It can be fun to let loose once in a while, but overdoing it can wreak havoc on our bodies. Summertime is a season of celebration.
Between graduations, weddings, and backyard BBQ's, there are so many reasons to party, but knowing how to recover is crucial.
Try these tips to detox your system after a weekend of fun, or if you're just looking for a jumpstart to get yourself looking and feeling "bikini ready".
Detox Tip #1: Start off your day with warm water and lemon. This will help to get your system moving, flush your liver, and begin to rehydrate your body. If you need some caffeine, opt for green tea instead of coffee.
Detox Tip #2: Eliminate dairy and sugar (including white starch) for at least three days. Fruit is ok.
Detox Tip #3: Consider a green smoothie for breakfast. I like frozen berries, 1/2 a banana, spinach, chia seeds, and water.
Detox Tips #4: Increase your intake of produce. Fruits and vegetables have a lot of water in them, which will help to rehydrate you, as well as keep you full of fiber and nutrients. Have fruit for your snacks, and veggies with every meal.
Detox Tip #5: For dinner, make a detox soup. All green veggies and herbs, but no starch (no potatoes, beans, peas). I like baby kale or spinach, celery, green pepper, onion, and cilantro or basil (or both!).
Detox Tip #6: Have a shot of raw, organic apple cider vinegar with breakfast and dinner. It can be a little tough to get down, but your body will thank you.. especially your metabolism.
Detox Tip #7: Get your sweat on! Whatever exercise you enjoy the most, DO IT! The more you sweat, the more toxins you're releasing.