Christmas means enjoying mouth-watering but usually unhealthy delicacies—that one cannot resist. But now, the long festive week has come to an end. So, are you feeling bloated and sluggish after your over-indulgence? Worry not! Here’s a quick fix to bring your body back on track. If you want to feel fresh and energized as you enter the new year then undertaking a detox diet can be the best thing you can think of.
The good news is that you don’t have to go on a crash diet or indulge in long hours of exercise to get back on track. You simply need to follow some detox tips, and let your body flush out all the harmful toxins. Here are some simple detox tips almost anyone can follow:
- Lemon with warm water
Drink a glass of warm water with some fresh lemon juice squeezed in. You can also try many other detox drinks throughout the day and keep your body hydrated. Nowadays, there are many infused water recipes trending over the internet that does wonders in keeping your body hydrated. You can pick any combination of your choice and enjoy these flavorful drinks.
- Eat lots of fruits and veggies
Detox means adding lots of fiber to your diet. Grabs some fresh fruits (citrus fruits work best) and veggies for your lunch and dinner. Basically, the concept here is to have light meals such as salads, grilled vegetables or you can even have grilled chicken with some herbs and seasoning. Strictly, avoid high carb foods such as rice, sugar, bread, etc. on a detox diet.
- Go for antioxidant rich foods
Foods like berries, tomatoes, avocado, beetroot, and broccoli are an ideal choice for a detox diet. These foods are rich in anti-oxidants and help you flush out all the harmful toxins from your body. Stay away from caffeine rich beverages and instead sip on green or lemon and ginger tea. These drinks will boost your metabolism and immune system by improving your digestive functions.
- Pamper yourself
Getting plenty of sleep is very important after long tiring festive season. Late night parties, excessive make-up, and heavy alcohol intakes can make you look dull and exhausted. A good sound sleep will not only help revitalize your body but also your mind.
The other thing you can try is a nice long bath with warm water. You can add essential oils such as jasmine, vanilla, patchouli, geranium, lemon or grapefruit to refresh your body and soul. You can also give yourself a nice body massage with a body scrub followed by a nice bath.
5. Work out
Detox doesn’t mean only going light on your tummy. Your body also requires some exercise and this can be a very valuable addition to your detox diet. Don’t worry, you are not required to hit the gym or exercise for long hours. You can begin with a light cardio such as brisk walking or aerobics. Or simply go for a walk or walk your way to market. Yoga can also be a best option to relax your mind and body in the comfort of your homes. A mild 20 minutes of any exercise can help you to stay focused, stress-free, and be able to deal with hunger pangs.