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Spring clean your body in time for summer

Spring clean your body in time for summer

Summer is almost here, which means now is a great time to step up my bodycare routine.

This summer I’m ditching the weight-loss plans and sticking to a detox diet, designed to spring clean my body and help it look in ship shape come the holidays.

First stop, my diet.

In order to help myself feeling good on the inside I need to think about what I’m eating.

According to nutritionist Dr Carina Norris now is a good time to take stock of our diets and see what we might be missing.

I’ve been keeping a bit of a rough food diary, that way I can see what I’m eating too much of and what deserves a little more attention in my cooking.

Dr Norris recommends: “Try to cut down on fatty, nutrient-poor foods, and fill up on nutrient-dense foods such as lean meat and poultry, fish, eggs, low-fat dairy, pulses, nuts and seeds and plenty of fruit and vegetables.”

This sounds manageable!

As well as bringing more nutritional variation into my diet I need to stay hydrated, especially as the weather warms up.

I’m aiming for around 1.5 litres a day, so that’s six glasses of water, which should help me flush out any toxins in my system, as well as beating that dreaded belly bloat!

Having a look around the supermarket shelves there are plenty of seasonal fruit and vegetables on offer to get me thinking.

Maybe it’s time to work on the recipe book my mum passed down to me – see if I can’t come up with a few summer stand-outs of my own.

This way I’m spring cleaning my diet and my shelves!

What’s your favourite healthy summer recipe?

Posted by Mandy Jones

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