Top 10 Tips For A Good Detox Experience

Top detox tips

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Top Detox Advice

For a good detox experience try the following ten strategies.

  1. Drink a large cup of warm water with juice from 1/2 lemon or 1 lime. Add ginger and 1 teaspoon honey.
    Do this every morning for best results (but if you feel like throwing up because your stomach is still empty, try it a little later in the day or try building up to the full ingredient amounts little by little every day).
  2. Start drinking lots of water –and I mean lots!
    Ok, you should obviously avoid water poisoning. If you’re worried check here for how much is too much.
  3. Avoid foods containing white sugar and white flour (I think I just cried; my grandmother’s cake essentials).
  4. Avoid red meat and replace with fish, eggs and plant protein sources like legumes (lentils, chickpeas and beans), quinoa, walnuts and seeds.
    This is a tough one- it’s surprising how many places red meat creeps into!
  5. Enjoy salads and vegetables (both raw and cooked) – just remember to go light on dressings and oils!
    I always ask for dressing on the side so I can control the amount; otherwise my salads and vegetables usually swim in them.
  6. Avoid processed fats and sugars found in sweets and junk food.
    Keep snacks with you. Sometimes just a handful of nuts goes a long way (and really, how hard is it to find a place in your life for 10 almonds?)
  7. Buy organic. I know it costs more, but adding pesticides and chemicals to your chemical-removing regimen is not good.
  8. Consume whole grain and multi-grain foods.
  9. Get your sugar fix from honey, stevia and agave nectar. (See? It’s not too bad.)
  10. Avoid alcohol like the plague. (Party pooper! You can try marijuana on your days off if you’re into that kind of thing, just make sure your edible brownies follow the rules above and you ingest dandelion to help regulate your munchies.)

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