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Time To Detox

Getting a fit body doesn't happen overnight and it doesn't all happen in the gym. If I were to give percentages, I would say a fit body is made 20% in the gym and 80% in the kitchen. Think about it, your food intake is your fuel. The better fuel you have, the stronger and better your workouts will be.

I don't usually have long layoffs but when I do i usually do some detox before plunging in full time in training. A trip to the sauna and a couple of massage sessions are part of my detox program to I'll be going for a sauna massage get rid of the toxins in my body. I also drink a lot of the detox water that I make. It is basically water with slices of lemon, cubed cucumber, and grated ginger. I add some honey for some natural sweetness.

Just a couple of tips here, cut your lemons thinly. Don't have lemon wedges. it just doesn't work for me. Chill your cucumber. In fact, chill the whole thing before you chug it all down. Add a little of ginger at first and then add some more until it suits your taste. Buy wild honey. Don't forget to leave out the bees unless you want your mouth and tongue stung. LOL! Just kidding. You might also want to add some cayenne pepper for an extra kick.

That's about it folks. Feel free to add any tips when undergoing a detox.


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LoudMan wrote on March 14, 2015, 12:16 AM

Good reminder for those of us coffee heads who need hydration too. Dehydration leads to fatigue.

nerdieeds wrote on March 14, 2015, 12:47 AM

This is a great post. I have learned how to make a homemade detox. I was just talking to a friend who told me to detox and I asked her to give me suggestions of the best way. Surprisingly, I don't need to google it because of this post. Thanks!

MommyCharm wrote on March 14, 2015, 1:07 AM

Water with lemon taken in the morning works best on me. Also, when I take pineapple and carrot juice at night, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated the following day.

crowntower wrote on March 14, 2015, 1:26 AM

I agree with you and you are so try. Diet is is to watch our food intake not to starve ourselves. A healthy body is the only fitted body to do some dieting plus exercise. God bless and have a great day.

scheng1 wrote on March 14, 2015, 7:55 AM

You are right to say that our food has more effect on our health than the time spent in the gym.

celticeagle wrote on March 14, 2015, 3:25 PM

Have you heard of the Lemon Diet? It's a detox diet. I think a good detox helps give you new vigor and energy. A whole new start.

Glenn wrote on March 15, 2015, 8:48 PM

allen0187 - I do drink a glass of lemon juice in the morning. But this sounds interesting. I'll have to try this.

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:04 PM

Do try it and tell me how it works for you.

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:05 PM

i have to look that one up celticeagle . Thanks for the recommendation.

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:06 PM

Yup, sadly, not everyone knows this or agrees to this.

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:06 PM

You have a great day as well crowntower .

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:07 PM

I have to try the carrot juice. Pineapple juice doesn't agree with my body sometimes.

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:07 PM

You are welcome. Hope this works for you.

allen0187 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:08 PM

So true LoudMan .