Thinking about doing a 3-day detox? If you want to get fancy with it, say it as the Portuguese would and tell everyone you’re doing “una dieta detox 3 dias.” No matter what you decide to call it, there are some things would should be doing in conjunction with your cleanse. Follow these tips and you’re sure to find maximum results.
1. The best part of waking up
Isn’t coffee in your cup. It’s a warm glass of water with lemon. This will help jumpstart your day and kick your body into high gear without caffeine and other toxins.
2. Brush away the toxins
Before your shower each day, take a dry brush to your skin. Start with the bottom of your feet and work your way to the top of your head. This is called a lymphatic massage and will get rid of all the dry, unhealthy skin on your body. It also helps to boost the detox process.
3. Keep drinking that water
You need at least a gallon of water a day to stay properly hydrated. This is even more important during a cleanse as your body is working extra hard.
4. Soak the toxins down the drain
A nice, relaxing salt bath may not sound like an ideal way to lose weight. But during a detox, it actually helps your body through the process of releasing toxins.
5. Stay away from temptation
This will be especially difficult if you have children. Preparing dinner will be the greatest temptation for you to cheat on your cleanse. Resist as best you can. Ask your spouse to do the cooking for those 3 days.
Try getting other people onboard with your detox. Maybe they will do it with you. If you have a good support system, the chances of success skyrocket.
6. Alcohol is not your friend
You’re on a cleanse. Even though alcohol has water in it, it’s not going to help you. Get it out of your house so you’re not tempted by the sight of it. The sugars and other chemicals in alcohol will stunt the progress you’re trying to make. It’s better to just throw out the bottles and not have them there staring at you. It’s only 3 days. You can do it.