Saturday, June 30, 2012

Healthy Ways to Detox

Hello everyone!

Lately detoxes have been all over the place. And they usually involve some form of severe deprivation, expensive kits, or other craziness.

There are cheaper, healthier ways to detox! 

No need to live on a constant diet of pureed smoothies.

Here's some things you can do!

1. Skip added sugared-foods. Sugar spikes blood sugar and when eaten too much, it makes you feel tired and groggy.

2. Skip "bad" fats. Avoid anything deep fried and ESPECIALLY avoid anything with hydrogenated oils in them. (Trans fats)

3. Eat more protein.  Lean protein helps calm blood sugar and keeps you full. Try not to get processed meats like sausages and deli meats because those have high amounts of sodium and nitrates which aren't great for you either.  Ideally, take weight in pounds, divide by 2, and that is the amount of protein grams you should have every day.

4. Avoid alcohol. Seems like a no brainer but alcohol stresses the liver. 

5. Eat more fiber.   Fiber also keeps you full and pulls cholesterol out of the bloodstream and take it out with it. 

6. Eat often. Eat at least 3 times a day to keep your blood sugar and hunger levels down.  Eating more foods like eggs, steak, and some cheeses may actually help lose more weight if that is your goal. 

These tips actually seem like common sense, and they are not drastic (unless you eat fast food full of sugar every single day) or expensive. 

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