You accidentally took a personal “how much cheese and wine can I consume in one sitting” challenge over the holidays and now you’re feeling guilty, bloated and in need of a fresh start. Before you even think about starting a starvation diet, juice cleanse or unrealistic workout plan, take a step back, forgive yourself and just help your body detox naturally by itself with these simple techniques:
Sipping on warm water and lemon helps alkalize your body, rev up your metabolism, and curb cravings throughout the day. Hydration cannot be stressed enough during this time, so make sure you’re drinking enough water to help your liver and kidneys filter out toxins. Try taking Releaf Alkaline Tablets, which may help balance your pH level and regulate urinary pH, thereby alleviating heartburn, excessive stomach acid and acid indigestion.
This is a great way to get the benefits of a fast without feeling like you’re deprived of food. Eat your last meal no later than 7 p.m. in the evening, and try a delicious cup of Bulletproof Coffee in the AM instead of breakfast the next day. The coffee, grass-fed butter and MCT oil will leave you satiated while your body continues to fast. It is in this fasting state that your body is much better able to burn fat as fuel. Once lunchtime rolls around, you’ll have fasted for over 16 hours, giving your digestive system a total reset.
If you’re feeling bloated, give yourself a gentle belly massage with a natural body oil like peppermint or lemongrass to help soothe inflammation.
Yoga is the quickest way to get your energy system back into balance, plus it boosts your mood.
Consider taking a class (who knows, it could be your new go-to workout for 2019).
Eating with intention is key to avoiding feelings of food guilt or regret. Take the time to prepare your meals with care, and enjoy them slowly and peacefully, rather than in a thoughtless rush on your way to work.
Cultivating healthy bacteria in the gut is the best way of getting your digestive system back on track.
Try adding some fermented, probiotic-rich foods like kimchi and kefir to one or more of your daily meals.
Above all, do not waste energy berating yourself for a little overindulgence. Holidays come but once a year, and what matters most is the quality time you spend with friends and family. You’ve got the rest of your life to go to the gym and eat kale, after all.
To support your liver – which plays a vital detoxification role by helping your body excrete substances like ammonia, metabolic waste, drugs and chemicals – take Releaf Milk Thistle, a product of natural origin that may assist in protecting the liver and supporting liver function.