If you are like so many of us, you had a great time over the holidays. A REALLY great time.
Now it’s time to face the music, and and we’re hitting all the wrong notes. The ladies behind Ladimax Lifestyle, Rene Syler and Nicole Sanders, are here to help you change your lifestyle for the better.
How can we get back on track as well as set the tone for the rest of the year? How about a detox or a cleanse? Let’s start by talking about the difference. Detox and cleanse are often used interchangeably, most often by people looking to lose weight quickly. But there are some slight differences. Cleanses work internally to support the body’s detox systems. A detox actually is designed to convert the bodies toxins into waste that can then be eliminated.
Ready for a truth bomb? You don’t need any of that! And the really explosive part is that you don’t even need to go to these extreme measures that may end up hurting you.
The fact is our bodies detox naturally and they do a pretty good job of it. As much as we are exposed to in the environment (pollution, foods, alcohol, wireless technology, etc.), we can’t possibly be defenseless against toxins. The first line of defense is the skin. Sweat helps carry those toxins out through our pores. Our blood carries toxins from our tissues back to the heart so that they are then sent to the lungs where we are able to exhale them, cough them up or produce mucus to expel. We also eliminate toxins when we go to the bathroom.
Let’s look at this another way. We will call this a “clean-up” and discuss what goes out and what goes into our body.
OUT: All Processed Food
Get rid of anything that is high in sodium, sugar and fat. Look at it this way: does it come with a lot of packaging? If so, you need to know it’s wrapped up that way so it can stay on store shelves a long time. That means processed.
IN: Good, Clean Food
That means food that is not processed. An easy way to shop is to make sure you get your food from the perimeter of the store. Opt for fresh meats and vegetables. When you prepare them, make sure to steam or sauté veggies (using just a little olive oil).
A Word of Caution About Fruit
Fruit, though commonly thought of as healthy, is still high in sugar. Avoid it while you are in your natural detox phase.
Physical Activity Tip of the Week
Ease into your physical fitness by performing exercises that get your heart rate up, utilizes as many muscles at the same time as possible, and challenges your body in a different way than it is accustomed to. An example is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) routine of squats, jumping jacks, push ups, and burpees).
Learn more about how to detox naturally for real and sustained body fat loss by heading over to LadimaxLifestyle.com where you will find a 30-Day Detox.