Looking for a way to shed off a few of those extra kilograms over Christmas without going overboard?
Rather than sticking to a liquid diet, or even over-exercising, there are a few simple ways to transform your body and lose the bloat. Just remember that a detox isn’t always about fast results; stick with healthy food options and regularly exercise to keep your body working at its best.
Rather than taking your body on a strenuous tea detox which won’t let you leave the house, use an organic blend to help with metabolism. Green tea is one of the best ways to kickstart healthy living, since it is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. If the taste is a little too bitter, add some honey, lemon, or mint leaves to make it sweeter.
Add a slice of lemon to your water each morning to help kickstart your metabolism. Drinking this on an empty stomach helps with digestion, naturally reduces your appetite, and even cleanses the urinary tract. Enjoy a glass or two throughout the day to replenish your body, and bring life to a standard glass of water.
3. Green vegetables
Make sure all of your main meals involve at least one form of green veggies. A diet full of clean, and natural produce will help to de-bloat the tummy, give you more energy, and will help to regulate your entire body. Some detoxifying vegetables include beetroot and cabbage.
Enjoy the occasional green juice if your body needs the nutrients, and is feeling slightly under the weather. If the taste is too strong for your liking, add some pineapple slices to make it sweeter. Green juices are a fantastic way to enjoy a number of vegetables without the bitter taste, so drink-up and enjoy!
Sweat it out at the gym or take a run in the park to work on your cardio. Anything that increases your heart rate or makes you sweat is the best option for detoxifying the entire body from the inside out. Bikram yoga is another fantastic option since it allows you to sweat out all the toxins, and really makes you feel brand new.
What are some of your favourite ways to detox?
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