Christmas detox diet: how to cleanse yourself before the holidays

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Who said you need to purify yourself only after Christmas? It is possible to do a bit of detox and lose weight even immediately before the holidays to leave at an advantage and in shape in the face of the famous binges that will almost certainly put our stomachs to the test.



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Who said you need to purify yourself only after Christmas? It is possible to do some Detox and lose weight immediately too before holidays to leave at an advantage and in shape in the face of the famous binges that will almost certainly put our stomachs to the test.



During the days preceding Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve we can have a greater focus on our diet by choosing light, easily digestible and detox foods. In essence, it is a question of following a diet consisting of a lot of fiber and water-rich foods such as fruit and vegetables, while limiting fatty and high-protein foods. In this way we will stimulate diuresis and detoxification of the organism.

But let's see more specifically what is recommended to eat and what should be avoided.

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What to eat and what to avoid

The detox diet, regardless of the time of year in which you intend to follow it, does not have a fixed basic scheme but general rules to be taken into account. It is recommended to take mainly fresh vegetables and fruit, rich in vitamins and mineral salts that help purify the body, as well as whole grains and legumes.

Among fruit and vegetables, we can choose in particular the variants that help the liver the most, the organ responsible for purification. Green light therefore to artichokes, garlic, grapefruit, spinach, broccoli, apples, avocado, lemon and turmeric among the spices.

For example, you can enjoy detox soups, smoothies and juices every day, all liquid foods rich in vitamins and super moisturizers. It is also important to drink a lot, for example, you can help yourself with sugar-free herbal teas and infusions. You can start early in the morning with a nice cup of warm water and lemon.

When following a detox diet it is good to avoid fried or too fatty foods (in general junk food), as well as refined and packaged foods, milk and dairy products, alcohol and coffee. Animal proteins and salt should also be limited.



How long to follow it

You can dedicate the whole week before Christmas, or at least 3/4 days, to a detox of this type. In this way you will be able to dispose of some toxins, recover energy, make your body work at its best and even lose a little weight.

On the detox diet you may also be interested in:

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Physical activity and rest

To promote detox it is very important to combine a healthy diet with moderate but constant physical activity. You can not only walk (at least 40 minutes a day) but also run, practice your favorite sport and at the same time engage in activities such as yoga and meditation that relieve stress and promote purification. It is also important to rest well and for the right number of hours. It should not be underestimated that sleep is a key moment for the detoxification of our body.



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