3 Simple Daily Detox Tips
By Sarah Blackwell
It’s not easy to clean up your diet after years, months or even weeks of being on an unhealthy binge. Your age and lifelong habits up to this point in your life will be the measure of the toxic load in your body.
Here are a few guidelines to help you create new sustainable habits that will help decrease the toxic load and motivate you to take the next step in your health journey.
1. Breathe Deeply – When you increase the amount of oxygen your cells receive, it will help clear your mind and calm your system. It is a very small change that brings your awareness to your body and your breathing each day and each moment. This present moment awareness connects you to your body and breath, which, in the long run, will help you stay connected to your body. When you are connected to your body, you will make mindful choices and you may find your food choices will start getting cleaner too.
2. Eat Cleansing Foods – My favorites are lemons, cilantro, cucumbers, leafy greens and watermelon. These foods I have integrated in to my daily routine have a cleansing effect on my body regardless of stress, environment or other food choices. I am confident when I eat these foods that they will work as a cleansing agent in my colon, cells and my overall feeling of wellness.
3. Drink More Water – The majority of everyone is living life in a dehydrated state. Your body is primarily water and your cells, tissues and organs require hydration to function optimally. The ideal amount of water is different for every person. To determine the amount of ounces to drink, take your weight in pounds and divide it in half, which leaves you with the amount of water you need to drink daily in ounces. If you’re active, that amount increases based on your physical activity.
If you start small and implement small habits into your day, it can start to lead to other small changes and, before you know it, you will be getting healthier and start feeling better.
Getting healthier is about creating sustainable change and doing it in a way where you feel relaxed and proud of your accomplishments. This will set the path to larger changes and motivate you to continue on a path of wellness.
Sarah Blackwell, M.H.S., BA (CYC) is an Author, Speaker, Raw Food Health Coach and mother of three children.Sarah holds a master’s degree in Health Studies and has been working with families and children since 1998.She is dedicated to transforming your life by being your teacher so you can become the best version of yourself.Sarah helps you rediscover yourSELF through food awareness, fitness, fun, love and creating honest relationships.
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