If you are feeling low on energy, tired and unmotivated, don’t worry because there is a solution!

What most people don’t realize is that what we do to ourselves has a great impact on our well-being. This is the reason why it is important to treat our body like a temple. To rejuvenate yourself and feel reenergized it’s time for you start a good detoxifying diet. A detox is not just a cleanse, a liquid diet or a juice fast, it is a lot more!

Before starting your detox, know that throughout the next thirty days you will only be putting clean, healthy food in your body that will help it get rid of the toxins that have been building up.

Why go on a detox diet?

Most of us are used to eating processed foods which are convenient and often delicious; what we often choose to ignore is that this food has processed sugar and fats that are harmful for our bodies. Not only is our food full of toxins but also our environment. A detox gives your body a break from all the chemicals that you put on and inside it.

Many who try detox diets feel an almost instant change in their energy levels and report sleeping better. So if you are feeling stressed, can’t sleep, feel lethargic or fatigued and can’t figure out why then a detox diet is the way to go!

A thirty day detox diet may seem like a lot but don’t be discouraged! It is important for you to have a clean diet for a month so that you can break any food addictions and become used to this new and healthy lifestyle. But the important thing to do is to start by having clear goals and understanding your reasons for the going on a good detoxifying diet. Keep pushing yourself and remind yourself the benefits and rewards of completing the detox!

What to do?

Once you have decided that you are going on a detox diet, the next step is to ask what that diet consists of, what things to exclude from your diet and what to do during the diet.

Let’s start with the things to exclude from your diet:

All packaged, canned or processed food. Processed food contains more sugars and fats than you really need and is full of harmful chemicals that can harm your body.

Exclude all things that come in a jar or are packed. If the food you eat is not fresh then it is not worth having.

Avoid alcoholic drinks and soft drinks. Also avoid energy drinks and all packaged beverages as these usually have high sugar contents.

Do not eat foods that contain wheat such as pastas, breads, pizza, cakes and pies.

Avoid foods high in fat content such as cream, cheese, butter, milk and eggs.

Avoid all meats like poultry, turkey, beef and lamb.

Also avoid caffeinated drinks such as teas and coffee.

In addition to all this, avoid salt and sauces in your food.

 

Here are the things that are included in your diet:

Eat all the vegetables that you can. Try to include as many colorful vegetables in your diet as you can. Eat leafy greens and dark red. Vegetables that you are healthy include kale, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, onions, corn, spring onions, broccoli and cauliflower.  Be cautious of all fruits and vegetables to be sure they are NON-GMO. Corn is especially difficult to find in NON-GMO.

Fruits and more fruits. Eating whole fruit allows for fiber, dehydrated fruit is very concentrated in sugar and not your best friend. Fruit juices are also healthy if taken in moderation due to the high sugar content. Fruits that are good include apples, oranges, banana, strawberries, papaya, pears, grapefruits and melons. You can make a nice fruit salad and drizzle it with some lemon juice and cottage cheese and have it for lunch!

Include nuts such as peanuts, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts. Make sure they are unsalted.

Eat fresh fish and seafood and stay away from frozen fish and farm raised. Fish that you  good to eat include salmon, lobster, crab.  Learn about the mercury and other toxins that come, even from fresh ocean fish.

Include beans and lentils in your diet.

Other items that are safe to be included in your diet are oats, brown rice, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, garlic, GMO FREE natural raw honey, unsalted seeds and herbal teas.

The main purpose of the detox diet is to flush out toxins so the number thing you should do is drink, drink and drink more water! Drink at least ½ oz of water for every pound of body weight and keep a bottle at hand to drink from throughout a day. Add a few drops of fresh squeezed lemon juice to a cup of warm water and drink it when you wake up to feel energized throughout your day.

When things gets a little tough

Throughout your detox diet you will be tempted to break it. The intense chocolate craving will hit or you will wake up with a blazing headache and decide you just cannot go one more hour without coffee; but remember that you are doing this for a healthier you! It makes it easier to write down your goals and each day you should write about how you feel and how you are looking forward to a body free of toxins.

Thirty days may seem like a long time to stop eating meat and sugar so take a deep breath and look at your long term reward! Your body will have the time to rebuild and get used to the new way of eating. After thirty days you will feel a change in your own body and your attitude towards food. When I did the detox, I found that I no longer craved sweets all the time and found I could easily live without soft drinks and energy drinks.  After the powerful 30 days detox I had lost the desire for processed foods, sugar and now eat a lot more healthy vegetables and fresh fruit.

Keep your goals focused and remind yourself that your body deserves better.

Happy detoxing!

Author: Esateys Stuchiner

Esateys (pronounced Ee sáh teez) is an International Life Transformational Speaker, Author, Master Facilitator, Life Coach and Expert in the Human condition. She is a Nationally and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. For over 30 years, she has practiced, taught and lectured extensively in the allopathic and alternative medicine field.

Esateys is known for her groundbreaking work in the areas of personal empowerment and health restoration using mindset and inner connection as the catalyst for all change.

Esateys describes herself as the ‘Architect of the New You’ and has dedicated her life and professional career to helping her clients create “New Beginnings” by facilitating self empowerment, economic freedom and restored health.

For more information, go to esateys.com.

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