How To Detox Your Body & A Detox Drink Recipe
Have you ever done a detox? If you have, what was the reason to detox your body?
Was it to lose weight fast?
So many people do a detox for the wrong reasons.
Most people do a detox because they want to lose weight fast so they do these detoxes that are basically just a starvation diet, if you can call it that because most of the times its just drinking pure liquids all day.
I am not discrediting some of these detoxes as some of them do work. The thing is that people do them for the wrong reasons and so they lose 5-10 lbs. in just 1-2 weeks and then they go back to eating normal or the way they used to and guess what happens?
Yep, they gain those 5-10 lbs. right back and sometimes more.
My Concern With Detoxes
My concern with these calorie deprivation detoxes are that people do lose weight and quickly.
I mean, who wouldn’t lose weight when you just have 3-4 shakes or juices per day and don’t eat anything else.
I’m not concerned that people lose weight, I’m happy when people get results.
I’m concerned with the after math.
You see, when you do something that gives you quick results, you immediately think that is the only way.
So guess what will happen after you lose 10 lbs. in a week or 2?
You know it!
You will want to do a detox all the time because you will believe that is “The only way you can lose weight and fast”.
Then, you will not be doing a detox for the right reasons and actually what you end up doing is SLOWING METABOLISM which makes it even harder to lose weight.
The Real Reason To Detox Your Body
The real reason to detox your diet is to reduce inflammation in your digestive track.
Inflammation in your gut or digestive track makes it incredibly hard, if not impossible for you to BURN FAT. I mean, it’s so serious that when you do have inflammation in your gut, no matter how few calories you eat or how many hours of exercise you do every day…….. you will not be able to burn fat effectively, so you WILL NOT LOSE WEIGHT.
You also want to create a more alkaline environment in your gut. We tend to have a very acidic gut because of our diet.
So the reason to detox your body is to create an alkaline environment in your digestive track that is free of inflammation so that you can burn fat more effectively so that you can lose weight and reach your goals and so that you have increased energy, better mood, repaired immune function, etc.
I do have my clients do detoxes but usually 3-4 times a year.
The detoxes I have my clients do have food in them.
Yep, they can still eat. Isn’t that great?
You can still get the effects of a detox without starving yourself, being cranky and moody and have no energy for days or weeks and then you don’t fall off the wagon later because you have been starving for so long which is what usually happens after a calorie deprivation detox.
Foods that are acidic
- Winter Squash
- Canned or Glazed Fruits
- Bran, oat
- Bran, wheat
- Crackers, soda
- Flour, wheat
- Flour, white
- Hemp Seed Flour
- Oats (rolled)
- Rice (all)
- Rice Cakes
- Wheat Germ
- Almond Milk
- Black Beans
- Chick Peas
- Green Peas
- Kidney Beans
- Pinto Bean
- Red Beans
- Rice Milk
- Soy Beans
- Soy Milk
- White Beans
- Cheese, Processed
- Ice Cream
- Ice Milk
- Peanut Butter
- Corned Beef
- Corn Syrup
- Hard Liquor
How To Detox Your Body Without Starving
1. Get rid of all inflammatory foods and acidic foods from your diet.
2. Take a digestzyme (enzyme to aid in digestion).
3. Take a few supplements that aid in reducing inflammation (powdered greens and glutamine).
I use the Powdered Greens from Dale’s Raw Foods, they have them in a few different flavors and I just add them to my protein shake twice a day with glutamine in them.
As far as protein powder, I use and recommend Prograde because its a good quality and not bad for the price. Its pointless to drink a protein powder that is full of terrible ingredients that aren’t even absorbable. So its worth it to invest in a good quality.
Start by drinking a Lemon Energizer before breakfast.
Mix together 8 oz. of hot water, juice of 1/2 lemon and pinch of cayenne pepper.
Getting Rid Of Inflammation
The first thing you need to do in order to detox your body is to get rid of all the inflammatory and acidic foods from your diet. This doesn’t mean you don’t eat, you are just getting rid of certain foods.
I gave you a huge list here of acidic foods.
As far as INFLAMMATORY FOODS, I created a list for you of the top 5 inflammatory foods. I actually took these out of my diet and I have seen some tremendous change, especially in the MIDSECTION/Belly area.
This is me after my second baby and I show you this not to brag but because I have never had such a defined midsection. I have been in good shape for many years but never had ABS like this, so it works.
I put these inflammatory foods into a PDF so that you can print it out and put it in your kitchen. I also gave you some foods you must eat all the time if you want to lose fat effectively and speed metabolism. And I also put together 5 of my favorite ABS Exercises that have helped me see great results in the belly after having kids.
You can download all of that here: Inflammatory Foods.
And to help you, I made a Grocery Shopping List that has everything I always have in stock at home in my pantry, fridge and freezer to help me eat super clean all the time. Click on this link to see it and print it: Grocery Shopping List.
If you don’t know what to make or eat, you may want to check out My Pinterest Page. I have tons and tons of healthy recipes and they are all organized in boards to help you find them easily.
By the way, before I give you the recipe, I just want to give you some tips that will help you if you are trying to lose weight, get leaner, get more definition, feel more energy, get healthier, and more toned.
Because it’s not just about cooking even though it’s a big part of it.
I have found that a lot of people are “STUCK” with their weight loss because they are eating some of the wrong foods.
So I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results. Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy (as you think), but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT. The reason is because these foods though some may think are healthy or not so bad, are actually very inflammatory.
Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat. So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download this information for free. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED. Foods that you should eat daily!
I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
How do you fix it?
Be CONSISTENT with your PLAN and be SYSTEMIC & STRATEGIC about it. If you do, you will be finally able to say “It’s a LIFESTYLE”. Because when it really is a “lifestyle”, your body and life reflect it.
Does your body and life reflect it?
You probably know what to do, you just haven’t been STRATEGIC about it. Or maybe the plan isn’t good so you haven’t been able to stick to it. Or you haven’t found the right strategy to incorporate this into your life. But once you do, your life will change forever. You will live in a “HAPPY PLACE”. You will finally achieve your goals, and you will be able to LIVE THERE, forever……. no more yo-yoing!
I talk to you about my BeFit Moms Meal Plan all the time. The reason I do so is because I know how important it is to have a PLAN, a GOOD plan. I know that if I can get you to FOLLOW “My Plan” for a long enough time…… and you become SYSTEMIC about it, then you will learn how to do it yourself. You will be in the habit of doing it and you will finally be able to be CONSISTENT.
And heck, you know whats going to happen in the meantime?
You will have gotten to where you wan to be. Without “Dieting”, without “Overexercising”, without a new “Gadget” or “Diet”, or “Massage” or “Class”.
Here is what you will get in the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- Weekly Meal Plans (Breakfast, Mid-Morning Snack, Lunch, Mid-Afternoon Snack, Dinner).
- Recipes to all the meals.
- Tons of different snacks so you have options to choose from.
- Shopping Lists (divided and organized by sections to speed your time at the store).
- Weight Training Workouts.
- Cardio Workouts.
Here is what you will get from the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- You will see what a good meal plan looks like.
- You will learn what foods are optimal for fat burning.
- You will learn to strategize how you cook.
- You will actually enjoy what you eat and not feel like your “dieting”.
- Your kids and husband will get healthier.
- Your family will enjoy the meals.
- You will get in the habit of planning and cooking.
- You will save time.
- You will get results.
- You will maintain your results.
It’s life changing!
I started doing this years ago and its how I went from feeling like I was Dieting all the time and not able to maintain that level of commitment and not seeing great results. To being in the best shape of my life, not feeling like I’m ever dieting, enjoying every meal, not feeling deprived and loving it.
I’m serious, it’s life changing. And though you may know what to do, its different following a plan and having the accountability. So I hope you splurge on yourself and your family and try it for a few months. You’re going to love it. Here is the link to get your first set of MEAL PLANS.
There is another great healthy recipe for Shrimp on My Pinterest Boards, its a delicious and super refreshing Fruity Quinoa Salad with veggies and shrimp. You have to try it. If you are NOT FOLLOWING: My Pinterest Boards, make sure you go there now and then click “FOLLOW“. This way you can get all my healthy recipes.
Ok now before I give you this delicious recipe that you can make in minutes, I want you to check out this weeks Fat Burning Workout. If you are reading this post its because you like things that take very little time because you are BUSY. So if you are, you will LOVE this super QUICK FAT BURNING WORKOUT that is on My YouTube Channel.
In my BeFit Fat Loss Meal Plan, I make sure each week there is some turkey, chicken, and fish, all in a balanced manner so that you get all the vitamins and nutrients you need. And what is best is that its recipes like this that taste so good, that its crazy to think eating them will actually make you LOSE WEIGHT. But the truth is, they do!
I love hearing from the people on my BeFit Moms Meal Plan. I love when they tell me they are eating more than ever, better than ever and losing weight. It just makes my day! And that’s the point. You should be eating more and eating yummier. Just because you want to lose weight doesn’t mean you need to eat bland and boring food.
Start investing some time finding healthy recipes that taste yummy so that you don’t feel deprived. Start enjoying eating healthy.
Start making EASY, QUICK, & FAT BURNING MEALS and eat every 3-4 hours and you will be DROPPING lbs of FAT in no time.
Anyhow, here is the recipe.
Here is a yummy Detox Drink I made the other day. You can make this and drink a few glasses a day.
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
- fresh mint leaves
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 2 quarts of water
- Agave to taste (optional)
- Grate half the lemon and lime and place in a pitcher with the water and rest of the ingredients.
- Then slice the lemon and lime and add to the pitcher.
- Mix well and store in the refrigerator.
Benefits of mint – Mint leaves can help you lose weight because it stimulates the digestion of fat. Mint helps in eliminating toxins from the body and also helps with tummy aches.
Benefits of Lemon – High in Vitamin C and aids in digestion and good for liver cleansing.
Benefits of Cucumber – helps with hydration and getting rid of toxins
Benefits of Lime – good for fat burning and is full of antioxidants.
Benefits of Ginger – good for digestion
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So now you know, you don’t have to starve in order to get the benefits of a good detox.
I have done this myself and with thousands of clients with really amazing results.
You will especially see good results a few weeks after the detox is done.
I always say that PLANNING is the key to FITNESS SUCCESS.
But I know that it’s time consuming.
I also know that you are not sure exactly how to pair foods together to make them FAT BURNING.
I also know that it sucks to eat the same thing all the time and that when you do, it makes you feel like you are DIETING.
And that makes you at one point fall off the wagon and end up eating like crap for God knows how long.
That’s why its so hard to lose the weight.
I know that its hard to eat healthy CONSISTENTLY when you don’t enjoy the food because it’s bland and boring.
I know that you probably feel hungry a lot because you think NOT EATING is the solution.
Would it make it EASIER for you if I have you a meal plan for the ENTIRE MONTH?
Let me help you, click on the following link to download for FREE my MMF 30-Day Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendar.
I can send you My MMF Weeknight Meals E-Book. At least with this I can be helping you cut out the meal planning time, the searching for healthy recipes, the shopping lists. I tell you how to prepare extra food to have easy left over meals on other days and I give you 30 minute workouts 3 times a week that will help you get super effective fat blasting workouts in just 30 minutes 3 times a week.This is for those people that don’t have a lot of time, don’t want to feel like they are dieting, but also want to lose weight, eat healthier, have their family eat healthier and do it in the least amount of time possible.
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And if you are tired of your same old meals and recipes and you want to try new ones that will not only taste amazing but help you burn more fat and lose weight, then check out my BeFit Moms Meal Plan. It comes with the detailed meal plan, recipes and shopping lists just to make your life easier. It even comes with cardio and weight training workouts. You are going to love it!
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Check out this short video, I think it will really encourage and help you! Enjoy!
Here is a great workout to try!