POPSUGAR FitnessSource: Here Comes the Bride! How to Detox Your Way to the Altar (Healthfully)
Many brides want to look their best on the big day and may even go to extreme measures to do so. Before you shell out major bucks on a juice cleanse or put yourself on a deprivation diet, follow these tips and tricks on detoxing naturally before the wedding.
- Stop Eating Junk Food: Foods filled with sugar and fat are a fast ticket to weight gain, irritability, and low energy levels. One month before the wedding, consider doing an elimination diet by cutting out gluten, refined sugars, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol. From energy levels to glowing skin, here are five reasons why an elimination diet can work for you.
- Banish the Bloat: No one wants to feel puffy and gassy when they walk down the aisle. If you already eat pretty healthfully and a rigid elimination diet is not for you, then try cutting the top belly-bloating foods from your diet starting two weeks before the big day.
- Hydrate the Right Way: Now is the time to get rid of the empty calories found in soda and alcohol. Focus on hydrating with water, metabolism-boosting green tea, and nutrient-dense green juice. Learn more about why these three drinks are perfect for detoxing.
- Keep It Fresh: Maybe you don't eat a ton of junk food, but there are still some seemingly healthy - but highly processed - foods out there. Get as close to nature as you can, and eat a diet filled with all-natural whole foods. Fresh, organic produce and pasture-raised lean proteins are a good place to start. Fresh, whole foods will help you maintain energy levels, promote healthy sleeping habits, and provide ample fuel for all your bridal bootcamp workouts!
- Choose Foods With Detoxing Properties: You've gotten rid of the junk and are sticking to a pretty healthy diet, but why not go an extra step by incorporating these foods with natural detoxing properties into your diet? They decrease belly bloat, aid in healthy digestion, help to alkalize the body, and more, so you're sure to feel lighter after eating these good-for-you foods.