Does this pretty much sum up how you feel by the end of the day?
Well, if that looks a little too familiar, this blog post may be just what you need to kickstart your energy back to where you want it to be.
First, please let me apologize for having disappeared over the past couple of months! I’ve been elbow deep developing and delivering my new FitBody Spring Detox. It’s been such a rewarding experience working closely with groups and individuals who decided it was time to clean things up a bit. The results have been incredible! Here are just a couple of comments I received:
“My headaches have finally lifted…..I feel clearer and more energized”
“I love the fact that after every meal I feel light, satisfied and not sluggish”
Even if we eat mostly organic and avoid processed foods, many of us still accumulate toxins over time. It’s simply a reality of the world we live in. From the air we breathe to the water we drink and the cosmetics we slather on our skin, we are surrounded by chemicals, pesticides and toxins. Headaches, low energy, problem skin and an inability to lose weight…..all of these symptoms can indicate a liver that has simply been overburdened.
Because we all want to feel like this
……. here 4 simple daily detox tips you can easily incorporate into your routine. Ease the burden on your digestive tract and liver and you can enjoy an extra bounce in your step too.
1. Drink a nice big glass of room temperature lemon water every morning.
Taken on an empty stomach, lemon juice will stimulate digestive juices and bile flow. Why is that important? Because bile binds with toxins in your intestinal tract and helps eliminate them from your body. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into your water each morning and voila, you naturally help rid your body of unwanted pesticides and chemical residues. Added bonus: lemon water can have a mild laxative effect. What a great way to start your day!
2. Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds into your morning smoothie, oatmeal or yogurt.
If you’ve ever suffered from constipation, even for just a day, you know how sluggish you feel when you haven’t gone in a day or two. With 4 grams of fibre per tablespoon, not only will flaxseeds promote healthy digestion and promote bowel movements, they will also help balance your blood sugar and kill the cravings. Result —–> lasting energy that means no mid-afternoon frappuccino required.
3. Enjoy a big salad with wild salmon for lunch.
This is my very very most favourite meal! Packed with protein for muscle and tissue repair plus omega-3′s for an anti-inflammatory punch, this is real food that leaves me feeling energized, both physically and mentally. Wild salmon contains significantly lower levels of cancer-causing PCB’s and toxic dioxins than farmed so it’s worth spending the few extra dollars. While fresh salmon is definitely my preference, in a pinch I can recommend Wild Planet canned wild salmon – sustainably caught and sold in BPA-free tins.
Lunch can be ready in a snap! Eating healthy CAN be delicious and easy.
4. Get outside!
Run, bike, hike, yoga in the park – there’s nothing like a good workout to leave you feeling like you’re on top of the world. Exercise enhances your immune system, eases tension and releases those “feel-good” hormones (serotonin and dopamine) that boost your mood and alertness. Excess circulating cortisol caused by chronic stress can disrupt digestion, sleep patterns and, of course, energy. Exercise helps calm the nervous system and helps reduce that stress.
Whether you grab a partner or enjoy some solitude in nature, fresh air and exercise can have you sleeping like a baby before you know it.
There you have it……4 simple tips to keep you bright and full of energy all day long!