Oh, the holidays. A time where we test the elasticity of our stomachs and our tolerance to alcohol (and family members). As much as we had a blast gathering around with our loved ones as we feasted around the clock, what's done is done and the New Year is our time to move forward and give our bodies a rest from the over indulgences. The aftermath of the festive season may have left you feeling bloated, tired, and with several unwanted pounds. If you are feeling like you want to scrub out your insides and clean up your diet, a nutritionist-tested detox is the best solution to reset your body by eliminating all the built up toxins.
BUT WHAT ARE TOXINS ANYWAY?
A toxin is a chemical or poison that is known to have harmful effects on the body. Toxins can come from additives in our food, pesticides on our produce, toxic contaminants in our water, chemicals found in household products, and toxic compounds from environmental pollution.
Sometimes we willingly expose ourselves to even more toxins like alcohol, cigarette smoke, sugar, and junk food. Good news is that our bodies are specifically designed to remove those toxins through organs like the liver and kidneys and eliminate them in the form of sweat, urine, and feces. However, the unfortunate news is that because of lifestyle, food, and environmental burdens in our modern society, our bodies have trouble keeping up with this bombardment of daily toxic exposure. This is where signs and symptoms in our bodies reveal themselves, which can include:
- trouble losing weight
- brain fog
- unexplained exhaustion
- unexplained headaches
- mood swings
- bad body odour
- muscle aches and pains
- skin reactions or allergies
- reduced libido
- sensitivity to scents
This 3-week challenge is designed to help you:
- eliminate cravings
- detoxify your body from all the excess sugar, carbs, and alcohol
- shed the holiday pounds... and then some!
- increase energy
- improve performance in your workouts
- improve your sleep
- heal digestive system complaints
- improve bowel function
- ramp up metabolism