A mini detox can make a big difference in how you feel in the following weeks. Not only will you lose weight but will also reduce the extra water weight. Doing a quick cleanse will also rejuvenate your energy levels, improve your concentration and reduce our skin concerns.
The thought behind this cleanse diet is to give your body a much-needed break, freeing up energy so that your cells, tissues, and organs can work efficiently once again. We will not suggest an intense cleanse straight away. Instead, start preparing your body a few days before the actual cleanse.
In order to get good results from your cleanse diet start something called a ‘Pre-Tox’ before the detox diet. Do this at least a week before.
During the Pre-Tox
This phase requires you to remove a certain type of unhealthy food from your regular diet slowly as well as make certain healthy lifestyle changes. Here we have mentioned a few handy tips in case you get stuck. Are you ready to take charge of your health? You’re just a few days away from a new and healthy you! Prepare for your cleanse with these simple tips
Do not miss your sleep
Complete sleep is vital for renewal and rejuvenation of your body’s cells. Your goal should be to get around eight to nine hours of sleep to improve and support your immune system and nourish your brain health.
Say bye-bye to sugar
At least a week before starting the detox cut down the obvious sources of sugar like fast food, pastries, chocolate, sweets, biscuits and the alcohol. Alcohol tends to dehydrate you and deplete your body of important nutrients.
Reduce or eliminate wheat
It is difficult for your body to digest Wheat, this can lead to inflammation and some digestive discomfort, so instead try to replace wheat from bread and cereals with protein-rich foods like low-fat curd and chicken and eggs.
Choose easily digestible meals
Eight days before embarking on the cleanse start including easy to digest foods in your daily meals. A light khichadi with lots of vegetables is a good option. Have lightly cooked vegetables with meals. Eat more lean meats. Before going to the supermarket, make a list of foods you need for your new revised healthy meals.
Drink up lots of water to keep your body hydrated. Make sure to have around 1.5 liters. This will help to clean out toxins, clear your skin and reduce bloating. Aim to cut caffeine too, as it releases the stress hormone cortisol, which increases abdominal fat. Sip on healthy herbal teas.
During the time of Detox
Here are some additional things that you should do while on a detox:
Wake-up your body
On waking up, jump-start your digestive system by drinking a cup of warm water with a lemon first thing.
drinking a cup of warm water with a lemon first thing.
Brush up your body
Run a dry brush throughout your body just before your bath or shower, starting from the soles of your feet and moving upwards, as this kind of lymphatic massage helps to detoxify, too.
Soak in an Epsom salt bath
Have a hot bath or foot soak with Epsom salts in the evening to help your body release toxins.
Detoxification is vital for the healthy functioning of your body. But you don’t need expensive detox juices or shakes to clean your system. Simply following the right kind of diet will help detoxify your body naturally. Follow this 1-week detox diet plan, for an effective and healthy detoxification.
|On Waking Up||simply have two glasses of lukewarm water.|
|Breakfast||have fruit salad (avoid bananas and mangoes if you want to detoxify and lose weight at the same time).|
|Mid morning||Herbal tea|
|Lunch||have any amount of cooked vegetables (in 1 tsp oil). Any amount of raw salad.|
|Mid-evening||have a cup of herbal tea|
|1 hour later||have 1 glass lime juice/fruit juice such as orange, sweet lime, or apple/vegetable juices such as cucumber juice, dudhi juice, tomato juice, carrot juice, or mixed vegetable juice such as, beetroot, spinach, tomato or carrot.|
|Dinner||Any amount of cooked vegetables either steamed or with regular seasoning in 1tsp oil (i.e. ginger garlic + onion + tomatoes) and raw salad (any amount).|
Additionally: Liquids to be consumed during the day include:
- Filtered water preferably distilled or boiled.
- Herbal teas such as peppermint, jasmine, rose, or chamomile tea.
- Coconut water, lime water, fruit, or vegetable juice, freshly prepared (not canned) and taken within twenty minutes of its preparation.
- Oil should be only two tbsp daily (cold-pressed olive oil preferably).