Time and time we have heard that healthy living starts with the gut. Thousands of health experts would agree and suggest ways to “lose your gut” Question is, what does having a healthy digestive system really mean?
Well, in a nutshell it means you able to “move” your food easily and often. Having a healthy digestive tract will give you more energy , a healthy glow on your skin and hair and much more. Being healthy really does start with the gut. So how can we clean our act up and be healthy? !
Start with a cleanse.
Just like you take your car in for an oil change ever 5,000 miles, our bodies need to be cleaned out as well. Especially if you drink coffee, tea, alcohol, eat sweets, meat, breads and/or smoke. If you do any of these, you should be cleansing your body at least once a year, if not twice a year!
What does a cleanse consist of?
A cleanse is normally 7-10 days and you will cut Caffeine , alcohol, Red meats, sweets, dairy and breads/starchy foods and fried foods from your diet. You’ll probably thinking, what can I eat then? These 7-10 days you will be eating Dark leafy greens, Colorful veggies, Fruits , eggs, light fish, white meat chicken is okay in moderation, herbal tea . The goal here is to not cook your food this week. You also DO NOT want to starve yourself. Oh yeah, one major thing, this week you are drinking lots and lots and lots of water!
A sample day during this cleanse week will be:
Wake up: Cup of Hot Water with Lemon, then you are permitted to take any vitamins/supplements which have been in your routine already (new supplements are not recommended during this week)
Breakfast: Yellow Banana and non-dairy yogurt , if you need protein try TLS whey protein shakes, chocolate is delicious!
Lunch: Salad with Spinach , kale or dark leafy greens mixed with peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, pumpkin seeds. Hold the dressing! if you really need dressing, a dash of olive oil is okay. A second option for lunch can be a small piece of white fish (tilapia) and hummus/veggies
Dinner: Fish or chicken, small sweet potato or veggies
Snacks (1 between breakfast/lunch and 1 before dinner): Hummus/veggies, almonds, protein shake , hard boiled eggs, herbal tea.
Water intake: You should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces. For example a 150 lb. person should be drinking @ least 75 ounces of water per day. if each cup is 8 oz. that’s 9.3 cups of water. (keep in mind most water bottles are 24-36 oz). Therefore you only have to refill 3 or 4 times per day. Easier than you think!
Other than the diet, taking the right cleanse supplement can help you release more waste and help you stay more alert throughout the week. I personally have used Nutriclean 7-day cleanse and love the results i had with this. The first few days you will feel weak! All of us that have gone through the cleanse will tell you, however by the end of the week you will have an unbelievable amount of energy that you have never had before in your life. Embrace it because you did it!