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3 Simple Steps for a New Year's Cleanse

Pants a little tight after all the christmas ? Feeling more tired than usual?

Well, let’s get rid of those extra holiday kilos and boost your vitality with these 3 smart slim-down cleansing strategies.

After all, there’s no better time to CLEAN your body of toxic junk and excess weight than the beginning of a New Year.

 

The problem with almost all cleanses on the market is that they are completely focused on the WRONG thing.

They want you to believe that by buying bottles of their herbal concoctions, supplements, or drinking gallons of “Lemon Tea” so that you’ll be able to lose weight and feel more alive than ever.

And although they may show quick results, they will rarely if ever lead to lasting change. 

What good is it to lose 10 kilos in 2 weeks only to pack it right back on?

I want quick AND lasting change for you. 

And that’s exactly what the following 3 healthy cleansing strategies will help you move towards.

Cleansing is important – if it’s done right. It’s not about relying on supplements but rather making small adjustments to the most important thing you do each day …

EATING.

Yes, you can eat more and weigh less. Yes, food can heal what ails you. And yes, these foods can actually taste delicious.
But you have to know what you’re doing.

Let’s start with these 3 strategies…

1 – Replenish water in the mornings

Yes, that’s right… I want you to drink fresh filtered water first thing in the morning. I recommend starting your day with ONE liter of water before ingesting anything else.

Why?

Two reasons…

First, you lose a lot water during sleep through breathing. Therefore, rehydrating when you wake up is important.

Second, since you’re immobile during sleep, the toxins that your body produces and tries to get rid of build up in your liver and bile. Drinking water in the morning can help move those toxins out of your system in your urine and stool.

Bonus tip: Add a squeeze of lemon or lime to your morning water. Lemon stimulates gall bladder contractions, which facilitates the removal of those stored toxins. Lemon also awakens the rest of your digestive tract so you’ll find yourself hopping on the toilet quicker than by drinking a morning coffee.

2 – Go Green and Enjoy a Liquid Lunch

If I were to give you ONE strategy that could improve your body and health dramatically it would be to add more greens into your diet.

And the easiest way to do that is by liquefying them.

Because let’s be honest…

Unless you’re a cow grazing the pasture, you’re most likely not going to be eating grasses and leafy greens all day long. But you certainly can throw greens like kale, parsley, swiss chard, lettuce, and any green powders into a blender, right?

The power of green vegetables lies in their incredibly high levels of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting phytonutrients. Greens are also the major source of alkalinity within our food supply. When you’re body is too acidic (from eating too many grains, sugar, and animal products) it becomes prone to sickness, disease, and lethargy.

By eating more vegetables, especially greens, you can restore the natural alkaline pH that your blood requires for optimal health.

Here’s my go-to lunchtime smoothie that I know you’ll enjoy too…

1 head of kale or dark green lettuce
½ handful coriander
1 apple
1 pear
1 banana
Juice of ½ lime
500 ml of water

Throw everything into a blender and you’ll get about 1 liter of cleansing power that tastes amazing!

3 – Remove Common Congesting and Allergenic Foods

Foods like sugar, breads, pasta, and alcohol are obvious ones to scratch off the list when cleansing your body of toxic build-up in a healthier way.

But not many people realize that foods like corn, soy, grains, and most animal products (especially dairy) are very congesting and taxing on your digestive and immune system.

By eating these “allergenic” foods on a regular basis, some of their proteins can be identified as foreign invaders by your immune system. As a result, they stimulate inflammation throughout your body, leading to mucus production, congestion, and shunted flow of energy.

By removing these foods from your diet. You will notice that you have more energy, less congestion, better bowel movements, and have shed needless fat. Then you can add them back into your diet (one at a time) to notice their effect on your body.

SO it's easy jusy follow these step daily and you'll get that new body this year.

1. DRINK a lot of clean fresh water
2. Kick out the soda and artificial sweeted drinks like diets and zeros and go green.
3. Sleep well
4. Eat small meals often.
5. Get Inspired
6. Get Involved


Hope you have a great 2013.

Stay healthy

Dave


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