The Gentle Detox 2019

Most of us have come out of the festive season with a little more than some presents and remnants of tinsel around the house. Many go into Christmas with great intentions especially, if they have been careful all year about weight and exercise, and others say ” What the Hell” and dive straight into the Eggnog.. Whichever type of reveller you are this is still a great time to give your body its annual holiday and get it ready for the tough year ahead.

Part One – Before you dive into a crash diet, it is better to feed your body the nutrients it needs and ditch the sugar…

Part Two– Your body does not recognise artificial food, including bars and shakes as real food and needs fresh produce to extract nutrients.

Part Three – Giving up anything that might be harmful is tough… the one thing humans have in their toolbox is willpower.

Part Four – a lot of the additional weight and bloat at this time of year is down to water retention. There are some natural ways to get rid of excess fluid without resorting to diuretics.

Part Five – It is not just festive occasions that add to your body’s overwhelm.. you might be eating too many of the healthy foods that can have side effects if eaten too often.

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©sally cronin Just Food for Health 1998 – 2019

A little bit about me nutritionally.

I am a qualified nutritional therapist with over twenty years experience working with clients in Ireland and the UK as well as being a health consultant on radio in Spain. Although I write a lot of fiction, I actually wrote my first two books on health, the first one, Size Matters, a weight loss programme 20 years ago, based on my own weight loss of 154lbs. My first clinic was in Ireland, the Cronin Diet Advisory Centre and my second book, Just Food for Health was written as my client’s workbook. Since then I have written a men’s health manual, and anti-aging programme, articles for magazines and posts here on Smorgasbord.

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