Detox Your Life in a Year series: January
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with the amount of health and wellness information that’s out there? In this age of information I know many of us have a desire to know as much as we can, but once we start searching, we quickly get overwhelmed and retreat back into the perceived safety of “ignorance is bliss.” It’s true. I’ve been there, but health and fitness is a passion of mine, as well as educating people and helping them get started on a journey to improved wellness! I am powering through the overwhelming information out there to help teach people how to better themselves.
That’s why I’m excited about this series that will help you detoxify your body, but slowly, gradually, and over the course of a year. I will give you ONE thing to focus on for a month, as well as tips, brands, strategies, money-saving ideas, recipes, etc to help you succeed!
I’ll start with an easy one- and honestly one of my favorites. This is something I do every day, AND it’s a super easy habit to begin.
Drink Lemon Water.
Why? A better question is why not?! There are so many health benefits to it, and I really notice a difference in how my body feels if I forget to buy my lemons. Here’s a list of many benefits from this simple habit:
* Boost Immune System
* Increase Metabolism
* Accelerate Healing
* Lower Cholesterol
* Improve Circulation
* Fight Infections
* Purify Blood
* Neutralize Free Radicals
* Repairs Blood Vessels
* Natural Diuretic
* Reduce Inflammation
* Balance Body Chemistry and Improve Digestion
* Cleanse Your Liver
* Colds and Flu Reliever
* Fight Cancer
* Lower Blood Pressure
* Help Diabetes
I researched this topic and found that most websites say the same thing, but that one was the most in-depth. If you want recipes (for hot or cold lemon water drinks) click on this Pinterest Search to find some great ones!
Here’s how I keep it simple though:
– I buy 2-3 lemons every time I do my weekly grocery shopping.
– Wash them.
– Cut a medium-sized slice each morning.
– Squeeze it into my water, and then drop the lemon slice into it.
– Drink all morning (I stop after lunch).
I bought this citrus juicer and have been making lemon water ice cubes! I’ve saved time and money. I buy a bag of lemons, and then cut each lemon in half. I fill up an ice cube tray about 1/3 of the way full with filtered water. I juice the lemons, and pour the juice in the ice cube tray. It’s super easy, and I no longer waste lemons or run out and have to skip a day or two :)
This is STEP 1 to DETOXING! This should be an easy one to start. Next time you go to the store, buy some lemons, and then add them to your water. Lots of benefits for little cost!
Click —> here <— to check out our next post to help you gradually detox your life! You are worth it!
I want to close with mentioning the benefits to exercise. It’s one of THE most important things you can do for your health. If you aren’t currently exercising, I encourage you to start now, and if you or someone you know doesn’t know where to start, send them to my website. One of my passions and goals with The Fit Tutor is to help women who don’t know how to exercise get started and get HEALTHY! :)
If you’re interested in learning how to eat right, check out my Nutrition Course!
Try this out and report back on how you like it in the comments!
*And this should go without saying, but remember I’m not a doctor. If you have any health concerns please see your physician!
I am so excited about this series! Thanks Fit Tutor!!
Thanks McBecki! ;) I’m so excited too! I think it will be helpful! Thanks for reading :)
I will buy lemons as soon as the snow emergency is over. Sounds like a great, easy way to get started.
Yes! And easy is good and something you can maintain! Of course, wait until the weather is better. We are supposed to get up to 2 inches tomorrow =-O
This is great Allison! So simple and still so beneficial!! I look forward to reading more!
Thanks Steph!! I’m sure you have a lot of great info about this topic, too! I’m going to do one on cleaning products at some point- I’ll get your expert opinion first ;) !!
Love this series idea! Thanks Allison!
Thanks Heather!! :) I’m excited!
Rock star ninja status. I bet even chuck norris drinks lemon water. I will start also.
I have proof that Chuck Norris drinks lemon water out of a grenade shell. Get started, Skybus! :) ;)