5 lazy ways to detox
When I came out of the bedroom after getting dressed the other morning, my son looked at me and said,
“Why are you wearing your black top again mum? I like it when you wear your blue dress with the flowers on.”
I realised that I miss my summer dresses too. I’m not ready to come out of hibernation yet, but I know that summer will come around more quickly than I think.
I’m not always so great with will-power.
My morning isn’t the same without a flat white, not to mention a glass of wine in the evening.
Do I have to?
Easy does it
Here’s my plan.
Mostly painless, nothing too drastic and one or two things are even quite enjoyable.
- Lemon water first thing every morning.It’s so dark when I wake up and I feel like it’s still night-time but a hot water with lemon is so refreshing and it’s great for my liver and skin.
- Reduce my alcohol intake.I’m have more alcohol-free days, and I feel proud about this. My main motivation for this is weight loss. Alcohol = calories, basically.
- Cut back on caffeine.I’ve bought a few extra boxes of different types of herbal tea, all by Pukka, which is my favourite tea brand hands down.I’m drinking extra warm and spicy ones. Withdrawing from caffeine gives me a horrible headache for days.I don’t want that to happen so I do need to reduce it, but slowly.
- Scrub.I’m making the most of my Neal’s Yard Rose and Geranium scrub in the shower at the moment.It really gets my circulation going after months of wearing woolly tights and jumpers.
- Homeopathy.There are some great remedies for clearing the liver and bowel – Nux Vomica and Sulphur are two of the best.I’m putting myself on a course of these, plus some detox homeobotanicals.
- Sauna.I’m lucky to live near York Hall Spa in Bethnal Green.It’s very affordable and I always choose a women’s only session.It’s so peaceful and I love all the different ways that I can break out a sweat.
My skin always feels so soft after a sauna, steam and Turkish bath.
If you like the idea of a lazy detox I hope I’ve given you a few things to try.
Remember, small things make a big difference in how you look and feel.
The secret is to make them a regular part of your routine.
Good luck with coming out of hibernation the lazy way.