Feeling tired, sluggish and drained? Is your skin dry and patchy? Are your dark circles darker than usual? If so, you may be in a need of a detox.
We’re exposed to various toxins and pollutants from our environment, food and cosmetics every day, so it’s natural to be overexposed from time to time. The bad news is that when our bodies cannot get rid of toxins fast enough, we’re more prone to infections, viruses, flues, and diseases. The good news is that we can help our bodies get back on track naturally and quickly.
The Weekend Detox Plan
If you wish to do a detox, do it right: include in the process your breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as the snacks. Have lots of healthy, easily-digestible foods, fluids, including plain water and relax. Start on Saturday and continue throughout Sunday and you’ll feel refreshed and full of energy on Monday.
*Before each meal and snack, drink 300 ml of warm water, in which you have squeezed half a lemon and added a bit of a ginger. Make sure to drink the beverage at least half an hour before the meal.
Breakfast: Soak 1 cup of whole oats, 1 cup of ground flaxseed and 1 cup of chia seeds in warm water and let it sit for at least 15 minutes (even better, soak them overnight). Add some fresh blueberries to the mix, some soaked almonds or walnuts and enjoy. Finish it all off with a cup of green tea.
Lunch: A large bowl of salad consisting of arugula, tomatoes and cucumbers, grilled white fish (about 250 g), steamed Swiss chard sprinkled with Himalayan salt and dressed with lots of olive oil. As a dessert, have a banana and melon (one slice).
Snack: 200 ml Greek yogurt + berries, an apple and pumpkin seeds.
Dinner: Salad (arugula, tomatoes and cucumbers) dressed with lots of olive oil and lemon juice, 150 tuna and ½ cup steamed veggies (broccoli or spinach).
Optional snack: the usual warm water+lemon+ginger and an apple.
*Before each meal and snack, drink 300 ml of warm water, in which you have squeezed half a lemon and added a bit of a ginger. Make sure to drink the beverage at least half an hour before meal.
Breakfast: have the same thing as yesterday.
Lunch: Veggie soup (onion, celery, carrot and pre-soaked lentils), 200 g grilled chicken and a salad of your choice dressed with olive oil. As a dessert, have a banana and/or one slice of melon.
Snack: nuts and seeds of your choice (almonds+pumpkin seeds for example).
Dinner: Steamed veggies (spinach and broccoli), 150 grilled white fish, salad.
Optional snack: the usual warm water+lemon+ginger and a grapefruit.