I don’t know about you, but this year I ate a little indulgently over the holidays. I try to stay pretty consistent with my healthy routines during celebrations and vacations, but this year I experimented a bit and ventured out into the world of more conventional holiday fare. Though it was really fun in the moment, it had some unpleasant and unattractive consequences. I don’t want to ring in the new year looking and feeling like a toad: all puffed up and really cranky.
1. First thing in the morning for 3 days, drink 12 ounces of warm water mixed with the juice of one lemon. Wait 15 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. This tart cocktail acts as a mild diuretic and will support your liver in its cleansing action after a good night’s sleep.
2. Stick to lean proteins and vegetables with modest amounts of clean fats for the bulk of your meals and any snacks for at least 2 weeks.
3. Eat 1-3 servings of green vegetables every day, especially cooked dark green leafies, such as kale and collards. These are alkalizing, nourishing (rich in micronutrients), and calming to your system.
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson