End of year festivities are always hard on the health. All through holiday season we stuff ourselves with food and alcohol, and two days into the New Year leaves us bloated and buried under toxins. Kickstart that New Year resolution of getting into shape by getting rid of the holiday fat first. To help you do that, we have a 3-day long detox that is easy to do and will jumpstart your weight loss process.
Detoxing doesn’t have to be a grim chore. A simple cleansing program can increase your vitality, bolster your immune system, and leave you with healthy habits to live by all year long.
During the 3 days of your detox, you need to do all things listed below.
Drink up! Lots of water will help cleanse your system and get you back on track to a healthier you. Remember you should have at least 64 ounces of water per day or half your body weight in ounces of water daily.
Start off your day with a glass of hot water with lemon and honey. Also include coconut water and fresh fruit juices in your 3 day diet plan.
These foods harbor healing promise for those looking to detox, and they’re safe to consume every day.
Apples and grapes are high fiber fruits that cleanse the colon. Artichokes are a great source of antioxidants. Leafy greens like chard, kale, spinach, dandelions, chickweed, and salad leaves not only are among the most nutrient-rich vegetables, they help purify the GI tract. Lemons contain antioxidant, antiseptic, and cleansing substances. Once ingested, lemon’s alkaline effect helps counter excess acid, while its high vitamin-C content bolsters the immune system.
Include the following on each day of the program:
* 8 ounces of lean protein.
* Fresh vegetables, steamed or raw, favoring leafy greens (spinach, kale) and high-fiber options (broccoli, celery). Eat as much as you want.
* 4 servings of fruit, including 2 organic apples for fiber.
You don’t need elaborate workout schedules for exercising. Try doing cardio for 10-15 minutes each day – it’s enough to keep you in shape. Challenge yourself and try a new exercise that you have never done before. If you are a regular at the gym, mix it up a bit. Try a class like Zumba, dancing, kickboxing, aerobics, step aerobics, yoga or Pilates. Sweating out the excess calories and toxins from the holiday is a great way to detoxify the body.
Your healthy habits should not be forgotten after the 3 day long detox, but your goal should be to build up healthier habits slowly and manage them to ultimately lead a life-long healthier lifestyle. Remember to stay focused on the longevity of better habits!
Cheers to a healthier, happier you!