of its food. This will also train your brain to send signals when you’re actually hungry and not because you’re bored.
2. Drink lemon water every morning
Simply squeeze half a lemon into water, mix and drink. Yummy! However, remember to drink lemon water in room temperature because cold foods and drinks can shock your system and cause the digestion system to slow down. Lemon contain nutrients and immunity boosters like vitamin C, potassium and pectin fiber that helps curb hunger and cravings. Not only that, it also help to speed up enzyme function and stimulate the liver to flush out toxins.
3. Say no to sugar
Cut all forms of food that contain sugar, be it processed foods, soda, alcohol, and even sugar in your tea and coffee. We know sugar is super addictive but it also affects our health negatively like weight gain and have carcinogenic effects. If you have a sweet tooth, this may be extremely hard for you — but trust us, in a few days, you’ll feel totally fresh!
4. Stay hydrated
Make sure your body has enough liquid intake to avoid dehydration. So drink plenty of water! H2O not only hydrates the body and helps the kidney to flush out toxins from the body naturally but it also acts as an appetite suppressant. Hence, you will be less prone to overeating and snacking unhealthily.
5. Sweat it out
The key to detoxify effectively is to exercise, as it allows the body to expel toxins through sweat, burn fat and regulate weight loss hormones. But since your going on a detox plan, you might want to lower the intensity of your workout and shorten the time duration or you might risk burning out.
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