After the holidays, many of us feel guilty because we have indulged in all kinds of festive foods. But you shouldn’t feel too bad about it! You can make up for all the sweet treats, greasy foods, and alcohol you had. Find out how you can cleanse your body from the bad stuff with an after-Christmas detox!
Oh the joys of the holidays! When Christmas season comes around and we spend time with family and friends, this is also the time of year when we indulge in all sorts of festive food and drink. And let’s be honest, who could resist a fabulous Christmas dinner at home with family? What with the sweet and tasty holiday treats, cakes and cookies, and of course the oh-so-delicious eggnog to be had, it’s no wonder that the holidays can leave us with quite a sense of guilt when all is said and done.
Unsurprisingly, after the holidays we feel as if the festivities have set us back with our diet and our weight loss regimen that we followed so strictly for the entire year. But you don’t need to switch into panic mode because of your dietary “sins” during the holidays: an after-Christmas detox can help you get rid of the toxins that have accumulated in recent weeks.
So don’t feel too bad if you slip a bit during Christmas season, since this is really the worst time to begin or stick to a strict diet. After Christmas, however, you can give your body some rest from greasy foods, sweets, and drinks. With an after-Christmas detox, you can get your body back into shape once more.
A detox means that you cleanse your body from the inside out as an effective way to improve your overall health and vitality. It is not some esoteric magic, but an effective way to support our body’s natural cleansing process via the liver, kidneys, intestines, and even the skin.
But a detox does more than just eliminate harmful wastes from our system. It also rejuvenates our organs so they can function optimally. It stimulates the liver and kidneys and promotes elimination of wastes through the bowels, kidneys, and skin. Detoxing also improves blood circulation and gives us more energy to boot! In short: it’s just the right thing for after the holidays!
Then again, a detox can be quite a drastic change from our normal eating habits, especially following the holidays. After all, detoxing requires that we don’t eat or drink the things we crave. This means abstaining from sugar, coffee, and alcohol, which can be a problem if we’re otherwise used to these things. To increase your chances of a successful detox, you want to be well-prepared. The good news is, that post-holiday slump is actually the perfect time to get started with your detox.
Here at Uzuma, we have created a programme that is ideal for your after-Christmas detox. The Uzuma Detox Programme consists of nutritious, easy-to-digest slow juices that give your body the rest and tools it needs to repair itself so you can bring your system back into balance. Simply drink 7 bottles of our fresh, healthy slow juice each day when you’re detoxing, in place of your regular diet. You can follow the detox programme as long as you want; it’s entirely up to you, though we recommend that you don’t detox longer than 4 weeks.
When you’re detoxing with Uzuma juices, it is also important that you drink at least 2l of water or tea each day as well. For best results with your after-Christmas detox, we recommend that you try our Uzuma Meraki tea while you are detoxing.
Our Uzuma Detox Combination Programme comes with everything. You will receive the juices from the Uzuma Detox Programme, the Uzuma Meraki tea, and a tea ball—all in one package!
Before your start your after-Christmas detox, we recommend that you read our blog How To Prepare For A Detox. Here, you can find plenty of tips to help you prepare for your detox so you can optimise the experience for success.
What’s most important for your after-Christmas detox is that you don’t jump into the deep end. Give your body a break first and start your detox a few days after Christmas. It can be helpful to check your schedule to see if there is anything important coming up, like at work or with your family. Plan your detox so that you’re not distracted by other obligations, and can keep any stress to a minimum. When you plan your detox at the right time, this can make all the difference for your success!
If you have indulged in the tempting delicacies of the holidays, there is no denying that many of them may not have been what we normally consider healthy. Chances are, you got more than your usual dose of greasy foods, sugary treats, and carbs. A detox will help you in many ways to get your body back on track, not just after Christmas, but at any other time of the year. Here are just some of the healthful benefits of a detox:
It just so happens that we’re constantly exposed to all kinds of toxins in our modern lives. This includes harmful pesticides and chemicals, environmental pollutants, as well as preservatives and additives in the things we eat and drink. All these harmful substances can have a negative effect on our health. They affect our immune system and metabolism, and can lead to disease. What’s more, most of these harmful toxins are stored in the cells and tissues of our body, where they may remain for years.
Although our body has a natural ability to cleanse itself via organs such as the liver and kidneys, it can simply become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of harmful toxins that we take in on a daily basis. When we’re detoxing, we not only flush out toxins, we’re also actively supporting these organs so they can work at peak performance, even long after we’re done with our detox.
The toxins in our diet and in the environment also affect our body’s natural ability to burn fat. The result of this isn’t just that we gain unwanted weight. It can also lead to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health issues as a result.
A detox boosts metabolism, which means it helps you burn stored fat faster and more effectively. And while detoxing helps you lose unwanted pounds, it also helps expel the toxins stored in the body’s fat cells, providing a "double-whammy" healthful effect!
A lot of people who have undergone a detox or cleanse don’t just report feeling healthier and fitter afterwards. A detox also increases both mental and physical energy level. You will feel healthier, happier, and full of positive energy. Many people who experience the positive effects of a detox end up being so motivated that they implement other positive changes into their lifestyle.
The way our body works and keeps us healthy is complex. All parts of our body, from our nervous system to our immune system work together perfectly to keep us healthy and to protect us from disease. Yet, if one part of our body is bogged down by having to work overtime to get rid of unhealthy substances, the entire system doesn’t work as well as it should. As a result, we can get sick.
A detox can restore a healthy balance in your body again. If each system is working at top performance, your whole body can function optimally. You are less likely to get sick and can benefit from better overall health. What’s more, a healthy body supports a healthy mind. You will feel more relaxed, positive, and in control of your life.
You don’t need to feel bad if you went a little over the top with eating and drinking during the holidays. With an after-Christmas detox, you can make up for your holiday sins. This way, you can ensure a happy, fit, and healthy start to the new year!