If you detox, you are going to feel great after your cleanse. With that being said, it is not enough to do a detox; no, you will, ideally, never go back to your old ways. By doing so, you won't need to detox again, and you will have great long-term results. Here is what you should do after your detox.
With that being said, it is not enough to do a detox; no, you will, ideally, never go back to your old ways. By doing so, you won't need to detox again, and you will have great long-term results. Here is what you should do after your detox.
First and foremost, you should develop a long-term diet plan. This doesn't mean you will want to take part in some fad diet. Instead, by eating the right fruits and vegetables, you will give your body the food it craves. While there is no hard rule about what fruits to eat, you can add bananas, oranges, grapes, raspberries and mangoes back into your diet. Of course, try to eat local and organic, so you can adjust your plan as needed.
Instead of light lettuce, which contains mainly water, you should opt for spinach. It has more vitamins and minerals and is much healthier than normal iceberg lettuce. When eating cucumbers, make sure to leave the juicy peel on as it contains a lot of good stuff for your body. Try to also add lots of onions, bell peppers and other delicious vegetables back to your diet. If you add veggies that you actually enjoy the taste of, you are going to have an easier time eating well.
As far as protein, try to find a place that sells great grass-fed beef. That way, you can get your protein in a delicious and healthy manner. Eggs from cage-free chickens are also a good investment, and you can have them for any meal of the day. A hard boiled egg makes a great snack. Remember, there are good proteins and bad proteins, and if you eat the right ones, you will do your body a favor. With the right ones, you will have plenty of energy throughout the day.
When you re-introduce foods into your diet, make sure to do it slowly. You don't want to put your body into shock. You will want to pay attention to your body to see if any foods cause a shock. Wait a couple of days or even three days to see if negative reactions occur. When testing foods, have a substantial amount on your plate – that way you can verify that it is causing the problem. Then, if problems occur, note them and avoid the food. If it's a food you truly enjoy, you can revisit the issue later and see if it was a one-time thing.
Now, just as importantly, you will want to know what foods to avoid. One of the biggest one most try to avoid is wheat. With gluten, you can be sluggish, tired and sapped of energy. The same could be said of sugar. While it's hard to avoid natural sugars found in foods, you can start reading labels and buying foods without a lot of sugar. Another food to add to your list is dairy. It is not really natural for humans to drink cow's milk or eat cheese. By eliminating dairy, not only can you keep your weight balanced, but you can avoid a host of potential issues as a lot of us, without even knowing it, have a problem with lactose and digesting it.
If you successfully complete a cleanse, you are going to feel great. But, the battle is not over; it has just started. You must know what foods to eat and what foods to keep out. At the same time, you will want to know your own allergies so you can avoid problems.