Detox – Stage 3 of How to Beat Sugar

Stage 3 – Detox Plan

Now that we have rectified foods to eat and not to eat, we can map out a detox plan. Why is Detox important? We live in a world which is very heavily populated, in many ways. It’s in the water we drink, the air we breathe, using products which have chemicals so we can smell good…and the list goes on. So slowly our body starts accumulating all these parasites, toxins and fats. Detox helps in cleaning out your guts.

Morning lemon juice: My grandmother told this trick to my mum, and then it was passed on to me. Drink a glass of warm water and bit of lemon juice squeezed in it. Try this on empty stomach. This will be so refreshing in the morning.

Exercise: The end result after exercise would be to sweat a lot. That means vigorous exercise. This would increases lymph flow and circulation to help sweat out toxins. Try Zura HIIT training.

Raw foods: Aim to cut out the cooking process and eat mainly raw foods. Raw foods contain more nutrients and enzymes. Try adding fresh sprouts to a salad daily. Or foods like celery, carrots…

Detox the mind: While you’re detoxing the body, it’s good to clear the clutter from the mind too. Start your day with 15 minutes of mediation every day. If you don’t know how to meditate, try belly breathing.             Start by placing hands palm down on your lower belly. Breathe in through your nose, counting slowly to 3 or 4 counts. Feel your tummy rise with the breath. Breathe out just as slowly, allowing the belly to               drop. Do this for 15 minutes daily.

Drink: Aim to drink three litres of fluid daily. This will help move the lymph and support kidney detoxification. Get a glass of water and add some fresh black berries or strawberry’s and drink that whole day. You can also add mint, lemon juice. Be creative.

Body brushing: Doing this daily will support circulation and increase skin detoxification. Using a loofah or natural fibre body brush, brush the skin with firm circular strokes before you step into the shower. Start from the feet and hands, moving up the legs and towards the arms, avoiding the delicate area of throat and face, and any rash or sore spots. Then jump in the shower. Finish your shower with a one-minute burst cold water which brings the blood circulation to the skin.

Food therapy – be absorbed in your food during your meal times. When you are eating, just enjoy that moment. Nourish your body with every bite. Concentrate on the chewing. Enjoy the flavours of food. You could have slow music playing in background, e.g. sound of the ocean. And if you can avoid meat during detox, then do so.

Eat foods that can be easily digested during detox. Avoid meat if you can as this will really help during detox.

Note: Don’t detox if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, elderly, have high blood pressure, are underweight or against your health practitioner’s recommendation.