A Rejuvenating 5-day Body Detox Plan
Cleanliness should be maintained not only on the outside but more so on the inside of your body.
Easter is over for another year. Do you feel like your body needs a shower, or a cleanse? I don't know about you, but many of us these days stick to a clean diet and certainly know the effects when we go off track for a few days, especially around Easter when we relax with holidays and give in to the chocolate and sugar.
"A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses."
- Lee Haney, Professional Athlete.
If this is the case for you, detoxification might be the answer. Detoxification can help to keep a healthy body, which also results in a healthy mind and healthy relationship with yourself.
We need to help our system in regulating the body processes. Through the process of detoxification, the toxins are flushed out of your body, helping you to restore both physical and mental alertness.
However, you should not wait for your body organs to be stressed out and overworked before taking action.
I don't know about you but I just struggle with a "normal" detox. There is no way I could go on a water or juice detox - I don't have the willpower. But there is one that I find is achievable.
When I feel my body becoming stressed, I use a 5-day detox to kickstart my system back into place, rejuvenating my body as well as my spirit. I am a lover of food, a lot of food, so starving myself to detox is a no go. Also, for me "diet" is a four-letter word, but if you are also looking for a kickstart to weight loss as well as to clean your system, this can help with that too.
During my detox, my meals consist mostly of fresh fruits and green, leafy vegetables. Fats (not the good fats in avocados, etc), oil, preservatives and food additives are a big no when undergoing the process of detoxification, but seeds and nuts (in moderation) are great. I am not a big meat eater, especially red meat as it is hard to digest, so during this period I only have small amounts of fish, such as salmon, white fish and tuna on certain days, but I do try to have meatless days as this suits my body.
Alcohol is off the list for the 5 days, well 4 and a half days. I do enjoy a glass of wine on the Friday. And if you are really good you can go without coffee, but what I do is change from soy to almond milk during this period and only have one coffee per day.
Sometimes, it is the small steps that lead to big changes.
The main thing is to eat as clean and raw as possible. I do include juices and smoothies if I want.
And since water is a universal solvent, six to eight glasses is recommended daily. Water is a significant factor in the detoxification process; it flushes out the toxins in the forms of perspiration, urine, or stool. I also drink a lot of coconut water.
Although you seem to eat less when detoxifying, please be assured that you will not starve, and ironically, you will even boost your stamina. It is because your intake is limited only to foods which are healthy and are suitable for your digestive system. Try to eat slowly and really chew your food and enjoy the taste sensations you have created.
Give this a go for this week, or even incorporate into your lifestyle for a couple of days per week. A great way to clean your body from the inside.
The above detox works well for me, but if this doesn't suit you, please consult a nutritionist to design a detox for your lifestyle and health. You should also seek a doctor's advice before the commencement of any detoxification.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
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