Detox for the New Year 2019

Happy New Year everyone!

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Now that the holidays are gone and the over drinking and eating is done, you wish you did less drinking and eating by looking at the scale or when the clothes do not fit anymore. So what can you do. 

As everybody else I had the lovely Italian food and cakes over Christmas and New Year and especially the wonderful “tirami su” that my relatives made, and of course the usual “panettone”. How could I have resisted when it was hand made with a lot of dark chocolate covering the outside and the inside with some hazelnuts! Who could resist if they loved chocolate! So yes, haime’ the needle of the scale did go up a bit, and my digestive system and my liver did feel it, even without the drinking as I do not drink. It un-balance me too much to drink, like probably everybody else.

Now, when I was back, the only thing that I had to do to detox and get back to normal is stop eating sugary food, adding any salt to any of my food as usual, eat much, much less, drink about 2 liters of water a day and walk my dog as usual for about 1 hour a day. And the detox is done. I feel much better already! Now being a nutritionist of course I added the friendly bacteria to reset by intestinal tract ecosystem, took some liver detox such as L-glutathione, which is more specific for me, but mostly it is for everybody, you can add some artichoke either in food or capsules to help with the fatty food digestion and breaking down, and reduce the possible higher cholesterol, milk thistles, bitter greens such as chicory, radicchio, rocket salad and eat more fish or vegetarian food such as beans and lentils (of course I reduce completely the pasta and pasta dishes which are everyday dish in Italy). Eat plenty of raw salad, and more vegetables as well and about 2 kilos are already gone in almost a week. Mostly is excess water retention from the salt, but it is ok. I am back to my healthy eating and my healthy self. Of course I also reduce the coffee from 2 to 1 a day as my usual cup and drinking more herbal teas such as ginger and lemon or detox tea then usual. You will lose weight without effort. Of course if you drink you do need to give up alcohol for at least a month to detox completely. No options there. 

Enjoy Life! Remember you are what you eat and drink!

Copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist 

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