Ready to detox? It’s the time of year when New Year’s Resolutions are in full force because bikini season is just around the corner. I just finished telling my husband this morning we should start doing a quarterly detox. Detoxing doesn’t have to cost you and arm and a leg, getting healthy can be affordable too!
1. Rid Your Body of Refined Sugar
When you look at the food labels of the processed foods you are consuming, more than likely it contains refined sugar. It’s time to clean out the pantry! We want to throw out anything with white flour, containing preservatives, and is high in sugar. When you look on your shelves, I want you to see a cabinet full of whole grains such as quinoa and rice, beans, oats, and potatoes.
2. Let’s Talk Oil
No more vegetable oil! We want the good fat, which is a monounsaturated fat and can be found in olive oils. Olive oils are great for cooking, used as a dressing, dipping sauce, and more. We want to decrease our intake of saturated fat and increase our monounsaturated fat intake.
3. Take a Break from Your Beloved Caffeine Vice
We all have our vices and I love my large cup of coffee but sometimes we need to step away from our addictions and give our body a break. Replace this vice with more exercise and water intake. Aim to get in at least a gallon of water a day in. You will notice the more hydrated you are, the less you need the caffeine boost and you will lose weight. In the morning, I start my day off by drinking 2tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar with “mother” and I love my afternoon herbal teas.
4. Breakaway from the Booze
Time to give your liver a break. I was guilty of this too; I loved the overly sized glass of red vino after work. If weight loss is one of your goals, your alcohol intake is playing a bigger role than you think. Ready to lose weight, lessen your cancer risk, and have a better sex life… cut the booze from your diet and watch the magic happen. Just think the money you save from happy hour, you can purchase fresh fruits and veggies from the farmers’ market.
5. Have You Ever Thought of Becoming a Vegetarian?
Animal proteins are processed and high in fat. Do you think this is the only way to lose weight is by eating a diet high in animal protein, think again!
Chicken and Beef are full of hormones which increases your chance for weight gain, inflammatory issues, cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and more.
Just give me three days, no eggs, red meat, chicken, or eggs. Remember it’s only 72 hours!
It’s time to go grocery shopping…
So, let’s get started, first we need to compile a grocery list: