Try as you may, promise as you might, none of us are immune to the indulgences of the holiday season. Whether it's food or drink or both, the call of treats and tipples is so loud, it's deafening!
The good news is you can start to cleanse in less time than it took you to digest the smorgasbord of goodies you devoured at your office Christmas party.
The Truth About Holiday Detox Products
You'll hear dozens of tips and tricks on how to detox after the holidays, but only a handful of these strategies have real merit. The truth is your body can detox quite well on its own, but you can support your body in this process.
I'm going to give you eight ways to detox after the holidays, but they all boil down to one sentiment: get out of your own way! Your body cannot properly cleanse itself if you keep pumping it full of garbage.
7 Tips to Supercharge Your Holiday Detox
1. Drink plenty of water. Water is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to detox post-holiday. To ensure you are getting enough, aim to drink two litres of water per day.
2. Eat lots of hydrating foods. Cucumbers, watermelons, apples, celery, and tomatoes are all amazing examples of whole foods that are amazing sources of water.
3. Eat whole foods. I've said it once, and I'll say it again: eating whole foods is one of the best ways to support your body in its detox process.
Some of the best foods for detox include berries, broccoli sprouts, chlorella, coriander (also known as cilantro), turmeric—and all these foods are in Perfect Liver Detox Support, making these veggie cap supplements amazing for people who want to make the best detox easier.
Designed by Dr Erica LePore, Perfect Liver Detox Support aids your body in detoxing safely and effectively with gentle, natural ingredients. Not all herbal products are created equally, and some so-called 'natural detox' products use toxic solvents in the extraction process.
You can’t detox your body by pumping it full of more toxins, right?
Our product is tested for potency, authenticity, contaminants, stability, and is guaranteed to be clean. Your liver—the heart, soul, and brain of your body's cleansing engine—works hard enough. You don't need to overload it when you're trying to help it.
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4. Limit Caffeine. You may not have to forsake caffeine altogether. Coffee is, after all, quite good for you and it can actually help protect your liver. However, it’s benefits are called into question when you're drinking five cups a day to try to keep up with the scheduling demands of the holiday season.
Whether you're drinking coffee or non-herbal tea, keep your consumption to two cups, max. Caffeine is a stimulant, and during your holiday detox, you want to give your body a chance to relax.
It must be noted, however, that coffee is not good for everybody and not in all the modern forms people drink it today. I am talkin' adding sugar and milk here (sorry to be a buzz-kill). For coffee to be health-promoting, it must be consumed black!
If a person is adrenally-fatigued (and many people are) or if they’re caffeine-sensitive (their body doesn’t metabolise and break down caffeine very well) then coffee wouldn’t be a good idea to consume at all.
This hits close to home for me. I’ve experienced adrenal fatigue and caffeine-sensitivity and have drunk coffee and as much as I love the wake-up effect, the productivity and overall experience of a nice hot coffee, the negative health and mood effects I can do without! I’ve been on a journey to break up with coffee (it’s been a tug-o-war) and I am determined to win this fight in 2020!
Some of the things I notice about myself when I consume coffee are:
- Anxiousness, nervousness and irritability (can be quick to react or to temper)
- I really lack patience and being truly present when I drink coffee
- Heart palpitations and sometimes shaky hands
If you feel me on this or experience any of the above please leave me a comment, I read all the comments and reply.
My Tip: try swapping out your coffee for a hot cup of Organic Matchinga with raw honey? It tastes delicious, is loaded with vital nutrients to feel your body and mind and gives you a nice little kick without any negative side-effects. Learn more here.
5. Exercise. The best exercise for holiday detox is the type you’ll actually do! So, if you don’t like running, don’t run. Walk. Hike in the bush or mountains. Swim. Cycle. Dance. Do yoga. Lift weights. Any form of exercise will help your body flush toxins, so just aim to do a little (even just 20 minutes) every single day.
6. Sleep! Getting a good night's sleep is one of the best ways to look and feel 10 years younger. When you sleep, your body replenishes and rejuvenates on a cellular level, clearing toxins, refreshing skin and of course, replenishing energy levels.
Aim for roughly eight hours of sleep a night. Some people can thrive on seven, but any less, and you run the risk of continuing your total body burn-out.
7. Use a Sauna. A sauna is seriously one of the best investments in wellbeing a person can make and not only does using a sauna have detoxifying benefits but also skin, muscle, circulation, lymphatic, hormone balance and more!
Note: it's important to avoid sauna use if you have any cardiovascular issues, are pregnant or have consumed alcohol and one must always be and remain very hydrated while using one.
8. Avoid Alcohol. The best holiday detox should mean giving alcoholic drinks the cold-shoulder for a while. At least two weeks. More if your holiday season was especially merry. Alcohol is a toxin. Plain and simple. While your body digests alcohol, it doesn’t process other toxins, which is why a night of eating and drinking can leave you feeling slammed the next day.
Another not-so-fun holiday detox fact: our bodies’ ability to metabolize alcohol slows down as we age, so if you feel like you can’t handle your wine like you did when you were in your twenties, you actually can’t. This toxin is even more potent, putting even more stress on your liver.
Again, this is the time to grab Perfect Liver Support Detox. In addition to containing detox superfoods, this plant-based supplement has liver-protecting and healing milk thistle.
How do you holiday detox? I’d love to hear how you replenish your body after the silly season. Share in the comments!