It’s that time of the year of guilt-free-snacking with no limit. The joyous moments with family and friends accompanied by good food are the best and the thought of good food will bring one to the guilt of binge eating their favourite food. However, allowing yourself to let go once in a while is nothing to be guilty about. Just remember these few steps that can help you undo the damage you did to your body after the holidays.
1. Start with water in the morning
Start your day with a glass of warm water and juice from one freshly squeezed lemon. This helps to flush out the toxins and alkalizes the body. You can also add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water which is great for cleansing and digestion. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to continue the flushing.
2. Eat raw fruits and colourful vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain enzymes that aid digestion and improve nutrients absorption. Eat superfoods such as avocado, salmon, walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds and antioxidant-rich fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples and oranges. They can help to cleanse and get rid of harmful substances that have been built up in the body.
3. Drink freshly squeezed vegetable juice
Combine your favourite vegetables like celery, carrot, tomato, beetroot, lemon, ginger to make wholesome juices. Be adventurous and try adding other greens such as kale and spinach. They taste amazing!
4. Sip some tea
You can opt to detox your body by drinking green tea or white tea. Filled with antioxidants, they increase body metabolism, thus oxidizing the fats in your body.
5. Eat greens
After the toxic overload of food, you can opt for greens that are rich in magnesium, chlorophyll and potassium. These elements help to alkalize the acid in your body. Greens push the toxins out of the cells and help produce more energy, making you feel less sluggish and more revitalize throughout the day. Instead of the usual salad, make your breakfast fun with a glass of green juice or green smoothie to help your body get rid of toxins. Don’t let the green juices and green smoothies intimidate you! Add some apples or bananas for sweetness and you will find that they actually taste good.
6. Exercise and sweat
Exercising helps make you sweat and sweating helps to detox by releasing toxins through your skin and boost blood circulation in the body. It is a great way to release stress and result in a healthier and happier body and mind.
With these simple tweaks, you can detox from home without the fuss of choosing the ideal weight-loss programmes. Easily accessible and money-saving, you will find yourself feeling more revitalized despite snacking over the holidays. It will take time for your body to adjust but remember: a little goes a long way
Credits to Panasonic Malaysia