Dianne Sykes | April 6, 2018
It’s that time of year. Spring has sprung. It’s a great time to start thinking about detoxing your body and your life. In fact it’s natural. It is actually programmed in our biology as living things. During the Spring your liver takes front and center as the super organ, stripping your blood and lymph down and pulling out any toxins and build up from the winter months. It’s a time of renewal. When your body does this internal Spring cleaning, it makes way for restoration and rebirth of tissue in your physiology.
Despite the massive “buzz” around the word detox, there is actually a very simple and strategic way you can aid your body in the natural detoxification process. Below are 11 supercharged and super simple tips to get your cells in full RECHARGE mode for Spring and beyond…
Now a note on portion sizes. Since we referred to them quite a bit in the above tips, here is a great way to keep track. Use your own hand as the best measuring tool you could ever ask for. First of all it’s handy (PUN intended) and second you’ll never be without it. And you can always refer to this other blog post here where we provide really useful palm and fist portion pics from Precision Nutrition. So on to the quick and dirty guidelines:
For women = 1 palm sized portion
For men = 2 palm sized portions
For women = 1 fist sized portion
For men = 2 fist sized portions
Carbs (grains, starches, fruits, legumes):
For women = 1 hand “cupped” sized portion
For men = 2 hand “cupped” sized portions
For women = 1 thumb size portion
For men = 2 thumb size portions
Super simple, right??
Last key piece of information to share is a stellar grocery list. Check it out below…
*If you have soy allergies or think you may have them, avoid tofu. Soy contains phyto-estrogens (the hormone, estrogen, that occurs naturally in some plants). There is an on-going debate regarding the role of phyto-estrogens in health and illness. If you have a known thyroid disorder, find losing weight to be extremely hard, or you currently have or previous had cancer, you probably want to avoid it. Ask your doctor if soy is safe for you.