A spring detox is a great way to jump-start your body for maximum warm weather enjoyment. Putting the elimination diet aside, these tips set you up for the ideal conditions for optimal detoxing. Your body's elimination pathways (defecation, urination, sweating) need to be functioning well for the best results.
1) GET YOUR SWEAT ON
Minimum exercise requirements during a detox is 30 minutes, 3 times per week. Exercise improves circulation, while sweating provides a secondary route of elimination of toxins through the sweat glands.
2) YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK
Drinking plenty of water helps to flush out our body's toxins through our bowels and bladders. Drink half your body weight in ounces per day. For example, a 130lb woman would need about 65 ounces/day which is equal to approximately 2 litres of water per day.
Super charge your detox: Add some fresh squeezed lemon juice to your water and drink it first thing in the morning to wake-up the body for a day of detox!
3) DE-CLUTTER YOUR DAY
Gearing up for a detox is the perfect time to organize your life- clean out that dreaded closet, use that long-lost appointment book and plan out your week ahead of time. Avoiding unnecessary stress by getting organized can create calm and help us stay on track.
Supercharge your detox: Eating clean during a detox requires a little planning. Before you begin, plan out your daily meals and make everything you can ahead of time. Don't forget you can freeze food!