Friday, May 23, 2014


Good morning babes!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, to say we've been busy in an understatement. I finished up my two Spring classes and immediately started up the summer term, in the midst of that WE GOT A PUPPY!!! If you follow me on instagram, then you've probably seen him, if not, stay tuned for a post with a million pictures of our little (and I do mean little) fur baby.

With summer activities quickly approaching getting toned and fit are definitely on the brain-- after my eating habits during finals week and moving, it's definitely time to detox and boost my body with the nutrients it needs! Now, I'm not talking about the crazy detoxes where you eat a walnut a day and drink bottles of sketchy looking goo that makes your bowels unhappy. That's not something I'm interested in but if you are, more power to ya!

To me, detoxing involves changing my diet around for a few days-a week just to flush out some of the bad stuff that may be lingering. If you've never detoxed before, I suggest easing into a plan that may be a little less restrictive and easier to follow. Try cutting out dairy or wheat, or stick to a vegan diet for 3-5 days, then ease back into your normal diet. In addition to changing what I eat, I also drink a cup or two of warm lemon water each day, and try to drink unsweetened green tea and plenty of water. You'll be surprised at how much your body can change just by doing these things for a few days.

Many of you know that I have a juicer (duh, I'm obsessed with it) so if this is an option for you, doing a juice cleanse might be a good option! Maybe try juicing for 3 days the first time, then see if you can go for a week the second time around. Ultimately when juicing you want to alkalize your body, so stick to more pH neutral foods.

Great food options when cleansing (whether juicing or not) include:

  • Beets- these are miracle workers for your gallbladder, they aid in digestion and beets also help clean out some "sludge" that may be lingering in your gallbladder.
  • Lemons- though these aren't pH neutral, they do help to detoxify and reduce bloat
  • Apples- there's a reason they say "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"
  • Ginger- this metabolism booster will help flush out gunk, and it's wonderful for an upset stomach!
  • Grapefruit- this fruit will kick your liver into high gear! 
So why not give it a try? Who knows, maybe you'll love it, and after you detox you'll be more likely to stick to a clean eating regime! If you have any questions, or would like an outline of the type of detoxes I do, let me know! Also, I'm not a licensed physician or nutritionist, so consult with your doctor before beginning a detox or cleanse. 



1 comment:

  1. I have been wanting to try juicing for a while! What type of juicer do you have?! Happy friday!