By Francesca - The Method
If you have 'over-done it' with the red wine last weekend, then it's the time to DETOX your body beautiful!
In fact, every time we binge eat and drink, exercise less or have high levels of stress due to work our cortisol levels rise up, a notorious cause of weight gain... Here are your 5 KEY POINTS for a healthier and happier you:
1)Drink more water…Start the day with a glass of warm water and put a slice of lemon in it if you want to spice up your drink. Your body needs water to function correctly. Water is a zero calorie drink that is not only refreshing but acts as a natural detoxifier by flushing away unwanted toxins from the body. It improves circulation, fat loss, and keeps your body temperature regulated. Keep yourself hydrated drink, drink, drink and be beautiful!!
2)Say NO to Alcohol…Just take a break from alcohol. While drinking in small doses can have good effect on your health (red wine is full of antioxidants, for example), if abused, alcohol will dehydrate your body (not good for a glowing skin), damage your liver and increase calorie intake, which is linked to obesity. Alcohol is a depressant, not a stimulant, and since it is likely you have been indulging in it during the night out, it will be good if you take a break for 3 or 4 weeks. You will feel recharged and your skin will benefit too... save money on the facial!
3)SUGAR=ANTIFOOD…Added sugar is evil, it will mess up your metabolism and your mood, in fact at the beginning will give you a kick start, instant energy and then crushing you right down by playing with your insulin level and leading to dramatic spikes in blood sugar. The key to a toned and streamlined physique is to maintain your blood sugar level STABLE at all times. Current research links sugar to some type of cancer and diabetes. Therefore, dump sugar: you are sweet enough honey bee!!! Believe me!!!
4)EAT PLENTY...Detox with these fruits: PAPAYA: extremely high in fiber, it will help you to cleanse your gastrointestinal track, flushing away all the toxins from your body, leaving you energized and rejuvenated. Papaya is also a great form of Vitamin C, so it fights your winter cold. Tips: Squeeze on a little lime to make it even more delicious. Yum! BERRIES: full of vitamin C and antioxidants: eating any type of berries is like Botox on your plate. Because they are very low in sugar, berries will not mess with your blood sugar level, especially when eaten with lean protein or nuts. Eat berries, live longer, detoxify faster, and look younger! CRUCIFEROS VEGETABLES: broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and cauliflower contain plenty of sulphur, which is among the top elements to help detoxify the liver. A healthy liver is essential for the detoxification process. A healthy liver= a healthier YOU!