Don't plan to detox if you are sick. You want to start this detox when your body and organs are healthy so you don't tax your immune system as it's trying to heal you.
Don't detox if you are doing it just because it's the popular thing to do do it because you are trying to make a change to a healthier lifestyle. If you just plan to go back to eating and drinking how you used to before, then you may want to reconsider your ultimate goal in detoxing. Look at the cleansing as a transition to your healthiest self.
Don't plan to go through a detox if you have an eating disorder or have a history of binge dieting.
Ask yourself what is your motivation for wanting to detox. Be true to yourself, and be mindful of your body and feelings throughout the process.
Start taking steps now to decrease your toxic load. Cut back on sugar, caffeine, processed foods, fried foods, red meat, alcohol, and perfume or scented lotions. This may be a good time to consider quitting smoking. This preparation will help to support your organs with the cleansing process as you get closer to starting your 3-Day Detox.
Start drinking more water. The optimum amount is half your body weight in ounces per day. You can work up to this amount if you don't drink much water.
You can enhance your circulation during detox with daily light exercises, such as walking, yoga, or tai chi. Do not engage in strenuous physical exercise as your system is working hard to cleanse. You may also notice a decrease in energy level and this is normal. Treat yourself to some relaxation.
Bathe with Epsom salts. This helps with circulation and allows your body to absorb magnesium, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain and muscle cramps. It will also help prevent migraine headaches. You may get a headache during a detox and this is a normal part of the process. It's likely due to detoxing from caffeine.
Get a minimum of 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleeps so your body can replenish and restore.
Leah is a Holistic Nutrition Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is the owner of In Tune Holistic Living, LLC, a Processed-Free America Certified Facilitator, and Strategic Planning Facilitator. Her personal journey of discovery and self-healing through a variety of holistic modalities has fueled her passion to guide you to achieve a healthier, happier life. She maintains a regular yoga practice and whole-food lifestyle and has been a vegetarian for over 27 years. She is a teacher at heart and has established work yoga programs for technology companies and the City of Scottdale, Arizona, whose program is now funded by the City's health benefits program. She also teaches Science and Math at a local community college. One of her passions is traveling and experiencing different cultures. She has traveled to over 20 countries. Leah's purpose is to provide edible education and empower you to "Tune In to Your Healthiest Self". Leah's heartfelt goal is to spread knowledge about healthy, clean living. Her belief is that we are all unique and discovering the diet and exercise that best suits your specific needs will open you to your full healing potential and lead you to a healthier, happier, sustainable lifestyle.