Do you enjoy doing a quiz to see how you are going with your health? As part of the Spring Reset program earlier this year we reviewed the need for a detox as well as providing a healthy meal plan to really get people started. The meal plan is included as a download at the end of this blog and I would love some feedback on how the recipes worked for you.
The end of lockdowns is an ideal time to look at a “reset” for your health and you will find the questionnaire really assists you in determining what areas really need attention. Typically if you are considering a detox then it’s the digestive issues like reflux, bloating and flatulence, that will drive the decision. However it is often the case that allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and sinus will also see improvement as a result and it is also useful when you are suffering from inflammation.
To really start your Reset it is recommended that you pick one change from this list and stick to it for a week and just notice the difference for you.
- Three cups of vegetables a day with at least one cup of leafy greens.
- Adequate hydration of at least 1.5-2.0 L of water or herbal tea daily.
- Protein at every meal, palm size and thickness.
- One handful of nuts and seeds a day.
- Reduce starchy carbohydrates (bread, pasta and rice) to 1-2 serves daily.
- Reduce coffee and tea to one cup daily
Many of these changes work well together, for example if you cut down on the starchy carbs at lunch, then ideally you replace it with more vegetables. Cutting down on the tea and coffee could see you drinking more water. Regardless of which one you pick check in and redo the detox questionnaire after a week and see what’s changed. For many people simple dietary changes with adequate hydration are enough to see a real improvement. The changes may start early but for sustainable improvement it may require 6-8 weeks.
For those of you who are curious about whether a detox may be right for you please find a detox questionnaire for your interest.
If you wondered what a meal plan looked like doing a Reset this program below gives you an outline of what it could look like. To make it easy we often include recipes for dinner with the ability to use leftovers for lunch. In this way you are not preparing food multiple times a day.
If you would like more information on detoxification, or simply to understand if it can assist you and would like to make an appointment you can book in on (02) 8084 0081 or online.
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