Detox & Retox: Achieve Wellness Goals Without Sacrificing La Dolce Vita!
Detox & Retox balance: Today, I’m giving you my top 10 tips on how to reach your balance between living clean & overindulging. Practical tools you can easily implement to allow you to fast-track your health so you can literally have your cake & eat it too!
Instead of being stuck with the inner battle of overindulging and abstaining, why not put a plan into action that allows you to achieve your wellness goals AND enjoy yourself?
Firstly, permit yourself to let your hair down on special occasions and keep it clean six days a week, allowing yourself one day a week to enjoy yourself.
I’ve written this blog with my ten favourite tips to help you achieve your Detox to Retox balance.
Life is about balance, and since I love some excellent wine, I pray this blog will bless you too. Now, I can eat cake, have wine & chocolate and go out for lovely dinners because I am taking my Rejuv Party Pack every day. Better yet, I’ve been having fun and feeling great!
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My 10 Top Tips To Achieving Your Detox & Retox Balance
I use these tips on weekends if I plan to have a few drinks, a treat meal, or for significant occasions like birthdays and events. Even this week, for my birthday, I have followed these principles and shared them with my friends, and everyone commented how fresh they all felt the next day.
To fast-track, I always add in my Rejuv Party Pack on weekends or holidays, so my digestive system & blood sugar balance is supported, my detox pathways stay open, and my immune system is robust.
1. Eat Clean The Week Before A Weekend Of Overindulgence
The week before a weekend of overindulgence, eat clean and stay off the sugar, gluten, dairy, red meat and alcohol. This will prepare the body to deal with the overload much better.
To further support your body, the day/evening before you go out to either overindulge on food or alcohol, take 4 Rejuv Liver Support capsules. This will let you wake up feeling fresh without a food or alcohol hangover (a sugar fest can make you feel like you have had an alcohol binge).
Note: I suggest one Liver Support capsule per drink, so take as many liver capsules as you usually drink.
2. Load Up On Your Super Greens
All foods that most of us overindulge in are acid-forming foods such as meat, fast foods, dairy, sugar/chocolates, alcohol etc., so it is essential to load up on your super greens as this helps the body deal with the acidic overload. This will fast-track your recovery over the holidays.
For organic whole food super greens that are life-changing right down to a cellular level, try The Super Elixir. As part of our Rejuv range, we also have super greens capsules if travelling with powder is a little tricky.
3. Drink First Thing In The Morning
Start each day off, including your ‘fun food days’, by making and drinking a batch of Rejuv Wellness Water. You’ll need:
- warm water (250-500ml)
- juice of 1/2 a lemon/lime
- grated fresh ginger to taste
- a pinch of cayenne pepper & black cumin
- a teaspoon of honey.
Then try to eat fruits or have a veggie juice and start your fun at lunchtime, so your digestive system has a little pause to prepare for the onslaught.
4. Support Your Digestive System
If you feel bloated after a heavy meal, chew a non-toxic gum such as xylitol chewing gum for 10-15 minutes after the meal to support your digestive system.
One of the Rejuv formulas I invented is called Digestive Aid, and I take 2-3 of these capsules before any heavy meal to support gut function and reduce the impact of the rich foods.
5. Reduce Your Appetite
If you tend to have a big appetite and one cookie can become the whole bag, you may want to try having a pint of water with lemon before a heavy meal to help reduce your appetite.
Having a protein shake meal before your heavy meal will also help, especially if the product has insoluble fibre such as flaxseed or psyllium husk.
We have many protein powders in our Rejuv range, and our product called ‘Rice Protein Burn‘ has added fat-burning herbs. Our Rejuv Blood Sugar Support Capsules are also great to help cut your appetite and help your body deal with the blood sugar roller coaster effect of eating sugary foods.
6. Keep Well Hydrated
If you are prone to water retention when you eat rich foods, ensure you keep well hydrated; the more water (or herbal tea) you drink, the less water you will hold.
Celery is also great for water retention, but if you don’t like the taste, try our Rejuv Water Flo capsules. Take 2-3 before bed the day you overindulge to reduce water retention the following day.
Leave A Gap Between Eating & Sleeping
Sometimes our sleep is affected by eating rich food so try to leave a 3-4 hour gap between eating and sleeping. Mint tea can help digestion, and camomile and valerian teas will help you sleep.
Of course, if your over-indulged with alcohol, lots of water, vitamin c, dandelion & super greens before bed will help mop up the toxins helping you feel better the next day. Try our Bedtime Blend Capsules or the WelleCo. Tea called Sleep Welle will help fast-track you into a deep, restful sleep.
Be Kind, Pause & Reflect
It is also important to be kind to yourself over the holidays, for many experience mixed emotions over the holiday season.
Some of these emotions can make us comfort eat, so be mindful of this and create a pause between an automatic eating frenzy. Ask yourself if you are starving or have another emotion you may need to deal with.
If you end up having a binge, then dust yourself off and start the next day afresh. We all drop the ball, so be kind and show yourself some grace over the holidays.
Find Ways To Exercise Daily
Try to move on most days. This can be an exercise DVD at home, yoga, exercise bike, Zumba class, cross-fit, or gym session. Whatever works for you. Even a hot, dry sauna so you can sweat out your toxins or a massage would be brilliant to help facilitate the removal of toxins. Mini home trampolines/rebounders are also brilliant (20mins a day) to help pump lymph, a key to removing toxins from your body.
End With A Vegan Detox
The day after your overindulgence day/days – try to do a vegan detox day where you only eat plants, so fruits, vegetables, salads and veggie soups & take another four capsules of Rejuv Liver Support per day for two days.
I hope you’ll find this helpful in achieving your detox & retox balance!