time to detox (post Chinese New Year woes)

Chinese New Year always give me a love-hate feeling. I love eating and snack, and my house has no lack of food. My living area is like a red alert zone, with all the snacks screaming at me to eat them. However, here comes the hate part – I put on weight fast and the tummy is back in sight. Sigh.

This morning, in the shower, I took in a deep breathe and tried holding my tummy in for as long as I could. I wished for that flat tummy. Alright, but after so many days of feasting, I need to first detox.

My dear Lifen is unable to visit the toilet this morning because of over-feasting on all the pineapple tarts. My dear Joanne is having a bad throat, so am I, and you know why – all the chocolates and cookies are just irrresistible.  (Gosh, I got all excited talking about food.)

Here are some simple and inexpensive remedies for my “constipated” friend (Lifen is going to get me for this unexpected publicity of her bowels movement.)

1. Fibre-fruity: Apple or pear is key to healthy bowels. To have a three-in-one solution, go for guava because it gives you 150mg of Vitamin C as well as fibre and potassium. (Yes, papaya too… usually it is last on my list because I just cannot get use of that smell.)

2. Sweet-vegan: Start biting off those cobs of sweet corn! Those little fibre that stucks between your teeth will help prevent constipation.

3. Juice it: For deep cleansing of the digestive system, go for this juice combination of papaya, mango, and pineapple. I am going to try this out tomorrow, the day after, until I feel fully cleansed within.

4. Let it all go (scream “Detox“): Try this juice combination of beetroot, orange, tomato, and parsley. For something tastier, go for orange, pear, yam, grapefruit and apple.

5. The basics: I have tried eating raw vegetable salad without any dressing, and it works too. And of course, drink lots of water.

Remedies for another top post-CYN problem: Sore throat

1. Eat red peppers – I was surprised to find out that red pepper contains a substance simliar to what is found in cough syrup. (More benefits: Red peppers contains Vitamin A and twice more Vitamin C than broccoli or kai lan. It is full of antioxidants too.)

2. Juicing again – Juice the combination of watercress, turnip and carrots (more of them to tone down the peppery taste of watercress) – watercress is great for soothing throat infections.

3. No more snacks till you get well. This is from me (and for me too).


7 Responses to time to detox (post Chinese New Year woes)

  1. Shan says:

    Another remedy for sore throat!!

    Starfruit juice with SALT!! sour plum juice is good too!!

  2. bodytreats says:

    Shan: Thanks for sharing the remedy! Will try it! 🙂

  3. haha some tips for detox:

    – the first thing that when you wake up, drink 500ml before you do anything, that means standby a 500ml bottle by your bedside before you sleep.

    – breakfast is always a must, and to enhance your eating habit, have some chilli together with your breakfast, i dunno how you gonna do that unless you have noodles for breakfast and ask for moderate chilli. why? cos the effects of chilli will sort of kill your appetite for the rest of the day and you will eat less.

  4. ooo as for li fen, well do tell her that for her to remedy her bowels problem, well fruits are a must, papaya is def a top fav, have some for dinner then next morning it will just be enough to bomb osama 🙂

    also shld there be lots of gas in the tummy, have a cup of warm water, then add with 1 or 2 teaspoon of BROWN sugar only. BROWN ya?? then just wait…. if cant work, then just fart at will 🙂

    ok think li fen is gonna kill me….

  5. to add up to the previous post of 500ml, the reasons is being that it cleanses the body of bad stuffs, also its a good way to dehydrate the body from the night’s sleep, and above all, it helps in shedding those pounds.

    keep this a habit daily


  6. bodytreats says:

    Brendan: Wow, thanks for sharing so generously! You sure have lots of tips! Whenever I could, I will drink a cup of warm water right after I wake up. I must say that it really helps bring you to the loo. Haha! I will try out the chilli tip too – hope to kill my-very-good appetite a bit.

    Alaskie: We share the same plaster issue. Haha..
    I used to buy boxes of 100 plasters since I use so many of them. If I compare the cost, I think this anti-blister is much more economical (and environmental-friendly, haha).
    Thanks for your tip on curing heel pain. I love my birkis too!

  7. Kj Malc says:

    Yes, I think eating Banana is really helps to keep my stamina and endurance alive, I do this every other day:

    Jumping Rope:
    – for 5 minutes…

    Decline Abdominal Crunches
    Reverse Abdominal Crunches
    Lying Reverse Abdominal Crunches
    Abdominal Flutter Kicks
    Pull for Abdominal Force
    Parallel Bar Abdominal Knee Raises
    Dead lifts
    Incline Barbell Bench Press
    Barbell Bench Press
    Decline Barbell Bench Press
    One Arm Front Deltoid Dumbbell Raises
    Twisting Dumbbell Presses
    Machine Deltoid Military Presses
    Dumbbell Concentration Curls
    Wide Grip Pulldowns

    6-8 sets of 3 reps (don’t train to failure)

    I eat BANANA an hour before and after, to add with Whey protein. It helps me on a healthy diet solutions.

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