Do you want to achieve balance and lose weight in less than one week? Read on for tips how…
Last week I felt irritable, frustrated, angry and tired. I looked at my diet and lifestyle, and realized I had been ordering a lot of takeout, working long hours, I got away from my regular workout routine and I hadn’t brushed my teeth in over 2 days, (yikes, don’t tell my dentist). I somehow thought that my health could maintain balance until I crashed from exhaustion and lack of self-care. I quickly put myself on a 7-day detox plan to reshape, reenergize and refocus myself. However, my plan isn’t like all the green juice detoxes you may have tried (although I did juice) I decided that in order to have real change, I need to do a detox to make over my body, mind and spirit!
After just 7 days, my skin is clearer, I sleep like a rock star at night, my relationships are more sincere, I am more productive at work and I have lost 5 lbs.
If you need a health jump-start consider this 7-day makeover plan:
Sugar literally sucks the life out of us. The more we eat, the more we crave. I kicked all sugar to the curb, and would your believe I have more energy, I feel cleaner and I am less irritable. Instead of sugar filled coffee drinks and sweet snacks I switched to green tea and fruit. Yum.
I had no idea how much I was overeating until I looked at all my receipts from junk food and in between meal snacks. When I would get a frustrating phone call at work, I would turn to the fridge and pop something in my mouth. My emotional eating was hurting my health and waistline. This grazing can add up. I implemented a no graze rule. Which means I don’t put anything in my mouth from breakfast to lunch, lunch to dinner and between dinner and breakfast.
Drink Green Juice
We all no the power of juicing. Just do it you will feel like a million bucks.
Follow Your Heart
Here is where my detox gets a little more exciting. We all have things that we want to do. Bucket lists to conquer, people to meet, places to go. But many of us get zeroed in on priorities and we forget to follow our heart. When you listen to that inner voice inside of you it will never lead you astray. My heart told me to practice yoga more, and walk my dog longer. My heart said take bubble baths daily and read your favorite book again.
Brush Your Teeth
It is silly we need to put this on our list, but we found that people forget to brush their teeth when they get stressed out. Some even skip flossing and even worse people eat more sugar. Sugar foods can cause a major dent in your wallet with added dental bills. People who eat a lot of sugar often have more cavities and toothaches. If you are an adult and insecure about your teeth, your dentist or orthodontist can help create a treatment plan to help ease your worries.
Dr. Walle, a Periodontist in Klamath Falls, Oregonsays, “Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.” Improving the health of your mind, body, and soul starts with self-care and a seven day detox.
~ Written by Shannon Kaiser