Hot water with freshly squeezed lemon juice - Vitamin C boost + helps to stimulate the digestive tract. Be sure to continue to drink water all throughout the day - hydration is key to a healthy detox.
20min workout (not an intense session) - If you're feeling a little sluggish, there's no better way to wake up the body than with some gentle exercises.
Breaking the fast:
Set the day up for success by eating a meal that will keep you feeling satisfied without weighing you down. A good option is this smoothie. Another great smoothie recipe - 80g vanilla nonfat greek yoghurt, 1 tbsp almond butter, 50g blueberries, 70g pineapple, 70g kale and 180ml water - containing ingredients known to ease digestion and eliminate uncomfortable feelings of bloat. Both smoothies contain about 300 calories.
Mid morning snack:
While it's encouraged to give up caffeine during a detox, sometimes it's not always feasible. Instead of having a cup of coffee, opt for green tea. Rich in antioxidants, green tea has also been shown to boost metabolism. And, grab a apple - fibre-rich.
Move or stretch. If you’re at your desk for long hours, take deep breathes, get up and take short walks. If you’re always on the move, stop, take deep breathes and stretch.
Eat a light lunch - won't weigh you down. This recipe is a great option - Another option would be; 1 teaspoon olive oil, 20g onion (diced), Half teaspoon garlic (minced), Pinch of ginger (minced or grated),100g carrots (peeled, diced into ½ inch slices), 200ml low sodium vegetable broth, Fresh parsley (optional). Both options are around 200 calories.
If you feel like you need something to hold you over until dinner, opt for a cold-pressed juice. This nutrient dense beverage instantly boosts energy and is packed with essential vitamins.
Unwind. Before heading home to plop yourself in front of the television, find a way to treat yourself! Detox and unwind with a yoga flow or a simple relaxing walk, preferably in nature.
This is the perfect time to relax with a healthy dinner full of lean protein and fresh vegetables. This recipe is full of omega 3, protein and vitamins . Another tasty yet nutritious option would be this.
One of the best ways to detox the body is to make sure you have enough quality sleep. Make a point to decompress from technology tonight, take a relaxing shower, and give yourself enough time to get a good night's rest.
Self care is not selfish. You cannot pour from an empty cup.
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