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Pre-Tox for Summer

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

I love the idea of a pre-tox before your next holiday or the festive season. So many people focus on doing a detox after Christmas. However, this can create more stress on the body, especially if you have overindulged.

A pre-tox prepares the body by building resilience and improving the detoxification pathways.


I would aim for a 2-week pre-tox to feel your best.

  • Drink lots of water

  • Eliminate alcohol, soft drinks (even no sugar) and store-bought juices.

  • Enjoy mineral water with freshly squeezed lime or lemon instead of a glass of wine.

  • If you find it hard to ditch the coffee, just have one per day.

  • Include good quality protein such as lean chicken, eggs, fish, beans and legumes at each meal.

  • Avoid red meat, deli meats and sausages.

  • Include healthy fats such as avocado, nuts and seeds, wild salmon, and olive oil.

  • Increase fibre from fresh vegetables and whole fruits. Aim for 2-3 handfuls of vegetables or salads per meal. 1-2 whole fruits per day. Berries are excellent as they are high in antioxidants.

  • Ditch the fast foods, take aways, processed, packaged foods and sugar.

  • Eat as close to Nature as possible, fresh and in season.

  • Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night.

  • Move your body daily. Walking is a fantastic option.

  • Stress reduction techniques such as meditation, mindful breathing and yoga.

  • Dry skin brushing is great for the lymphatic system.

  • Be kind to yourself.

A day on a plate.

Breakfast

  • Scrambled eggs with vegetables.

  • Protein berry smoothie, good quality protein powder, almond milk, 1/2 cup berries and chia seeds.

Lunch:

  • Large mixed salad with a palm-sized piece of protein and homemade salad dressing (olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice).

Dinner:

  • Stir fry with your choice of protein on cauliflower rice.

  • Oven-baked salmon with steamed vegetables.

  • Chicken skewers with Greek Salad.


Please get in touch if you need help with your Pre-tox.

Have a great day

Jules x


Casuarina Holistic Health is conveniently located on the Tweed Coast. Naturopathic consultations can either be in clinic or online.



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