Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pre-Wedding Detox

Wedding Bells are ringing for many of my friends the upcoming months. A wedding is a time of love and happiness but the months of planning can be extremely stressful for even the most organized person. I know from personal experience. Stress put a lot of strain on you body and can cause everything from bloating, depression, skin outbreaks and even make you gain weight, and that is the last thing you would want right?! It is in a woman's genes to spend too much time and energy worrying about her looks. All this worrying tend to escalate pre-wedding when even the thought of all eyes staring at you walking down the aisle makes you wanna hide under the covers and jump straight to the honeymoon. I remember my knees shaking like crazy and the bouquet in my hands following along. The least I can do is to help my friends and anyone else who is preparing mentally and physically for her wedding by suggesting a few simple techniques that I know from personal experience will work wonders for the in- and outside of your body.

Pre-Wedding Detox
#1 LIVER FLUSH - a sluggish liver equals a sluggish you. Take 1 tbsp of olive oil on an empty stomach first thing in the morning 30 min before breakfast. Repeat for 3 days, rest for 5 days and repeat for an additional 3. This will clean your liver and take it back to it's optimum function to help you with elimination of toxins.  

#2 WARM WATER with LEMON - start every morning (yes, that would be before the olive oil for the liver flush) with a cup of lukewarm water and a squeeze of fresh lemon. This will clean your stomach and the rest of your system from food that has been stored through the cause of the night. In other words; you help your body get a fresh and clean start. If you are concerned about the acid putting a strain on your teeth simply drink using a straw.

#3 MORNING WALKS - after the lemon water and the olive oil you should take a 20-30min walk to kick start your body. You can not give your body and mind a better start to the day. I get all of my "great" ideas while walking. Oh by the way, I do not talk about slow window shopping walking. I am talking about making an effort to walk as fast as you possibly can. Feel the pulse rising, the smile growing, your mind clearing up and your stubborn fat slowly finding its way out of your body. 

#4 FIBER - yes I know, you have heard it before but that is only because fibers are a large and vital part of a healthy diet. Fiber keeps your bowels clean and help you have regular bowel movements. It might be something that people not so often talk about but constipation or diarrhea is a warning signal of your body not feeling so great. Soak 1 tbsp of psyllium seeds or linsseeds in a glass of water 1-2hours or over night and then drink. I know it can feel a bit slimy and uncomfortable at first but just do it. You can thank me later..

#5 ALCOHOL - if you thought I would suggest you drinking alcohol I apologize in advance for disappointing you. You may not drink any alcohol AT ALL if you want to have an efficient detox. If you would add the number of calories and amount of sugar you consume just by drinking alcohol over a month or even year you would be frightened. Just stay of alcohol as much as you can up to the day of the wedding and the result of your detox will show great results. 

These techniques are to be used all year around and not just for the bride to be. The liver flush on the other hand is only to be done in the beginning of the "program". Please, please, please don't hesitate to ask me anything. This might all seem very overwhelming at first but really it isn't. Take an hour to go and shop for everything you need and start on a Monday if that is how you usually start a new routine. Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. Hej Emilia! Vilket gulligt inlägg. Jag tar ju redan mina morgonpromenader så det var inte så svårt att lägga till lite citronvatten och olivolja. Får se om jag märker någon skilnad... Vi hörs! /Tessan