The new craziness is hitting US and its described, as the opposite of detox, since it does not require from us, to remove things from our plates, to get a flawless and toned body, but to add foods and activities that strengthen the soul, mind and body! To seize our whole being, to embrace the difficulties and to shape our way of life with simple, easy tips that make our lives easier and ourselves better. The “unique detoxification” that this program introduces is to free from our old habits, that demonstrably had no effect, so far, or proved to be demanding. Main advantage of RETOX?
It is adjusted according to our real needs and abilities!!!
Get a ... YOGA LIFE!
A typical day for all of us, progresses like this: we wake up early in the morning, in order to be on time at work, after we have already read our emails, we talked on the phone a couple of times with our boss and we have responded to urgent SMSs. Taking lunch in front of the computer and before even finishing our obligations, we feel exhausted, even though we were seated on a chair for more than 12 hours. Whenever we can steal some free time, we do not know where to spend it. "This constant pressure is not consistent with our nature" reminds us Lauren Imparato, yogi and founder of the famous New Yorker I.AM.YOU. yoga studio.
"The only thing we do not need is another rigorous workout and nutrition program,
which will automatically work for us as another source of stress.“
At her first Retox book: Retox: yoga-diet-lifestyle, healthy solutions to real life, ed. Berkley Books New York, she attempts to set realistic ways that will help us gain a perfect body, but also to fight against what prevents us of being healthy and happy.
That's why she advises, any aspiring Retoxer, to start yoga, because, as we know, is the philosophy that connects the movement with the breath, the body with the mind, the material with the immaterial, which will help someone to fully adopt with the Retox mentality.
Do NOT feel sorry!
Imparato, puts us to understand, that, a proper diet program, can find room in our daily lives:
"Modern life is unlikely to be more relaxed, in order to deal successfully with our exercise and diet.
Retox , can be adapted to the real world and drastically fight extra weight, as well as many other problems,
helping us to eliminate toxins that invade our existence and to ensure better quality of life. “ …
“Our ancestors were not getting puzzled by what kind of food needed to be consumed.
For them, the food was just food! Our problem is the relationship with each kind of food and not the food itself. "
The past thirty years every new trend that sprang, made us organize our diet, focusing on what not to eat!
Retox comes to put back us on track:
“Helping us, to cherish our inner world and then eat what we want, of course without exaggerations. To enjoy!
Without guilt and anxiety! Because, Imparato states, “the remorse blocks our metabolism.”
Become a nutrients HUNTER!
Each time, we get puzzled of what to cook, it is good to look a little more closely the nutritional content of food and not the calories.
For example, what would we choose, between a dish with chicken and a grilled beef fillet? 9 out of 10 would choose the chicken, which is known as a source of protein with low fat.
Whoever has adopted the Retox philosophy, should know that: Yes, chicken has protein, but beef has still more, plus that it has iron, zinc, phosphorus and vitamin B! Big difference!!!
100 grams of beef contain the same amount of vitamin B12 to 300 grams of chicken and the same quantity of iron with 3 cups of spinach!!! Another Retoxer will choose to snack an avocado of 300 calories instead of a cereal bar with 100 calories, and that's because the avocado, although it has more calories, is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which we need to strengthen our mitochondria...the fuel of our cells!!!
The TOP-25 RETOX FOODS!
Baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, zucchini, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, garlic, lemon, orange, avocado, blueberry, cranberry, quinoa, fresh mint, popcorn, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic eggs, salmon, veal almond milk, corn tortillas.
Smart tips to avoid tasty temptations!
The expert advices not to get loaded with extra calories without a reason:
-On a “night out” instead of cocktails that contain sugar, enjoy your favorite alcoholic drink with soda. So when you get home, you will be able to try the cheesecake you made.
-Tell "No" to fruit juices that have a high sugar content, and add fresh fruits and their juices in your daily diet.
-After clubbing like crazy eat something "dirty" as sandwiches, but limit the filling: Chips and no cheese, or vice versa.
-For dinner opt for salad instead of pizza and close the evening with a ball of ice cream.
-If you have eggs for breakfast, then in the afternoon, do not have chicken salad, as it also has protein.
-For French croissants lovers: Consume them in the morning, but for the next meals settle for vegetables.
This new diet and exercise philosophy is here to stay!
Because it promises weight loss, wellness and good mood,
without deprivation and strict prohibitions.