Try These Detox Tips to Jump-Start a Healthy Lifestyle


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It’s a bit of a paradox: good food is made to be enjoyed and sharing meals is a major way to connect with friends and family, but too much enjoying, of any food, can be toxic. How can we balance the urge to eat joyful, nourishing meals with the necessity of keeping our weight, and our health, in check?

We’ve all heard the D word, but what if detoxing were less about miracle pills and complicated, life-giving smoothies and more about taking simple steps to rid our bodies of the toxins we accumulate over a time? In other words, what if detoxing were less an end in itself, and more a means of achieving that long sought-after ideal—the balanced diet?

Here are a few strategies for reclaiming your health after indulging a bit too much. Call it detoxing, the easy way.

Cut Down On the Desserts

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As you eat more sugar, your body craves more insulin; this, over time, wears down the systems that keep you up and running. Over time, you will start getting tired often, and may even become diabetic, and gain excess weight. You can avoid all those outcomes by limiting your sugar intake to no more than a couple of desserts a week.

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