As spring is all about renewal and rejuvenation, it’s a great time to detox!
But instead of only focusing on your colon, let's look at a few other ways you can reset and clean out your system.
1. Sleep More
When we sleep, our brain recharges and acts to get rid of the day’s toxins from the day. So, for 7-10 days, go to bed without an alarm and give your body some extra Zzzs. Don’t be surprised if you feel like you were on vacation after this exercise.
2. Do a SaltWater Flush
Drinking more plain water can minimize constipation, get rid of some backed-up waste, and help you shed a few pounds. However, doing a saltwater flush can do so much more in a short period of time.
It’s important to use Himalayan salt or pink salt, not regular table salt. Himalayan and pink salts are less processed and have beneficial ingredients and minerals in them.
3. Go Dry For a Month
Did you know that too much alcohol can be hard on your liver? You might feel great after that half bottle of wine, but your liver, not so much.
When you go dry for a month, you will sleep better, reduce bloating, be more hydrated, and feel more energetic because of it. And since you’ll save up to 1,000 calories a week, you might drop a few pounds too!
During your no-alcohol cleanse, you will most likely, miss it. Stock up on sparkling water, lemons, and mint. When you're missing alcohol and can't fight the temptation, make an alcohol-free lemon spritzer and drink it from a wine glass.
This refreshing drink (the mint is important!), should help to get you through the temptation to have a drink! It also looks very fancy.
4. Cut out Sugar and Processed Foods
Cutting out junk food and sugar from your diet is always a good idea, and a simple and safe way to detox.
Use a natural sweetener, in moderation, to help you fight those sugar cravings that are bound to come up. Stock up on keto snacks and low-sugar alternatives, like fruit and unsalted almonds to help you beat your sugar craving when it invariably strikes.