8 Ways to Detox Post Holiday!
#1 Stay Hydrated & Switch-out Sugary Drinks - Make sure you are getting enough fresh, clean water. If you’re craving sugary drinks, try natural watermelon juice or cucumber water or warm lemon water upon awakening. Try an assortment of juices from grapefruit, lime, celery, raspberries, strawberries and/or teas from ginger or dandelion root or a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in-between meals.
#2 Intermittent Fasting - Choose two days a week like a Tuesday and Friday to take only liquids and juice until suppertime. Choose a sensible dinner. This helps your body and liver to detox, reset, and work stronger.
#3 Get More Fiber - choose more raw organic fruits, veggies and salads to fill up on, these are “the scrubbers” that help you stay satiated and help bind and pull toxins out of the body.
#3 Eliminate Processed Foods, Carbohydrates and Processed Meats - Instead of bacon, hot dogs and sausages, choose wild caught salmon or grass-fed beef. Instead of processed wheat or rice, choose quinoa.
#4 Limit your Salt Intake - Choose a better form of salt like Himalayan pink salt, try healing spices and herbs like cumin, parsley, paprika, basil, cilantro to season your foods.
#5 Get More Rest - be sure to get enough sleep, take time for self-care, this is a critical time to rebuild and restore body systems, and it plays a major role in our immune system’s functionality and health as well. If you have trouble keeping a healthy sleep routine try engaging in practices such as meditation or receiving acupuncture treatments.
#6 Get Daily Exercise - like walking, jogging or your favorite work-out. A light sweat will help eliminate toxins. The CDC recommends at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate-intensity cardio every week. Exercise has other numerous benefits related to cardiovascular health, blood pressure, weight maintenance, mood and mental health.
#7 Minimize Stress - Choose a gentle hatha yoga, stretching and/or mindfulness. Keep active with your favorite hobbies, this will help you to remain busy during the detox process.
#8 Stay Social (and yes virtual counts!) - We may not be meeting up for dinners or workouts like we used to, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo all connection with friends and family. Maintaining meaningful connections with others (like friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors) is an often overlooked part of good mental and physical health. The impact of social isolation is tremendous, and a subjective feeling of loneliness has been found to be as dangerous to the body as smoking 15 cigarettes/day. Maintaining meaningful connections with others (like friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors) is an often overlooked part of good mental and physical health.