When it comes to New Year's resolutions, losing weight, getting in better shape and living a healthier lifestyle are some of the most common themes.
One of the ways to kick off the new year with a healthier start is with a detox—a diet plan of sorts that helps eliminate toxins from the body.
And since we tend to get hungrier in cold weather, a good old fashioned winter detox can help us stay healthy and energized before spring hits.
Goop's winter detox menu was tested out in the company's "test kitchen," and avoids dairy, gluten, shellfish, anything processed (all soy products), "nightshades" such as potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, and condiments, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and soda.
On day one, for example, Goop recommends drinking a glass of room temperature lemon water at 7 a.m., then herbal tea at 8 a.m.
At 10 a.m., you can enjoy a Chai Gingerbread shake for breakfast, and then a mug of hot lemon water or herbal tea at 11:30 a.m.; For lunch, spoon a bowl of chickpea soup at 1:30 p.m., and then walnut lentil pate for a snack at 4 p.m.; For dinner munch on quinoa stuffed kabocha at 6 p.m.
All of the recipes for the 3-day detox are on the site.
To get the best results for the detox, the Goop recommends staying warm by wearing warm, organic cotton and wool clothing inside and outside of your home, keeping socks or wool slippers on while walking around in your home, taking warm baths and drinking a ton of hot herbal tea. Sounds divine to us!
In addition, Goop also recommends warming up in a sauna, relaxing by a fireplace, and a making your liquid meal a warm soup instead of a cold smoothie.
While detoxing may seem like a challenging feat, think of it as way to jump start 2014 in a healthier way.
Stay focused, reboot your system and get rid of all that grub you consumed over the holidays.
You can do it!
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