5. Practice deep breathing.
Deep breathing activates our Parasympathetic Nervous System, which helps clear our mind, burn fat, speed up our metabolism, and remove toxins from our body.
Try this: Take a long, slow, deep breath in through your nose, hold for two seconds, then breathe out through your nose or mouth, like you’re attempting to fog up a mirror (no huffing, puffing or blowing). As you go throughout your day, be mindful of your breathing.
6. Eat clean, whole foods that are close to nature as often possible.
Fill your plate with the colors of the rainbow: beautiful seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Greens: Eating greens like kale, broccoli, cabbage and cucumbers is like absorbing sunshine; it keeps your body happy all winter long when sunshine is scarce. Eating green also helps to regulate your body’s systems, removes toxins from the body, and boots immunity.
- Sweet vegetables: Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots and beets are all great choices for a fall detox. These seasonal vegetables cut the cravings for chocolate and sweets that we feel in the winter. Add them to your menu to avoid cravings altogether! The beta-caroteneand vitamin A also boost immunity and protect your skin and eyes from damage.