Cleanses can be extremely beneficial: they give your digestive system a break, flush out toxins, and remove inflammatory and high-allergen foods. But the most important thing you need to do for yourself, in order to lose weight and get healthy in a sustainable way, is listen to your body.
And in the cold winter days, do you really want to sip on cold juice that only chills your bones? Or would you rather be eating warming and grounding foods, while still achieving your weight loss and cleansing goals?
Incorporate some (or all) of the following tips to help you detoxify daily, reduce gas and bloating, lose weight, and feel more energized, while still warming and satisfying your body and needs:
1. Start your morning with a warm glass of water with lemon.
This will help stimulate your metabolism and detoxify your liver. Extra bonus: add 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar to further aid the detoxification process.
2. Sip warm water throughout the day.
This practice is suggested in Ayurveda in order to help calm your gut and improve digestion. Plus it’ll help warm your body in the winter months. Aim to drink at least 60 ounces of water per day, which will keep your body functions ebbing and flowing and assist in the elimination process.
3. Upgrade your diet and aim to eat whole, clean foods.