For most people, January is all about cleaning up your diet. But when I say cleaning, I don’t mean restricting your food choices and decreasing your food intake. Here in Radiant Peach, diets are all about encouraging you to eat more plant-based foods, more fiber, and more protein instead of stuffing yourself with sugar, MSG and other unhealthy ingredients. Not only that, but we’re also encouraging you to take your kitchen utensils out and let go of that phone before you order another take-out!
Below are the things that you need to do for your post-holiday detox.
Add more vegetables to your diet
If you think of it, it’s easier to add food instead of taking food out of your diet. The best way to reset and detox your body from all the toxins you probably ingested during the holidays is to pack your diet with fiber to help in cleansing your gut.
Vegetables also make you feel full and nourished easier, so chances are, if you start adding more vegetables to your regular diet, you’ll find yourself eating and snacking less and less because of the fiber you’re consuming. All you have to do is find a way to add it to every meal; as a side dish, a quick salad, and more! Just think, vegetables = detox!
Use oils with health benefits
The oils you use for cooking are as important as the ingredients you’re using. So, it’s best to use oils that offer additional benefits so you can maximize the health benefits of what you’re eating. You can use avocado, ghee, olive and coconut oil for cooking.
In my opinion, cooking your dishes depending on the flavor of the oil is also good to take note of. Ghee tastes buttery, while coconut adds a subtle sweetness, and olive oil works perfectly to finish soups and salads.
Choose whole foods
The best way to make sure that you’re getting the most out of nutrition and your money is to always choose whole foods. For example, when you’re going to bake and you’re going to use flour, it is highly recommended that you use a finely ground version of the whole food like coconut, almond and buckwheat flour.
Be aware of your sugar consumption
We’ve seen this fact everywhere and none of you are blind to the idea that sugar is a big culprit to the degeneration of our health. However, if you’re a sweet tooth and you feel like it’s hard to quit the sweet stuff, stop trying to get rid of it completely. The more you feel like you’re depriving yourself, the more you’ll easily boomerang to eating more of it.
The keyword here is to be aware of your consumption and eat less of it. You may also want to opt for less processed sugars that also have other health benefits like maple syrup, coconut,