Pre Holiday Detox
Is your body in need of a mini-reboot? Is a little Pre-holiday detox in order?
Feeling awful around the holidays is the worst… actually, feeling that way any time of year is the worst!
And it can be discouraging.
So today I want to share with you a couple of strategies to give your body that mini-reboot to prepare for the holidays.
Here are the two most common holiday faux pas and how to reset your body:
Sugar + Carb Detox
You may be creating a blood sugar nightmare in your body with those mashed potatoes, rolls and pie. Simple carbs and sugars (of any kind) cause your blood sugar to spike and crash…which hits your adrenals like a freight train…boom!
What follows is fatigue, irritability, acne, mood swings, cramps, and more… for months after.
The foods you consume today can cause imbalances for many months.
How to Prepare:
Take a 24-hour grain-free, sugar-free vacay! Give your body permission to reset the blood sugar cycle.
Here’s a sample menu:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with coconut oil, fresh arugula with olive oil and vinegar
Lunch: Chicken with sautéed spinach or other greens
Dinner: Large salad with lots of greens and protein of your choice
In need of a serious sugar fix? Add roasted sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, butternut squash to your greens for a quick fix.
Sure one glass of wine won’t hurt…but 3, 4, or more could cause some serious chaos in your body. And this goes for ciders, beers, sugary cocktails too…which are actually worse because they combine sugar and alcohol.
Alcohol has been shown to increase levels, leading to estrogen dominance. It also increases the burden on your liver, which makes hormones worse.
Your liver is responsible for detoxifying chemicals and is a big reason why detoxes work so well. When you support your detox pathways and your liver, your body is not only better equipped to get rid of toxins which impair your health.
How to Recover:
Begin the day with warm water and lemon juice. Today is about hydration and a whole lot of liver love!
Sip coconut water or filtered water with a pinch of pink Himalayan salt throughout the day. I recommend filling up a water bottle or mason jar and tracking your water throughout the day.
Revolution Detox Juice:
Spinach, 1-2 cups
Celery, 3-4 stalks
Cilantro, half a bunch
Parsley, one 3rd a bunch
Lemon juice from half a lemon
Half an apple
Fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon
Fresh turmeric, 2 teaspoons
Put all ingredients into a blender or process through a juicer and enjoy.
Vitamin C is also essential for the body to naturally detox. Bell peppers, strawberries, and oranges are some excellent foods to include to support detox on this day.
Quick Fixes Are Not Long Term Solutions
While these mini-detox strategies can provide a quick fix during the holidays, they will not solve all of your problems.
I know, that’s a real bummer. I wish I could tell you that one day would eliminate all those unwanted symptoms for good.
But what I can tell you is committing to starting regular detoxification can revitalize your energy throughout the holiday season.
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