Spring Clean Your Diet

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Spring has sprung!  We often think of spring cleaning our homes this time of year, but how about spring cleaning our bodies? Your home and your wardrobe aren’t the only areas in life that would benefit from a cleansing. Now is the time to fine tune your health, shed those winter pounds and detoxify from the long winter.  If you are ready to increase your energy levels, improve digestion and lose a few pounds before the summer time… then I suggest you read on.Here are my top healthy tips to spring clean your body…
Step 1. Kitchen Makeover

Making over your eating habits starts in your kitchen. So clean out those cabinets!Start by clearing out any processed or highly refined products such as packaged sweets, white bread, white rice, potato chips…etc. Swap out these items for fiber rich whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa, and sprouted whole grain bread. Stock up your refrigerator with lean meats like grass-fed, free range chicken or turkey, wild or responsibly farmed fish.  When you “swap out” unhealthy food for healthier options you are more likely to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle.
Outta sight, outta mind! 🙂
Step 2. Plan Ahead Shop Smart

 

Pick and set a specific day of the week to do your food shopping and prepare for the week!
Buying seasonal, local fresh fruits and vegetables will save you money and offer top nutritional value and taste!
In the spring, stock up on foods such as:
  • Dark Leafy Greens (Bokchoy, Spinach, Kale)
  • Strawberries
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Sweet Potatoes
Speak with your local farmer or grocer to find out what’s best in season. Have a variety of fruits and veggies to snack on, which are easy to grab when you are on the run.
Step 3. Detox  

A detox is an awesome way to reset, reboot and introduce healthy eating habits, such as portion control.There are a variety of cleanses from 3 day juice cleanses to 10 day detoxes. I recommend a 10 day detox as a powerful jumpstart to set healthier habits in motion.Here is the link with more information about the Tara Liz Healthy Steps Reset Detox…http://taralizhealthystepsforward.com/healthy-steps-reset-detox-cleanse.html
Step 4. Hydrate!
Drink at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day and even more if you are exercising. Staying hydrated will help flush out toxins, promote glowing skin, improve mental alertness, boost your metabolism and help curb your appetite.”Swap out” soda, juices and sugary drinks for water with lemon for an extra detox boost!
Step 5. Add Protein

Immediately start your day with protein first to rev up your metabolism. Adding in lean protein to most of your meals and snacks will also keep you feeling full and energized.  For example, add protein powder to your smoothie, eat hard boiled eggs for a snack or Greek yogurt with chia seeds and berries.
Step 6. Add Healthy fats

Healthy fat will help you burn body fat! Choosing the right ones are key. For example stay away from trans fat, the highly refined kind found in margarine, processed cakes/cookies..etc. Instead choose nuts, avocados, nut butters, chia seeds, olive or coconut oil and wild caught fresh salmon.
Step 7. Green It Up!

Greens are loaded with  essential nutrients and vitamins. Green smoothies and juices are one of the best ways to cleanse your body, boost immunity, improve digestion, de-bloat and increase your daily fruit and veggie intake. I recommend throwing in greens in your morning smoothie or adding it into your post workout shake.Here is a link to my website with a complimentary smoothie guide:www.healthystepsforward.com
If you are having trouble getting started I offer a variety of programs and would love to help you reach your goals. Act fast, take advantage of my “Spring 10% Off” promotion which is applicable to my detox program and all packages.Also the next Fit & Lean Challenge starts Monday April 6th! You can register here…http://taralizhealthystepsforward.com/taralizprogram/new-year-group.php 

Have a happy, healthy, cleansing spring!
Tara
XOXO

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