Are you Ready? It’s time to Detox from parties, shopping, food, overindulgence, stress, and lack of sleep by shifting your focus back to nourishing foods, habits, and hydration.
I’ve got your Six Step Plan and even a sample menu. Let’s get started!
STEP ONE: Focus on fluids for hydration. Aim to drink an 8 ounce glass of water for each hour you are awake (I’m already at 32 ounces!) Include a squeeze of lemon for added liver detox.
STEP TWO: Eat fresh, brightly colored green veggies, especially cruciferous veggies such as broccoli or Brussels sprouts and dark leafy greens, including kale and chard. Their high levels of chlorophyll are like the “wash” cycle for your cells; they encourage the release of toxins and they nourish your cells with added vitamins and minerals as well as fiber to cleanse your colon too.
STEP THREE: Increase antioxidants with brightly colored fruits, especially berries, to increase blood flow and to fortify your kidneys for detox processes.
STEP FOUR: Eat foods rich in omega 3 to reduce inflammation. Salmon and seeds such as flax or even adding a Fish Oil Supplement are an effective precursor to the hormone that blocks inflammation, much the same as aspirin does.
STEP FIVE: Move (30-60 minutes). Sweating aids detox, and with the added sugar and carbs of the weekend, you have additional “fuel” for a longer, slow workout. Make this a fun, enjoyable run or bike, rather than an interval or intense training session.
STEP SIX: Use epsom salt in a hot bath to draw out toxins. Add lavender oil for pampering and an Activated Charcoal Mask and body scrub for opening and flushing out pores.
SAMPLE DETOX MENU
**give your body a rest of 2-3 hours between each meal; no sugar, no snacking/nibbling**
ALL DAY: Lemon Water (approx 100 fluid oz)
BREAKFAST:Whole grain toast, egg, avocado/green tea
LUNCH: Big green salad (greens, veggies, beans, seeds, onion/garlic, fresh herbs, and spices. Dress with lemon juice and avocado oil.
SNACK: Raw Green Organic Power Shake or Green Smoothie formula *Use my health code “pacerkristen” for $50 off your Power Shake!
DINNER: Salmon with quinoa and roasted broccoli
EVENING: Fresh fruit or berries
Are you ready to commit to lasting changes? Use the steps above, and head to the website to start your personal nutritional program or personal health coaching! Let’s DO THIS!