Well done for your efforts so far on the winter detox! Have you remembered to do some of the yoga postures & meditation we practiced at last weekends workshop? Try to include a short yoga practice into your daily routine. It will benefit you in so many ways. Cravings will diminish, your body will feel great and your mind will be relaxed.
Today is the day you will begin to feel clarity of mind, a sense of lightness and fresh energy. The hardest part of the detox is the first three days when your body is eliminating wheat, coffee, alcohol, meat, dairy and sugar from its system. Now that your body has adapted to your recent nutritional changes, you can begin to reap the rewards of consuming fresh, delicious produce.
When we are detoxing, more thought has to be provided for meal planning. Organization is key, starting with smart shopping and having access to lots of produce. Most meals will be made at home, with the knowing that the food you are preparing is providing your body with the best source of nutrients.
When food is prepared with a sense of nurturing, it can be argued that the nutritional value of the meal increases. It’s comes back to mindfulness, yet again: being mindful of what your body needs; being mindful when preparing; being mindful of the benefits you receive. Look at all the colours of the foods you are using; be aware of their vibrancy, texture and of how much goodness they are offering to you. Then we can be grateful for the food on our plate and to Mother Earth for providing us with an abundance of natural foods.
Being mindful helps to bring us into the present. When we are in the present we are in the natural flow of life and find balance.
Below are some two detox friendly snacks.
Detox friendly comfort drink: Heat 1 tsp cinnamon (or 1.5 cin sticks) in 8fl oz rice milk. Add 1 tsp honey. Om Delicious!
Snack: Vegetable crudités such as celery, carrots, cucumber, with almond nut butter or homemade hummus.