4 Tips for A Detoxed 2018

Published on 19 January 2018

New year, new you right? January is a great time for a detox. You’ve made it through Christmas, have overdone it a bit at New Year and have had some R and R down the coast. But it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and by February, you’ve spent a fortune on the latest fads with very little to show for it.

Here’s our 4 detox tips that are cheap, easy to do and easy to keep doing all year.

Detox your schedule

This may seem obvious, but how many of us actually do it? Getting into the habit of planning the week’s meals, preparing healthy food ahead and bringing your own lunch when you head back to work can detox more than just your body. You’ll save money, reduce food waste, eat better and actually get time back in your day. No more after work dash to the supermarket.

Detox your mind

A healthy diet, regular exercise and all the supplements in the world will only get you so far without a decent night’s sleep. Finding ways to de-stress and wind down can make us mentally sharper, physically fitter and more resilient. Download a meditation app – 10 minutes is all it takes to detox the mind.

Detox your diet

Eating better doesn’t have to be a chore. Ditch the flavourless shakes and opt for whole foods with plenty of colour. Add fresh herbs, a little chilli and some nuts and seeds to salads to take them from uninspired to Insta-worthy. When your lunch tastes as good as it looks, you won’t be reaching for the cookie jar as soon as you’ve finished.

Detox your morning buzz

Did you get to the end of the year and suddenly realise your one latte in the morning had suddenly become two…and had been joined by another at 3pm? It might be time to cut back on the caffeine. We love home-made ice tea as a delicious summery alternative. Brew up your favourite herbal tea, ice it down and add some fresh fruit or herbs for extra flavour. Peppermint with slices of pineapple and fresh mint is a bright alternative that is easy on the tummy. Blackcurrant tea with lemon is great for satisfying the afternoon sugar craving.