Wednesday, September 19, 2012

5 Top Detox Tips for Fall

Early this summer I won a "detox" from a blog I frequent. But it was summer, and well, just not the right time for me to detox. But I'm on board and ready to get started on October 1st. And, here's the kicker, one lucky reader can join me for free!  You want to, right?

Well, if you don't now, you will after reading this piece by Lisa Consiglio Ryan.

Lisa is the founder of Whole Health Designs, juicy clean living advocate and mama of two. She loves her Birkram yoga practice, running, and is on a mission to spread the word, “Food is love.” She provides detox programs and private coaching for women who desire to embrace clean living. Lisa is also developing her own line of raw, cold-pressed juices. Yum!

As a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Lisa has worked with over 1,000 people in her Renewal 10 Day Detox programs.  Her work has been featured in TinyBuddhaCrazy Sexy Life, and Mind Body Green. You can also check out her new program, Kickin’ It Clean virtual group and meal plans for plant lovers.



Say this word, and some people will run for the hills.

Detox is sometimes equated to deprivation and starvation.

But it doesn’t have to be that way especially when done safely and effectively.

Detox can give you the jump start you need to lose a few pounds, reboot healthy habits, and gain tons of energy.

Think glow, radiant, clear, and focused!  Now doesn’t that sound good?

During fall, we are moving inward; slowing down from the movement of summer. In the fall, as the growth season of summer comes to a close, detox is an ideal way to prepare for winter, the holidays and hibernation.

Fall is actually the ideal time to detox. Think of purging the old …. just like the trees, you must shed your leaves and get prepared for winter. A fall detox will help stave off seasonal colds which are so prevalent this time of year, too. Bonus!

Fall is the time to get productive and finish projects for the year.   It’s about getting things done.

Back to school … back to routines … back to work.

It’s extremely important to cleanse each season to rid your body of toxins from food, the environment, and even your stress.  Each season brings different feelings and outcomes of balance.

During fall, here’s what you get when you are in balance: clarity, better communication, accomplishment, feeling light …

AND when you are not: confusion, indecision, fatigue, congestion, and overindulgence.

What sounds good to you?

If you want to go for the balance, detox can be so easy if you set your intentions and health goals ahead of time.  If you are ready to get back to healthy habits, a detox can be the perfect remedy.

Here are 5 tips for an easy, safe, and effective fall detox:

  1. Eat whole Foods:  Try a gentle, clean food-based detox. The first step is to eliminate foods that have barcodes. This means avoid foods that come in a can or box- processed foods. I usually remind myself of this rule when I shop. Also, stick to organic fruits and veggies for your cleanse. You don’t want to add any toxins into your body during your detox!  In fall, you will generally eat warm stews, soups, and root vegetable dishes. And don’t forget to add those warming spices to your meals, such as cinnamon and nutmeg.  

  2. Eliminate added sugar, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, wheat/gluten, and soy: These substances are allergens and even addictive.  These need to be eliminated while you are doing a detox. Try to keep things as clean as possible, and you will notice a big difference in your mood, energy and even skin. 

  3. Move your body:  Of course eating foods that nourish and detoxify are necessary for your detox, but the next step is to incorporate exercise. Try gentle yoga, walking in nature, stretching. You don’t want to run a marathon during your detox.  You will be completely exhausted. Your body is working hard to get rid of toxins, and she needs to restore during the detox period.   

  4. Take time to breathe and meditate:  This time is for YOU. So try sitting still for at least 10 minutes a day, breathing in and out. Have a mantra. Be still. Stress is the #1 cause of inflammation so do all you can to take a few steps back and calm your mind. 

  5. Determine the length of your detox: 10 days is a perfect time period to feel and see changes in your body.  It’s just enough time to really get the full effects of a food-based detox.  It takes time to make changes, and your body needs time to adjust to eating differently, getting rid of toxins, and establishing habits. So a cleanse less than 10 days might not give you the full results. If you are new to detoxing or want a power-boost to jump start healthy living, then 10 days is a good start. 
So what do you say? Ready to get your detox on this fall?


Giveaway details: 

Lisa Consiglio Ryan will provide one lucky reader with a free spot in the October 1st Fall Renewal 10 Day Detox! 

Mandatory Entry
Leave a comment below letting me know you are interested in detoxing with me in October!
Additional Entries
Follow Lisa on Facebook {one entry}. 
Follow Lisa on Twitter {one entry}. 
You must leave a separate comment below for each action to count as an additional entry. 

Rules (aka the fine print): You must be 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen to enter. Chances of winning are based upon number of entries received. The contest will run from Wednesday, September 19th through Friday, September 21st. A winner will be selected from all eligible entires using and announced on Saturday, September 22nd. 

Disclosure: I am joining the Fall Renewal 10 Day Detox as a winner as well. I am not otherwise being compensated for this giveaway. 

I'm so excited to have a reader join me on this journey!  

Good luck!

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