Every now and then it is a good idea to give your diet a bit of a shake up and I think there is no better time that the change of seasons.

So, I thought I’d share a wee taster of Vital Nutrition’s 10 day, cleansing, rejuvenating, low GI detox plan. Keep an eye on our events page to find dates for our next Detox Webinar.

  • You are what you eat

    The first bit of our detox is a cleansing, alkaline forming diet, so plenty of fruit and vegetables, with the odd mug of hot water & lemon slices added in for good measure.
    Avoid the obvious culprits like alcohol, caffeine, sugary and processed foods, but we also suggest cutting out wheat, dairy products and soya for the duration of the detox as these are some of the most common causes of food sensitivity or intolerance in our diets.
    Don’t starve yourself – make sure you have a good supply of healthy snacks so you don’t go hungry. Snack on fruit, nuts, seeds, raw veg with houmous or oatcakes (or rice cakes) & nut butter.

  • Gentle exercise

    Get your body moving to help lymphatic drainage and detoxification, but go easy on yourself. You may find that your energy levels are a little low for the first few days of the detox, so go for a walk, gentle cycle or a quick swim rather than seating it out at the gym or going for a long run.

  • Detox to the max

    If you want to up your game, then treat yourself to sea salt bath, do a spot of dry skin brushing before your daily bath or shower, visit your local gym and make use of their sauna. For an extra special treat, check out Soak Seaweed Baths in Newcastle, Co Down.

  • Supplement your diet

    I’d recommend taking a detox supplement to enhance the potential of all the changes you are making. Something like Pukka’s Vitalise powder with a bit of milk thistle would do the trick.

Consult your GP if you are on any medication before taking any supplements or making drastic changes to your diet. This detox is designed as a gentle 10 day cleanse, not for a long-term diet plan.