How-to-detox

Effectively Detox Your Body in 5 Steps

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.

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1. Tea

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.

2. Lemon

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.

4. Juice

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!

5. Exercise

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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February 2, 2015

How to Detox in 3 Days


You want to give your body a break but don?t want to go and live in the bush and eat organic foods and only drink water? Maybe all you need is a little 3 day fix!

Day 1

Nutritionists suggest you drink plenty of water or freshly squeezed juices such as watermelon and strawberry with mint rather than grabbing that vodka, lime and soda. We know it?s hard but say no to that coffee or cup of tea (unless it?s a herbal) and stick with water. Coffee can cause exhaustion, headaches and irritability. Make sure you eat but only eat a light breakfast, a salad sandwich for lunch and for dinner have a salad with tuna or grilled fish with stir-fried vegetables before 8pm.

Exercise ? personal trainer Collette says, ?Go for a long walk. Make it at least 2 hours long. If you can ? walk home from work. Make it brisk and really use your arms… pumping them backwards and forwards. Make it a pace that leaves you feeling slightly breathless.?

Day 2

Now this may seem harder and harder, but cut out fruit juice and just have water. Remember to steer clear of alcohol, coffee and tea still. Try to stick to fresh fruit for breakfast, green salad for lunch with olive oil and steamed fish with vegetables for dinner.

If you can get to a yoga or pilates class ? we recommend this. Yoga and pilates help to detox our bodies and get rid of any toxins that may have built up from alcohol and bad party food. If you can?t get to a class ? buy a book on yoga and pilates and try to do some of the moves every morning.

March 13, 2002

How to Detox in 3 Days (Contd..)

Day 3 

Okay ? just eat fruit all day and drink water only. Yes of course you are going to feel a little lethargic and hungry but just try not to do anything to energetic. Focus on how great you are going to feel the next day. Spend Day 3 giving your body a full scrub. Do a manicure and pedicure. Spend time by yourself doing things that you haven?t had time to do. Have that afternoon lie down or spend an hour or two reading a good magazine.When you wake up on Day 4 you really will feel full of energy and life. Your head will be clear and you will want to get up and run or head straight to the gym. Do this. Slowly start introducing rice, salads etc back into your diet.After Detox in 3 days you must feel like you are ready to get into shape. Read our tips and get ready to fit into that sexy little number you?ve had your eye on?

March 13, 2002

How to Detox in Just 3 days (cont’d)

Day 3

Okay – just eat fruit all day and drink water only. Yes of course you are going to feel a little lethargic and hungry but just try not to do anything to energetic. Focus on how great you are going to feel the next day. Spend Day 3 giving your body a full scrub. Do a manicure and pedicure. Spend time by yourself doing things that you haven’t had time to do. Have that afternoon lie down or spend an hour or two reading a good magazine.When you wake up on Day 4 you really will feel full of energy and life. Your head will be clear and you will want to get up and run or head straight to the gym. Do this. Slowly start introducing rice, salads etc back into your diet.

Now that you have Detoxed, you are ready to get into shape. Read our tips in Getting into shape and get ready to fit into that sexy little number you’ve had your eye on?

November 2, 2001