Spring Cleaning: Lose Weight and Detox Before Beach Season

Spring Cleaning: Lose Weight and Detox Before Beach Season

The dark days of winter are rapidly coming to a close, and our bulky sweaters and jackets will soon disappear with them. The past few months have meant holiday feasts, sweet treats, and meals wrought with the seasonal delicacies of meats, fats, and sugars. Chances are that many of us are looking in the mirror with a bit of reticence to go along with our extra “padding”.

The spring season is when Mother Nature shakes off the stagnant and still tendencies of hibernation, and it’s a habit we can easily mimic to our benefit. Now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and shed the pounds from the inside out, without having to eat only lettuce or spend hours in the gym. Let me be your guide to some of the delicious, powerful, and easy to use foods that, along with some easy and fun activities, will clean out the toxic build-up and drop the winter weight to get you ready for the beach. Let’s turn that body into the slim and sexy figure you want!

Here’s a great list of some foods that are both delicious and useful. The following foods are have been used for centuries as spring cleaning tools for the body, and are found in cultures and traditions world wide. Try adding a few to your spring time food rituals and see how good you can feel!


  1. Asparagus
  2. Cabbage
  3. Dandelion
  4. Garlic
  5. Kale
  6. Onions
  7. Spinach



  1. Berries
  2. Dried Fruits
  3. Lemons



  1. Black Pepper
  2. Cayenne
  3. Cloves
  4. Spearmint
  5. Turmeric



  1. Sprouted Beans
  2. Lentils
  3. Lima


Also, in the spirit of spring cleaning, try using your positive momentum to adopt some new habits. Hot yoga, swimming, and martial arts are great activities to do even if you have no experience and they challenge you to use your whole body in new and fun ways, without the stress of running or the danger of weights. Adding physical activity to your life this spring is a great way to help lose weight and shed toxins, as well as to breathe life into your tired body to build tons of energy!

Another great tip for cleansing this spring is to try the hot water cleanse. Simplified, this cleanse consists of changing only your beverage intake for a few days. By drinking only hot water, and consistently sipping on it every 10-15 minutes during your waking hours is a great way to gently cleanse away all the accumulated toxins, particularly in your lymphatic system. So if you were looking for a way to cleanse, but were afraid of the commitment and radical dietary shift of many commercial systems, this approach may be right for you.

Finally, getting on board with a health coach that can tailor a system of cleansing and diet that adapts with your habits and the changing needs of you body could be the best spring cleaning you can undertake. Find the support you need to fit in to those clothes you’ve been missing, to make heads turn as you walk down the street, and most importantly LOVE your body today by scheduling a Health History consultation today.

– John Garda

John Garda is a Holistic Health Coach working out of NY and Miami. He has been able to help his clients overcome their challenges, and now has a practice that focuses on helping busy individuals lower their stress, lose weight, achieve wellness, and love who they see in the mirror.

Visit John’s website at http://www.ironmountainwellness.com

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