Maybe you slept your way through the fireworks or were counting down the time while bingeing the Marvel series. Or you were lucky and had one too many shots at home with friends and family. Regardless, it’s time to leave the wreckage of 2020 and act on the ‘New Year, New You’ mantra.
So here are 4 ways to detox no matter what you were up to last week!
7-day sugar challenge
Don’t worry, you can still have dessert! The 7-day sugar challenge is all about restricting added sugar, which can be found in 70 percent of packaged food from your breakfast sausages to yogurt.
Added sugar not only triples the required consumption and but also turns on the aging program in your body. It is the leading cause of obesity and liver failure but also can increase heart-related diseases. The challenge then helps jumpstart healthy habits and improve numerous metabolic markers such as blood pressure, cholesterol, the works!
Just ensure to look for added sugar when looking at food labels!
Need a meal plan to help you out?
Everyone’s picked up their phone only to find themselves hours later looking at cat videos and memes. Or constantly checking their phones every five seconds, but with the pandemic? TikTok and Instagram seem to have taken complete control over our lives. The solution? A 30- day cleanse, where you deny any form of access to your phone? Too extreme? App limits are a great way to start too, blocking specific apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram can help boost productivity.
Now we don’t mean Ouija boards or spell casting, a spiritual detox refers to improving mental wellbeing through mediation, prayer, yoga, intention setting, and other well-being techniques like the Qi ‘gong.
Here’s a quick yoga session to begin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_EvW56CL0I
The annual new year detox
Now, this can include juice cleanses to reset from the boozy nights or week-long healthy eating to create healthier habits in 2021. You can try a hand at making your own version of green smoothies or try these recipes https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/happy-smoothies.
Or if you’re feeling fancy, you can try a week-long detox that also has plant-based options here – https://goop.com/wellness/detox/new-year-detox-2021/