How your body performs and feels depends on how you fuel it; make conscious choices. Like exercise, the closer you stick to your plan, the faster you will see results. This holds true when it comes to nutrition, as consistency paves the way for not only a new lifestyle - but also your longevity.
When trying to make changes to your diet, I strongly encourage you to log both your food and beverage (including water) intake. This will help you stay mindful of your eating/drinking habits and help better assess your progress. Start by noting the time of day you have each meal and what those meals consist of. There are many useful apps and websites that track your caloric intake - find one that appeals to you.
Kickstart your nutrition program with a detox
Generally, a detox can last anywhere between 5 to 14 days. There are many variables to consider when determining the length of your detox, including but not limited to, how accustomed your body is to doing a detox, your weight, your age, medications you may be taking, as well as any illnesses or allergies you have. You may want to receive clearance from your doctor before considering a detox. The sections below contain a list of the seven most common food sensitivities according to Dr. Elson Haas. When trying to determine if you have a food sensitivity, it is best to eliminate all seven foods from your diet for seven to fourteen days and then slowly add one food back into your diet, every two to three days. Pay close attention to how your body reacts and feels after eating each food. (sluggishness, foggy head, hyperactivity, headache, runny nose, redness of skin) Also, note that food sensitivities can come and go. If you tend to eat a lot of one particular food - eggs, for instance - you could develop a sensitivity to it. If you find you have a sensitivity, try eliminating it from your diet for three months and then gradually reintroduce to test.
Seven sensitive foods:
Additional foods to avoid during a detox:
Foods to consume during a detox - preferably organic:
Beverages to consume during a detox:
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