In Thailand it was really hard to avoid sugar because they put it in everything. Even if you tell them “no sugar” or “mai whan” sometimes out of habit they forget and still add it your meals. Plus, there were lots of vegan desserts there so I treated myself a few more times than I probably should have!
All of the excess sugar has left me feeling bloated, lethargic, increased my cravings for more sugar, and my skin has broken out pretty badly. My body is in desperate need of a detox and here is what I’m going to be doing for the next week to cleanse my liver, digestive tract, and bring my body back to balance:
1) LEMON WATER. The warm water will help loosen up any solidified and hard to digest food in your gut while the lemon juice will help cleanse your system, balance pH levels, and aid digestion. Squeeze 1/4 to 1/2 of a lemon into 8-16oz. of warm water each morning & night.
2) SWEAT. Climb stairs, HIIT, do anything that works up a good sweat to remove excess toxins that have built up in your system. Perform at least 20-45 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise for the next five consecutive days if this isn’t already a part of your usual exercise regimen.
3) LIVER CLEANSE & GI CLEANSE. Add in more foods and supplements that cleanse your liver & digestive tract such as bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, ginger, milk thistle, and fibrous fruits & veggies.
4) CELERY JUICE. Celery juice has MANY benefits and is great for detoxification because it increases the hydrochloric acid levels in your stomach to help digest food and also helps heal your gut because it starves yeast, bacteria, and even parasites, while reducing cravings for sweet and rich foods. Start each morning with 16 oz. of fresh celery juice and wait at least 15 minutes before eating.
If your body is in need of a detox, then I hope these tips help you! xo