25 Jan DETOX WITH THESE 7 SIMPLE STEPS
Hi babes! Are you wanting to detox & eliminate toxins?
Here are 7 tips that will help you to detoxify your body!
And we recommend following a healthy eating plan & exercise program whilst following these 7 steps.
Finding a personal trainer or joining a group fitness program whilst starting your detox is also a great way to kick start your health + wellness journey!
Load up on anti-oxidants. Include plenty of antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, such as acai and other berries, red and orange fruits and vegies, and citrus fruits. Antioxidants are your number one defence against free radicals, which cause damage to skin cells and can contribute to cellulite formation.
ZCF TIP: We love using our Antioxidant- Inner Beauty Boost by The Beauty Chef which is a bio-fermented probiotic with papaya, pomegranate and green tea! Its amazing for reducing cellulite and nourishing your body from the inside out.
2. GREEN TEA
Drinking Green Tea daily is a great way to detox & can also help reduce the signs of cellulite. Green tea has been found to be effective for increasing energy expenditure and assisting with weight loss. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage. Drink about three cups of green tea a day.
ZCF TIP: Add a slice of fresh lemon to your green tea for a refreshing, energising drink! Aim for 2-3 per day plus 3 litres of water with lemon for best results with reducing cellulite.
3. HEALTHY FATS
Replace saturated fats with healthy omega-3 fats such as flaxseed, chia seeds, fish oils, and nuts. These help with blood circulation. Poor circulation reduces the body’s ability to deliver nutrients to skin cells, causing them to clump together, which can compound cellulite problems.
ZCF TIP: We love putting flaxseeds + chia seeds in our smoothies. Aim to have these everyday and watch your body transform from these healthy omega fats!
4. EXERCISE DAILY
Exercise is vital. It burns calories to reduce fat, boosts circulation and can help disguise cellulite by increasing muscle tone under the skin. Exercise also improves lymphatic drainage, which carries toxins away from cells. If drainage is sluggish it will contribute to cellulite.
ZCF TIP: Aim for exercises that are really going to get your heart rate up! We recommend HIIT, Circuit Classes & Boxing / Kickboxing for the best way to reduce cellulite and reshape your body. We find we get the best results with our clients from this training style and it is definitely the most effective for cutting through fat and building lean muscle.
5. CUT OUT TOXINS
A build-up of toxins in the body can affect the dermis and contribute to cellulite formation. Remove or limit toxins such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee and heavily processed foods containing high levels of sugar and chemical additives. Make sure you drink plenty of water.
ZCF TIP: Ever thought of doing a Detox? Reboot your body & eliminate alcohol + caffeine for 12 weeks if you are wanting to reduce your cellulite. Not only will you feel supercharged and energised, but you will also see a dramatic change with your legs! Alcohol contains a high level of toxins so try replacing your alcohol with fresh lemon water + mint for 12 weeks!
Plus we also love drinking Bioglan Chlorphyll which helps us to detoxify our bodies!
6. EAT OR DRINK MORE HERBS
Dandelion leaf tea helps reduce fluid retention, as well as helping to flush toxins from the body. You can also use dandelion leaves in salads or fresh juices. Ginkgo biloba, a herbal preparation from the dried leaves of the ginkgo tree, helps boost circulation.
ZCF TIP: Why not plant a herb garden during your 12 week detox? Instead of spending your money on alcohol or feeling hungover on the weekends, you will have more time for little hobbies and cooking delicious meals with your new herbs!
7. USE COFFEE SCRUBS
External treatments such as coffee scrubs can improve circulation and reduce signs of cellulite. Use a coffee scrub twice a week. Moisten your skin under the shower, turn the water off, rub coffee granules into the affected areas for a few minutes, then rinse off.
ZCF TIP: We love Frank Body and use it weekly. Its a great way to improve your circulation and reduce signs of cellulite. Give your skin a scrub whilst doing your hair mask for a lovely, relaxing friday night in!
Take care of your body babes. Its the only place you have to live in!