As the New Year rolls in, it’s the perfect time for making lifestyle changes that can greatly improve your health and well-being. If you’re planning to lose weight and get healthy (and let’s face it – we could all use a little help in this area) it’s good to begin with a simple detox before dieting.
Here are some simple steps you can take on your own:
Refined “fast” carbs: white flour, sugar, white bread, chips, pastries, cookies, bagels, and high-sugar cereals – they trigger hunger and cravings and have little nutritional value.
Slow carbs: Whole foods & grains; fresh leafy greens, whole fruits and veggies – they’ll keep you feeling full longer and provide the vitamins and nutrients your body is craving.
Caffeine, sugary sodas, diet sodas, artificial sweeteners, fruit juices, alcohol, cigarettes
Green tea (iced or hot), lemon water, spa water (add sliced citrus, cucumber and/or berries for refreshing infused flavor), seltzer (plain or flavored; no sugar)
Stress – while we can’t always remove all stress, we can change how we deal with it.
Take a few minutes each day to simply relax and shake off the stress: deep breathing, meditation, yoga, a walk outside, or a quick nap can do wonders to reduce stress levels.
Each of these simple detox moves will take you one step further down the path towards better health and losing the excess weight. Need help? Give us a call. 844.MV4.LIFE.