If you're looking for a quick fix, this aint it sis. ✌️Your liver and kidneys detox your body naturally by excreting pee and poop. There are not liver cleansing foods or drinks and you do not need supplements, pricey teas or supplements to get the job done. Our bodies are freaking amazing and we can support them in many ways without diet culture bs!
This isn't a 'quick fix' to lose 10lbs or to get back on track after eating like an a$$hole for a day or 2. Enjoying a day or week of rest, good food and holiday treats is NORMAL, you are not off track.
NOW...If you feel run down, stressed out and unmotivated and you've been eating and drinking like an a$$hole everyday since Thanksgiving (or Halloween) then keep reading because this is for you.
Here are my TOP 5 Tips to Detox After the Holidays
Stay Hydrated: Bottoms up 🧊your body cannot function properly without water. Drink half your body weight in ounces daily. Add lemon, fresh herbs, cucumbers or other fruit if desired.
Don't Diet: Keto, Whole30 or a juice cleanse may be calling your name, but if you don't see yourself giving up carbs or cookies for 10 years, don't do it! Diets fail 9/10 times and if you've failed on one before, it will fail you again. Instead try this: fill half your plate with veggies, 1/4 protein, 1/4 carbs and a little bit of fat (about the size of your thumb) for every meal. Not into veggies at breakfast? that's cool have fruit instead or try 8oz of green juice.
Get Moving: find an activity (or several) that you enjoy and do them for 20 minutes, 3-5 times a week. You don't need a gym or a bunch of home workout equipment to get started. You can workout with me virtually from the comfort of your living room at Gem Fitness, why not try a class with me for free?
Quit Drinking: I won't tell you to quit sugar or give up tacos, but I will tell ya that alcohol has no nutritional value and isn't doing your mental health any favors. Give it up completely or cut back to 1-2 drinks per week. You'll notice a difference in how you feel right away!
Focus on Health Promoting Behaviors: getting those steps in, sleeping 6-8 hours a night, reducing chronic stress and finding joy/doing things that make you happy.
Lastly unfollow anyone promoting restrictive dieting, detox teas, meal replacement shakes, waist trimmers or other diet culture bs. Not only will your wallet thank you 💸but you'll be happier and healthier in the long run.
What goals are you setting for the New Year? and are you excited to put 2020 behind you?