By POPSUGAR Fitness
May 22, 2014
Advertisement

Whether you overindulged the night before or just need an extra push in the right direction, this one-day plan will help get you on your healthy way!

Morning

1. Upon waking: The benefits of lemon juice are plenty, so start your day off on the right note by drinking some hot water with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Aside from giving the body a boost of vitamin C, says Frank Lipman, M.D., specialist of integrative medicine, hot water with lemon also helps to stimulate the digestive tract. Be sure to continue to drink water all throughout the day-hydration is key to a healthy detox!

2. Before breakfast: When detoxing, an intense workout isn't recommended, but it's still important to keep the body warm and the blood flowing. If you're feeling a little sluggish, there's no better way to wake up the body than with some gentle, energizing yoga. This short three-minute morning yoga sequence from yogi Tara Stiles is designed to wake up the body, helping you get energized for the rest of the day.

3. Break the fast: Set the day up for success by eating a meal that will keep you feeling satisfied without weighing you down. If you're a fan of PB&J, you'll love this strawberry smoothie recipe from celeb trainer Harley Pasternack. Since it contains more than a day's worth of fiber, it will definitely help to keep things moving. Another option is this recipe for a flat-belly smoothie, which contains ingredients known to ease digestion and eliminate uncomfortable feelings of bloat. Both smoothies contain about 300 calories.

4. Midmorning coffee break: While it's encouraged to give up caffeine during a detox, sometimes it's not always feasible. Instead of ordering a cup of coffee, opt for green tea. Rich in antioxidants, green tea has also been shown to boost metabolism. If you're feeling like you need a little snack before lunch, grab a fiber-rich apple, or pair some belly-fighting blueberries with probiotic-filled Greek yogurt-each snack will aid in digestion.

Afternoon

5. Break often: Use this time to really care for your body's health, so as much as you can, try to move throughout the day. Get up from your desk frequently to take short walks around the office (every 20 minutes is a good benchmark). If you can't get up that often, take a moment to do these desk stretches throughout the day, and give your eyes a break by looking away from your computer using the 20-20-20 rule: Look away from your computer screen every 20 minutes at a spot 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

6. Lunch hour: Avoid the afternoon slump by eating a light lunch that won't weigh you down. We recommend choosing one of these detox soup recipes or this fiber-rich cabbage salad that contains heart-healthy fats; round out the meal with some lean protein. Take this time to eat away from your desk-put away your phone and focus on the delicious meal in front of you. Once lunch is done, allow yourself 20 or 30 minutes for a walk.

7. Snack time: If you feel like you need something to hold you over until dinner, there's nothing quite like a green juice. This nutrient-dense beverage has a knack for instantly boosting energy and making you feel like you have done something really good for your body. It also doesn't hurt that it's packed with a host of essential vitamins. If you aren't able to make your own juice, pick up one of these store-bought cold-pressed juices from your grocer.

Evening

8. Unwind: Before heading home to plop yourself in front of the television, find a way to treat yourself! A great way to unwind and detox is to get a massage or spend time in a sauna. Both will help to ease any tension in the body and offer relief to sore muscles or joints.

9. Dinner: This is the perfect time to relax with a healthy dinner full of lean protein and fresh veggies. This panko-crusted fish over kale is full of fiber, protein, and vitamins; it also only takes 20 minutes to prepare. If you're sensitive to gluten, try POPSUGAR Food's cod with asparagus en papillote instead. Instead of eating in front of the TV, sit down at a table to take the time to really enjoy your dinner. You'll find that by doing so, you can focus on your food and not eat mindlessly, which is a common reason for overeating.

10. Wind down: One of the best ways to detox the body is to make sure you have enough quality sleep. Sleep is connected to weight loss, stress levels, and overall health. Make a point to decompress from technology tonight, take a relaxing shower, and give yourself enough time to get a good night's rest. You can also unwind with this before-bed yoga sequence that will help you relax.

More From POPSUGAR Fitness

Comments (27)

Anonymous
April 17, 2019
Over the years I've tried many methods recommended by both my friends and family but none of them seemed to work out for me until I chanced upon this holy grail where I've lost almost 33 pounds in just 1 month trying it out! I can now fit in dresses two sizes down and receive many compliments from not only my lovely husband, but colleagues and girlfriends about how great I look right now! I'm here to share with you guys because I really am thankful and hope someone who also needs this can experience similar results as me! Here is the link to my holy grail method! https://bit.ly/flatbelly21dayfix
Anonymous
March 23, 2019
Great tips especially for me who had been battling weight gain, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes for the past 8 years but I have astonished my doctors recently with life changing results>>>> great blood pressure readings, an A1C that went from 9.7 to 6.4, and LOST 22 LBS in less than 3 months using this fat melting method >>> https://bit.ly/2JCMgeD
Anonymous
March 16, 2019
It's been a year since my husband practically threw me away like GARBAGE for being too fat and disgusting, as he called me.And that’s when I decided I’d had enough… No matter what it took I was going to look great! The first thing I wanted to do was to get rid of cellulite. After much trial and error, I finally found a program that taught me the correct body movements to stimulate all 90 muscles of my lower body and the right way to optimize my hormones through nutrient balance. The end result is astonishing. Cellulite is gone.The firmness and tightness of my body is something I've never felt before.I feel proud of myself. And so can you... Visit ==> http://bit.ly/cellulitefreenow
Anonymous
March 11, 2019
Hi, my name is Antonella and my weight loss journey started when I read Emma's story online. Emma's husband abandoned her for a younger woman. She turned to food for comfort and gained a lot of weight very fast. Luckily she discovered an amazing workout program that allowed her to achieve the best shape of her life. Read her story here >> https://bit.ly/getabikinibody
Anonymous
January 30, 2019
My life is totally transformed after I followed this diet. https://bit.ly/2safCoC Have Lost 27 pounds in last 1 month and feeling great about myself.
Anonymous
January 24, 2019
Did you know there’s a “deep detox” you can do first thing in the morning to burn more fat? And the good news is It only takes 13-seconds! Here it is: https://bit.ly/2x45lQy
Anonymous
January 15, 2019
Hi, my name is Kate and I would like to share my story. Up until about 2 years ago, I was 30 pounds overweight. Over the years I had followed many different diet plans, but failed every single time. I was "blessed" with a pear shaped body and no matter what i did, I always retained lots of stubborn fat in my lower body. Everything changed when I found the right diet program. My story is here ==> http://bit.ly/mydietstory
Anonymous
January 11, 2019
I have always been what most would consider a “big girl”. In January 2018, I weighed 180 lbs, which is quite overweight for a woman my height. I wasn’t always this weight though. In my teenage years, I weighed only 140 pounds and I felt much healthier and happier. I strived desperately over the years to get back to this weight. But with a stressful and busy work life, I struggled... continue here https://bit.ly/mydietplantoday
Anonymous
December 24, 2018
This controversial method can make you lean fast: https://bit.ly/2DmMBxk
Anonymous
December 17, 2018
The simple 30 second ritual that stops fat storage: https://bit.ly/2LjBabD
Anonymous
December 14, 2018
Losing weight is not so difficult with the right guidance and methods. What worked for me was this amazing guide: https://bit.ly/2QvsWDd Explains the science of losing weight, right foods to eat, foods to avoid, tips and tricks to lose weight quickly and stay healthy.
Anonymous
December 7, 2018
Eat this “superfruit” before bed to burn more fat: https://bit.ly/2G7zzXt
Anonymous
October 13, 2018
The Secret to Losing Unwanted Weight Fast and Keeping It Off: https://bit.ly/2pRzPPy
Anonymous
October 5, 2018
Lost 41 pounds and 4 dress sizes. I am in the best shape of my life. Wish I had seen this amazing video earlier: https://bit.ly/2xZoIIy
Anonymous
October 5, 2018
Trying to lose a significant amount of weight is a lot like training for a marathon. You know the journey ahead is going to be difficult, and getting started can feel overwhelming. But don’t let that deter or intimidate you. All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other and take small steps. There are a number of simple—but extremely effective—things you can do to ease into the weight loss process. And when you see those first few pounds start to fly off, you’re bound to motivated to push yourself further. Here, weight loss experts outline the best ways to start losing weight when you want to shed 50 pounds or more. And to keep up your weight loss, blast fat fast with help and more using these https://bit.ly/2Cr9L5V
Anonymous
August 23, 2018
Did you know there’s a “deep detox” you can do first thing in the morning to burn more fat? And the good news is It only takes 13-seconds! Here it is: https://bit.ly/2x45lQy
Anonymous
August 23, 2018
36-year old mother of 3 Reveals The French Weight Loss Solution That Helps You Naturally Slim Down Without Exercise: https://bit.ly/2KOb2Ee
Anonymous
July 30, 2018
The simple secret to lose weight quickly, safely and permanently without starving yourself or stepping foot in the gym. https://bit.ly/2vfKoOH
Anonymous
July 23, 2018
You really want to lose weight quickly I recommend you a red tea that you should try, just 1 week to get results, very quick & it works well http://bit.ly/Wellness100
Anonymous
July 18, 2018
i have tried all kinds of stuff when it comes to detoxing your body, basically detoxing is a concept of cleansing your body of toxins that are present in the body detoxing benefits: Resting the organs through fasting; Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body; Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys, and skin; Improving circulation of the blood; and. Refueling the body with healthy nutrients and the list goes on there may be many ways to loose body fat and shape your body believe me i have tried almost all the ways when it comes to dieting and exercise,i changed ,my diet for body health i used to take lot protein(1gm/lb of body weight),this doesn't this might change your exterior look but its doesn't completely but going through cleansing process might help the cleansing of the body organs i have tried many cleansing therapies even the one that is there above even though this works quite good i have been triyng some products from the past couple of months i really liked some products during this period and now i have finally decided to share my secret of loosing body fat and toxins in the body this https://bit.ly/2zPeZYN is a very efficient product that i have used in this process this might work for you if you want to try this buy it and try it is a very good tool if you ask me,this played a major role in body transformation process which is kind of important for me because if have dealt with over weight problems since my childhood,if you want fell better both from inside and outside you have to try detoxing process for reaching that goal,as a guy who has done all this i think this product might help you as well,any way if you want to loose your body fat and weight all the best for your journey,cheers
Anonymous
July 12, 2018
Toxic chemicals enter our bodies through air, water and food, and tend to interfere with our internal functions. Increased consumption of unhealthy foods, such as those laden with carbohydrates, processed foods and fast foods have loaded our bodies with nasty toxins. There are top super-foods for detoxification that help to promote the weight loss. I have found an article regarding this “ Top 10 Superfoods for Detoxification” at zovon.https://goo.gl/cmD7mB
Anonymous
July 1, 2018
My life is totally transformed after I followed this diet. https://bit.ly/2safCoC Have Lost 27 pounds in last 1 month and feeling great about myself.
Anonymous
June 19, 2018
Need help losing weight and detoxing your system? Adding this to your daily routine will help you flush out toxins and lose weight fast! Learn how --> --> https://bit.ly/2lm6Wsw
Anonymous
June 5, 2018
Did you know there’s a “deep detox” you can do first thing in the morning to burn more fat? And the good news is It only takes 13-seconds! Here it is: https://bit.ly/2x45lQy
Anonymous
May 10, 2018
Good article, however I tried it for one day and even though I felt better I am trying to eat more like this every day to get a real good detox in (and hopefully lose some weight :) I also do 1-2 Apple Cider Vinegar drinks a day and a drink this African Red Tea I ordered that is supposed to be a great detox tool. I have been doing these for a week now and feel better already and I am down 2.5 pounds! BTW the apple cider vinegar drink is 2 tbs. ACV and water and add honey to taste (kind of bitter) And you can get info on the Red Tea detox drink here https://tinyurl.com/RedTeaDetoxSolution HAPPY DIETING!
Anonymous
May 8, 2018
I tried many different ways to lose weight and to built muscles drink water only, eat eggs for breakfast exercise daily etc.. And it helped a lot but I did not reach my goal. So I searched for a way to minimize by body fat, to define my body. I started to train harder and eat healthier while doing, what is called the red tea detox. So, what is the product called? The Red Tea Detox What does it do? It is a weight loss system that involves drinking a delicious African red tea blend to detox the body of toxins and unwanted fat. It is a huge new weight loss offer. Someone recommended it to me and thought, why not? And I can say it really helped me out. At first I could not believe it myself but after a month the first results showed. I can just give you the advise to try it out for yourself. Click here https://bit.ly/2KKSzJQ to be amazed.
Anonymous
October 19, 2017
I think I will try this approach.