Want to kick start your digestion? Sip a glass of warm water with ½ squeezed lemon first thing in the morning. It is a great way to stimulate the digestion and get the bile from the liver flowing. You can add a shake of cayenne pepper to it if you want to up the ante.
Eat a healthy breakfast. Eggs are a great healthy protein option. Add some spinach, mushrooms, avocado or tomato to increase your intake of nutrients. Alternatively a coconut smoothie with berries such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, some kale/spinach and some nuts for a filling breakfast.
Our bodies are made up of 60% water so it makes sense that we should be drinking it daily. However, most of us are dehydrated which can lead to us craving food, getting migraines, adding to stress and suffering from constipation. A great way to flush out toxins is to make sure you are drinking 6-8 glasses daily.
Eat from the fridge, not from the press. The fridge is where you find fresh, healthy food with a life span. Stay away from cans, packets and cartons as much as possible. Instead eat fresh fruit and veg, grass fed meat and wild fish.
Ditch the salad dressing to make your own simple healthy dressing of balsamic and olive oil or a squeeze of lemon juice and olive oil or better still a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with olive oil to your lunch time salad.
Get some exercise, preferably outdoors where you get the added benefit of vitamin D if the sun is shining and also an opportunity to oxygenate the body. Thirty minutes daily exercise is recommended to counter stress and also to drive our metabolism.
Make sure you get 7-9 hours sleep. Research shows that we consume more calories when we are sleep deprived. Listen to your body and make sure not to use phones, laptops or tablets in the bedroom as the blue screen can affect our sleep.