How to Eat Clean on Your Annual Detox
Water, stress, pollution, personal and home-care products, smoking, and overindulging in food and alcohol, especially during holidays are all sources of toxins that attack your body on a daily basis.
This is why January is probably a good time for detoxing and we recommend doing it for at least 5-7 days if you want to see any improvements. Before starting, here are a few things you may want to consider.
The inflammatory foods you want to eliminate in your meal plan are:
caffeine, alcohol, dairy, gluten, corn, nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, white potatoes), refined sugar, shellfish, white rice, eggs, and soy. Reduce your consumption of red meat, and instead opt for more fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts for snacks, and fish or plant-based protein powders for your daily protein needs.
Just to clarify, this detox is not about deprivation, but rather for you to get in tune with your body, find out what it likes, dislikes, and needs. The goal of this detox is to restore your body through clean, high-nutritious healthy foods.
Eat more if you’re hungry. Eat a little less if you’re full. Listen to your body. Maybe eliminating all of the above is too much and you just want to see what happens when you remove dairy from your diet for a week. There's more than one way for a successful detox. Experiment and do it your way.