FIT&FAB : Want a good start in 2018? Try detoxing
6 months ago, 3 Jan 13:35
My fitness journey continues to be a very liberating aspect of my life especially since I redefined why am on this path. I do it for me, to be healthy and to enjoy everyday life. It is not bound to anyone’s timelines and I am at full liberty to slip and bounce back. One of these days we will talk about those “concerned” people who greet you like, “ Now you have started getting fat again and the way you had cut weight nicely.” For now, don’t let such insensitive comments tamper your enthusiasm as we start a new year of fitness and feeling fabulous. After all the feasting and festivities, I would recommend that we take this first days of the year to detox. A detox is like a reset button setting the pace for the year that’s before us. Every year I do a social detox and a food detox. The social detox is very easy as it involves evaluating the relationships and activities of the year ended so as to qualify their worthiness in the coming year. WILL READ MORE BOOKS For instance this year, I will read more books and watch less movies. I seem to be edified more by what I read than what I watch. I have watched way too many movies but I can’t seem to recall any that had a transformational impact on me. There are also a few friendships that I will stop fighting for mainly because the common ground on which they were based is quickly disappearing. Bishop T.D Jake’s in a clip I came across urges us that we stop watering dead things. I am heading that advise and cutting loose dead relationships. The food detox is a tad more difficult. It included switching to more vegetables and water as well as the dreadful yet helpful cabbage soup. Some people detox on smoothies or intermittent fasting, I prefer cabbage soup detox. Basically, this includes having fruit salad for breakfast, garden salad (green salad) and cabbage soup for dinner. Here is my all-time fauvorite cabbage soup recipe; INGREDIENTS 1 head of leafy cabbage 1 bell pepper 2 tomatoes / a bunch of cherry tomatoes 3 onions/ bunch of spring onions 3 cloves crushed garlic A piece of grated ginger 2 stalks of diced celery A pinch of pepper A pinch of salt METHOD Place all the ingredients in a saucepan or pot. Fill with water and bring to boil till all the veggies are cooked and tender. Allow to cool before blending the soup. Serve and enjoy. In addition, consume at least two litres of infused water to further enhance the detox. To infuse water simply soak a piece of ginger, sliced cucumber, lemons and mint leaves overnight in 2litres of water. Strain the mixture and sip the refreshing water throughout the day. This has been my reset button to get me back on track after the holiday's festivities. I normally do it for a week or even ...
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