So while these steps are not going to “detox” you or “cleanse” you (those are marketing jargon used to sell products generally) they are going to support your body’s natural detoxification pathways, and help restore you energetically if you’re feeling depleted.
9. Dinner: When it comes to the winning dinner combination, go for lean protein and fresh veggies. This easy garlic shrimp is packed with protein and only takes 5 minutes to prepare. If you’re vegan, try our Chana Masala over cauliflower rice or make some veggie fajitas instead.
Having been diagnosed with PCOS a few years back, she made drastic changes to her diet, cutting out most sugar and dairy and focusing on healthy whole foods. This is why, along with the odd treat, you’ll also find many vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipes on her blog.
If you're still feeling gassy and sorry for yourself, the worst thing you can do is probably exactly what you want to do most: spread out on the couch and take a nap. A study in the appropriately-titled journal Gut found that being upright was much more effective in reducing intestinal gas retention than lying down on the back. Posture, the researchers say, has a big influence on the movement of gas through the system. Another study found walking at a leisurely pace on a treadmill after eating a large meal helped food move through the stomach much more quickly than an espresso or alcoholic digestif, so take another leisurely walk around the neighborhood.
7. Snack time: If you feel like you need something to hold you over until dinner, there's nothing quite like a green juice. This nutrient-dense beverage has a knack for instantly boosting energy and making you feel like you have done something really good for your body. It also doesn't hurt that it's packed with a host of essential vitamins. If you aren't able to make your own juice, pick up one of these store-bought cold-pressed juices from your grocer.
1: Ginger, Lemon, ACV Tea all Day.
The truth is, your body has its own mechanisms to eliminate and filter out toxins, and the smartest thing you can do to give yourself a health boost is to support those pathways with healthy, whole foods, clean air and clean water.
That’s it, simple and easy – don’t beat yourself up for enjoying special occasions – just get back to your daily plan and give your body a little extra support with these easy to follow steps.