I’m hitting the re-set button and starting a mid-summer detox this week and contrary to popular belief, this is the perfect time of year to do it! You can still enjoy your summer, even if you’re detoxing.
I designed my RADO Detox Program so it’s easy to follow and complements a relatively healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t require anything too dramatic or extreme to incorporate my detox plan. The RADO Detox shakes and supplements give you the tools and you follow the rest with a clean, whole food diet.
Where To Begin?
My detox program is a gentle liver detox that removes built-up toxins and harmful waste and helps improve sluggish metabolism. Our liver is the body’s natural detoxifier and it cleanses our body of toxins while producing bile to support healthy digestion. When it gets bogged down, we can feel extreme fatigue, struggle with digestion and out of sorts.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a detox and I like the idea of starting it now, rather than waiting for the end of the summer. I will cut out sugar, coffee, and alcohol for two weeks but still eat delicious foods and never feel deprived. I avoid dairy, except for a modified dairy plan where I allow myself minimal amounts of sheep or goats milk dairy, but no cow’s milk. I also avoid gluten.
I drink lots of green tea and sparkling water and I’ll do the RADO Superfoods mixed into water. I love all the different flavors and it feels like a treat. As an added bonus, I sometimes make popsicles with My Pink Lemonade Superfoods!
I follow a modified detox plan because I do basic intermittent fasting regularly, so I will have two shakes a day with two meals. I won’t typically do breakfast. Usually I make a big salad to go with my shakes and wait til mid-day to have my first one. If I feel like I need it, I’ll add some protein to my second meal of the day.
I created the four shake flavors to really be satisfying and delicious and my clients all tell me how much they love the RADO Detox shakes. My shakes are a superfood nutrient-rich formula. What that means is you’re getting whole food concentrate and phytonutrient nutrition.
The cornerstone of what I do at RADO Nutrition is supporting the body with formulated supplements and products to eliminate things that slow us down and keep us stuck, metabolically and physically. It’s not just about looking better, but feeling better, too.
What Does Detoxing Do For the Body?
- Reduces inflammation, puffiness, and bloating
- Gives you glowy and smoother skin
- Reduces cellulite
- Gives the body a tighter, leaner look
- Break down the toxic burden on the liver
To Eat Or Not To Eat
One key component to making a detox program effective is having the right foods and supplements to support you. There’s no need to be hungry or feel deprived. I offer my clients A Quick Start guide online with suggested meals, snacks, shake recipes, and tips.
There are some basic things we avoid while detoxing. Here are a few of the big ones:
- Processed foods
- Sugary and starchy carbohydrates
- Pastries and pasta
- Boxed foods and fast foods
- Sugary beverages
- Coffee and caffeinated beverages
Here’s What To Eat:
- Loads of non-starchy veggies like cauliflower, broccoli and leafy greens
- Healthy fats like avocado, olive and coconut oil
- Single ingredient foods like eggs, fish, fruits and veggies
- Drink more spring water
A lot of detoxing is common sense. I tell my clients to stick to whole foods, like fruits and vegetables. Most grocery stores offer salad kits and veggie stir fry mixes that give you easy options for healthy eating. Next week, I’ll share some of my favorite food “hacks” and recipes for detoxing.
There’s no better time than right now to get your health back on track! Check out my Rado Nutrition Instagram page and follow my Detox progress.