Detoxing is having a moment right now. But celebrity fad detoxes can sometimes be unhealthy as well as unpleasant. Detoxing is a great way to start fresh if you want to make some healthy lifestyle changes but you should detox in a healthy way and not following some fad detox plan. Here are 7 healthy ways that you can detox your body and mind at home to start creating new healthy habits:
One of the best way to flush toxins out of your body is to drink water. Avoid flavored waters and sugary juice. Drink purified water if you don’t like the taste of the water from the tap. Add some cucumber or lemon slices for flavor if you really don’t like drinking plain water. Avoid coffee and black tea that has caffeine. Stick to green tea, herbal tea, and plain water for a few days. A good rule of thumb is to drink water every hour while you are awake.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
Sleep is how your body recharges and your brain resets. A true detox means getting a lot of sleep so that your body can heal and replenish itself and so that your mind can process all that daily stress. Most women are chronically sleep deprived so while you are detoxing take naps during the day and make sure that you are getting a full 8-9 hours of sleep at night too.
Keep A Journal
Detoxing is a time to rid your body of harmful chemicals and elements like sugar. It’s also the perfect time to rid your mind of negativity and look at why you have some unhealthy habits like eating too much sugar or craving starchy foods. Many women overeat as a way to process their emotions. So while you are getting all that trash out of your body get it out of your mind too by journaling about it. You might be surprised at what comes up when you start to write about your emotions and how they influence your habits.
Detoxing is the perfect time to indulge in a little self-care for your body and mind. Get a massage or give yourself a facial. Read the books that have been sitting on your shelf for months. Take long baths with essential oils or luxurious bath bombs and Epsom salts. The salts will soothe and relax your muscles as well as pull toxins from your skin and leave your skin glowing and soft. A pedicure is also a good idea.
Drink Detox Smoothies
During the day replace just one of your meals with a green plant based detox smoothie. You will get the vitamins and minerals that you need for a successful detox and drinking one meal instead of eating it will help your digestive system reset itself and function the way that it is supposed to.
Sweat out those toxins and boost your happiness with regular exercise during your detox. Exercise releases endorphins which will fight depression and make you feel happier. And a good high energy workout will help you sweat out all the toxins and garbage that you want to get rid of. A great workout followed by a bath with Epsom salts is a fantastic way to detox at home.
Eat Lots Of Fiber
Eating a lot of fiber during a detox will help your body detox by pulling all the garbage out of your colon and cleansing your intestinal and digestive tracts. Eating high protein foods that are not processed like whole oats or brown rice is a great way to detox at home and rejuvenate your body.