Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How to do a Gentle and Safe Spring Detox

We know it's not officially spring yet, but we can almost feel it in the air. Spring is the perfect time to do some cleaning (inside and out), so that we can start fresh, feeling more energized and ready to take on new challenges.
During winter months our bodies are deprived of sunlight, we tend to be less active and go into a hibernation mode. The body tends to hold on to some protective excess fluid, leaving us feeling bloated and lethargic. Undertaking a gentle detox now can help you hit the reset button and get ready for the new season.

Detoxing doesn't have to mean drinking only juices and depriving yourself. It's meant to help you flush out the toxins, but it should be done in a safe way. For some helpful tips on how to undertake a gentle and safe spring detox - keep reading below!

This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but getting enough sleep is essential for regulating body weight and for making sure all internal processes run smoothly. Insufficient sleep may cause some serious issues over time, like heart disease and obesity. Sleep deprivation causes the body to produce more ghrelin (the hormone that stimulates appetite), while it reduces the level of leptin (the hormone that suppresses appetite). So if you want to minimize your unhealthy food cravings throughout the day - make sure you get at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep every night.

During a detox the one crucial thing is to drink a lot of water. Way more than you normally do! Water helps flush out all the toxins from your body in a natural way, while it also helps with improving your metabolism. A good rule of thumb is having 8 tall glasses of water a day, but during a detox you should strive to have more than that. Aim to sip all day long and not to have too much in one sitting. Keep a bottle at your desk, in your gym bag and at home to remind you to drink up!

Cut out dairy, sugar and processed foods and substitute with fresh, whole foods. Try to give up meat for a few days, if you can. Processing meat can be a bit taxing for the digestive system, so it's good to give it a break now and then and reach for lighter food groups. Have more veggies that are rich in fiber, like celery, artichoke and kale. Ditch the store-bought salad dressings and whip up your own with

As the days get longer, make the most out of the natural sunlight. There are many benefits of enjoying more time spent outdoors. Getting some sun exposure stimulates the production of Vitamin D and releases serotonin, which boosts your mood, makes you calmer and more focused and will help you get a better night's sleep too! Take deep breaths and enjoy longer walks to get more oxygen in your system. The result will be alleviated energy, less anxiety and overall more positive outlook! 

Try cutting your normal caffeine consumption in half. If you normally enjoy one cup a day, then you might consider substituting with tea. A great way to complement your detox is the Teami Blends Detoxing Tea. Grab one of Teami’s 30-day packs* and start seeing amazing results right away! The detoxing tea contains all-natural ingredients like ginger root, lime leaf extract and rhubarb root, all of which are well-known for their detoxing and metabolism-boosting effects. It will help curb your cravings, while also adding important nutrients to your diet and helping you de-bloat in a natural way.

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Make sure you eat your dinner by 7:30/ 8 pm to give the body enough time to digest the food and naturally unwind. Late meals tend to put unnecessary pressure on the digestive system. This means   your body will be busy processing your food, resulting in poor sleep patterns. If you want to wake up well-rested, feeling lighter and less moody - then try to eat your last meal earlier.

The best way to get rid of the toxins in your body is a good-old sweat session. Consider signing up for a cardio class in your local gym - spinning, boxing, swimming are all great ways to get your heart right up and burn some fat. Another great way to get your sweat on is to jump in the sauna or join a hot yoga class. You'll feel amazing afterwards!

Follow these tips for a month and you'll immediately start seeing great results. You will not only feel lighter and look leaner, you'll also notice increased concentration, higher energy level and overall improved mood! 

Got more tips on how to do a gentle and safe spring detox? Share them in the comments below!

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