My Pre-Christmas 15-day detox plan

I don’t know about you, but I much prefer the word detox to diet. I am well aware that they’re different in their own ways but I guess both have a similar end goal. Christmas time is a time for eating & drinking far too much and I think having a little pre-Christmas 15-day detox isn’t such a bad idea.

I think having a detox before Christmas is a good move – maybe even a smart move. I’ll be preparing my body for the excessive amounts of roast potatoes dipped in gravy {delicious!} and sneaky bars of chocolate from the children’s selection boxes. Especially the chomps & curly wurlys {my favourites!}. Not to mention the peanuts, occasional drink – Southern Comfort is my tipple! And of course, more roast potatoes dipped in gravy {I can’t resist!}. 

So, what is a Detox? It is essentially a dietary cleanse. Removing all of the backed up toxins and stored waste from the digestive system. A detox can help organs work harder {by cutting out foods, thus lessening their work load} allowing them to work harder to eliminate everything stored in there already. A detox gives your body a break {always nice to do!} and allows your organs to work at maximum functionality.

I personally need this detox – I have been such a greedy Mummy pig over the last month or so that I can feel the pounds coming back on already. But hopefully, in doing this pre-Christmas detox, it will help me from getting the post-Christmas slumps!

My pre-Christmas detox plan is to do the following;

– Drinking a glass of warm lemon water in the morning & evening. This help to cleanse the liver.

– Drinking 6 glasses of regular water throughout my day. Which helps to keep your kidneys functioning beautifully.

– Add vegetables to every meal {I am naughty when it comes to vegetables!}.

– Eat more fruit. {see veggies for similar naughtiness}.

– Reducing my consumption of bread, potatoes, and anything dairy {this is going to be the kicker!}.

I think all of those are pretty achievable bar the reducing the consumption of bread & potatoes and anything dairy part. I think I am going to have to meal plan my days to what I can & cannot have for my 15-day detox.

I know this is going to be tough for me, sticking to things like this always is, but I guess if you don’t really try at something then you’ll never know the benefits they can have on your body. Besides, doing this will help me not only feel better but I’ll not feel like a complete Christmas hog during my 12-days of eating!! 

Do you give your body a wee cleanse before Christmas? 

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9 Comments

  1. 01/12/2017 / 11:57 AM

    I might give this a go. I could do with making way for some of the calories I will inevitably consume over the festive period!

  2. 01/12/2017 / 4:24 PM

    I hope it goes well for you. I drink around 2l of water a day and it’s not only good for hydration but helps with clearing your mind and stop headaches! x

  3. 02/12/2017 / 8:07 PM

    I don’t do this but it’s a brilliant idea! December is such a tough time for our bodies with all the naughty food and alcohol fuelled parties. Good luck and can’t wait to read an update of how it’s going.

  4. 04/12/2017 / 10:02 AM

    I don’t do detoxes or diets. I personally don’t do well with either as I already have a restricted diet due to intolerances and allergies. Best of luck with it! I think it all sounds sensible and achievable. Tx

  5. 04/12/2017 / 12:27 PM

    I might have to give this a try! It sounds like a great idea to do x

  6. 04/12/2017 / 1:50 PM

    This doesn’t seem too difficult to follow, and the benefits just before Christmas would outweigh the struggles. I think I’m gonna give this a go! Great idea.

  7. thenafranssen
    06/12/2017 / 1:02 PM

    Good luck on the detox, it will be hard but totally worth it! you can do it for sure. Just take it one day at a time!

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