This is a guest post by Lisa Consiglio Ryan who provides ways to detox and embrace clean living.
Hello. Oh, hello in there! Wake up! Spring is here. It’s time to come out and play; dance your dance.
Spring is nature’s birthing season. A time for creation and development. So this is a good time to take a look at your life and make a new plan. What do you want to clear out as the past in your environment, within yourself? What do you wish to see happen this year? This can be a new start.
Speaking of new starts and new beginnings, this time of year reminds me of cleansing. AND a great way to supercharge the season is to detox.
Spring is the perfect time to do a detox because you can take a good look at habits and set health goals. During springtime, you are filled with inspiration and have more energy to achieve these goals. You’re more active, creative, and more apt to stick to your routines.
Once you experience a detox that incorporates whole foods and daily activities that support your body, there isn’t anything in the world that can compare to the feeling you get after a detox. You may feel increased bouts of energy, eliminate your cravings, lose weight, reduce bloating and get rid of belly fat. Your mind is clear and focused, and even your mood can improve. You might even glow!
Now doesn’t that sound lovely?
Here are my top 3 ways to detox during the spring:
- Eat whole, real foods: Try a gentle, clean food-based detox. The first step is to eliminate foods that have barcodes. This means avoid foods that come in a can or box; processed foods. I usually remind myself of this rule when I shop. Eliminate foods with added sugar, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, gluten, soy, and animal protein. Stick to organic fruits and veggies for your cleanse. Lots of vegetables, fruits, greens, grains, legumes, beans…
- Pump the green goodness: Spring time foods consist of dandelion greens, spinach, parsley, watercress, asparagus, peas, fennel, and mustard greens. You can also add in additional dark leafy greens such as kale, Swiss Chard, and collards. The chlorophyll from the leaves feed the blood, and help your body achieve balance. Therefore, ridding your body of toxins becomes easier. You feel cleaner.
- Determine the length of your detox: 10 days is a perfect time period to feel and see changes in your body. It’s just enough time to really get the full effects of a detox. It takes time to make changes, and your body needs time to adjust to eating differently, getting rid of toxins, and establishing habits. So a cleanse less than 10 days might not give you the full effects. If you are new to detoxing or want a power-boost to jump start healthy living, then 10 days is a good start.
Beauty Remedy Juice Recipe
(my signature juice perfect for spring plus gives a glow inside and out)
Ingredients to juice:
1 bunch of spinach leaves (or kale, just remove stems; approximately 6 leaves)
½ inch fresh ginger root
Makes one 12 oz. glass of green goodness.
Are you ready to get your detox on this spring?
Join Lisa for her popular Spring Renewal 10 Day Detox.