As I wind down on night two I wanted to share my progress on day 2 of my detox. Things to keep in mind during any detox:
1-Drink plenty of water. It’s important to remember that you’re flushing out toxins from your liver and kidneys and you need to get rid of those toxins through natural processes. Through sweat, urine and bowel waste we naturally eliminate toxins and keeping your fluid intake ample enough to hydrate you during increased elimination.
2- SLEEP- most people don’t know it, but you loose weight in your sleep. Yes, you heard me right. The reason we loose sleep at night is sleep allows our bodies to do massive repair. When your body is optimally functioning you burn a lot of fat in the repair process. Think about this…have you ever woken up from a good nights sleep covered in sweat? Your body was in full repair mode. Without adequate sleep your body can’t detox properly.
3-Be aware. Knowing how your body reacts to certain foods, climates, emotions is going to help get you through the sometimes harsh times of going though a detox. Listening to your body is key. If you’re not responding well to something, then stop what it is. There’s no one size fits all program or product, we all have different specific needs and need to honor those.
4- Detox when you’re healthy! Don’t ever attempt to detox in the middle of fighting off any kind of illness. For one thing, you already feel junky and when you restrict normal eating /lifestyle habits it can make you feel 10x worse. Secondly, your like to make yourself more sick. You need a strong immune system to keep the bad stuff your kicking out of your system at bay. I fell ill a few times this past fall with whatever nasty virus that was going around and it stayed with me for a while. I have felt pretty good the last few weeks and decided “it’s now or never!”
5-Be good to yourself. Do something nice for yourself every day whether you’re doing a detox or not. Take a minute to thank a friend for their love and support, make yourself that cup of tea you love, give a heartfelt gift to someone. Whatever it is that makes you happy and is good to you, do it. It’s easy to put ourselves last on the to do list but this is an important concept. Today my gift to myself was staying in bed for a little bit longer this morning.
I would like to also thank all of my followers and new readers for the love and support. Doing this blog is keeping me on track with my detox (power in numbers!) and I appreciate all the great feedback I’ve received so far. Stay tuned for more excitement!!
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