(4 DAYS DETOX)
Sluggish digestion? Skin looking dull? Feeling bloated & lethargic? It’s time to do an easy Ayurvedic detox to rid your body of toxins.
Whether you’re looking for an immediate mind-body reset or aiming to prevent future health woes, this four day Ayurvedic cleanse is a powerful way to eliminate toxins, which come from incomplete digestion. One of the best times to do this is as the seasons are changing, to get rid of that sluggish feeling.
HOW IT WORKS
3 meals a day You’ll eat three times a day with minimal (ideally no) snacking, giving your digestive system a break between meals
Eat well Every time you eat, do so until you’re satisfied. Make lunch your biggest meal & dinner your lightest, so your body can optimally process food before bedtime. It's all about an Ayurvedic detox dish kitchari (which is made up of rice, mung beans & spices). We recommend making a big batch at the start of your detox! You can keep it plain or add in some veggies if you like.
What's so good about kitchari?
+ eliminates accumulated toxins from the mind and body tissues
+ improves digestion and restore regular bowel movements
+ removes heaviness or congestion in the body
+ improves energy and vitality
How your day looks:
Start your day 🌅
🍋 Drink warm lemon water
👅 Use a tongue scraper before brushing to remove toxins and dead bacteria
🌀 Try channel-cleaning breathwork or meditation
🍃 Take two Deja Mind Balance capsules with water
Breakfast time 🌞
🥣 Eat a simple breakfast; either plain oats and nut milk or water, or if you're not put off by too much flavour in the morning, a bowl of kitchari.
✨ Practice eating mindfully — take 3 deep breaths before you eat, and focus on every mouthful. Eat until you are no longer hungry, rather than till you feel really full.
🌳 Enjoy a walk outside (maybe you can walk to the office!) or do some yoga/movement
🍵 Drink a cup of herbal tea if you want to
🥣 For each of the four days, lunch is a simple kitchari. Make sure you prepare a large, wholesome bowlful, to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
✨ Again, eat mindfully!
🍵 Have another cup of herbal tea, if you fancy it.
🚰 Where possible, avoid snacking; sipping warm water or herbal tea throughout the day can really help with hunger pangs & also improves digestion. However, if you’re hungry between meals, don’t deprive yourself. We recommend snacking on almonds that have been soaked overnight — they’re filling, easy on your digestive system & delicious, too. A green apple is a good option too!
🧘 Practice yoga for 20 to 60 minutes.
🥣 Eat dinner: Each day, dinner is Kitchari again. Eat at least two hours before bedtime to give your body enough time to digest.
📚 Wind down by reading inspirational books, writing in a journal or meditating.
💤 Go to bed early enough to get 8 hours of sleep.
What’s next? ➡️ After the detox
When you wrap up the cleanse, it may be tempting to go out for celebratory pizza & drinks. Be careful! That’s likely to shock your system & undo all your dedicated work. The cleansing process continues for several days after you finish the plan, so go easy on your body & mind as you transition back to your regular routine.
Take a look at some of our favourite ayurvedic tips to maintain a healthy & holistic approach to your daily eating habits, post-detox. We’re about lifestyle commitments rather than quick fixes!