Quick Detox Tips

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We had such a great weekend skiing (more like eating, eating, and eating) with Allie & Raven. The airbnb we stayed in was so cozy and the skiing conditions were perfect. But after a weekend of indulgence and another foot of snow, I’m starting to feel the itch for spring. And with that comes lighter, fresher cooking and fewer layers of clothing. Whether you’re also recovering from a weekend bender or have bathing suits on the brain, here are some of my go-to tips for a quick detox to have you feeling in tip-top shape by next weekend.

Follow one, two, or all of these pointers for a few days or however long you need to feel your best again.

Cut out alcohol. On many weeknights, we’ll have a glass (or two) of wine just because. Even though there’s something about this ritual that is relaxing, there are many other things you can do to unwind. I’ll be giving this one a try this week – check back to see how I do!

Nix the sweets. This may seem like a no-brainer, but this is probably the hardest one for me. After dinner, I always crave something sweet. If you’re like me, have healthier substitutions on hand like tea, yogurt, or fresh fruit. It will suck at first, but the longer you go without it, the less you will crave it.

Choose only whole foods. If you can’t tell by looking at it what animal or plant it came from, don’t eat it. This means any processed foods, including breads and pastas. If you need bread, opt for a sprouted grain kind like Ezekiel, and instead of pasta, go for quinoa or brown rice.

Exercise! Even if it’s just for 20 minutes, just getting yourself to do something so that you break a sweat is a fairly quick and easy to feel better mentally and physically. And once you do it, it will be that much easier to do it again the next day, and the next, and the next…

Try a cleanse. This incorporates elements of all of the above if you’re really looking for a detox. Read about our experience with a DIY cleanse here and here.

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