Finding a good alcohol detox diet is the key to success when tackling a detox regime after bouts of heavy drinking or subsequent alcohol binges.
Sticking to this detox diet is essential, at least for one month, if not for 2 weeks minimum. The great news is that it’s fun and makes you feel very energetic and clear headed again.
The benefits of adhering to a well adjusted alcohol detox diet are the increased energy levels you’ll experience, as well as helping your body expel toxins at an increased rate.
You’ll also find that you be able to cope with alcohol withdrawal symptoms far more easily if your diet is adapted to it.
What helped me get through an alcohol detox more easily was just using a full detox diet .
This made me feel lighter, fresher and much more energetic. I didn’t even think about drinking either!
The alcohol detox diet with other activities
First of all, before getting into the alcohol detox regime and what it consists of, you should know that for a very effective and successful detox, you’ll need to be active in other areas too.
Moderate exercise every day or intense exercise every other day accelerates the rate at which your body can expel alcohol and successfully detox.
If you need to obtain results fast, following a specific detox program can help cleanse you very fast while getting you into shape and improving the way you look and feel.
It makes sense to concentrate on your liver, the main organ that your body uses to remove toxins such as alcohol from your bloodstream.
When your liver functions well, your whole body feels better. You feel cleaner, lighter, your skin will look nicer. Your breath will smell better and even your libido should perform at a higher level when your liver functions optimally.
Detoxing your liver after alcohol is probably the best single thing you can do. We’ll cover how to do this when it comes to the the alcohol detox diet you should follow.
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Of course, when your liver in good shape the rest of your body follows, feels good and detoxifies faster.
The detox diet guaranteed to help after alcohol binges
Eat the wrong foods when detoxing after bouts of heavy drinking and you’ll end up with a bloated stomach, low energy, poor concentration and general tiredness. You may also have problems dealing withalcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Concentrate, discipline yourself and stick to eating just the right foods and you’ll detox faster and feel great. You may also find that you don’t feel the negative effects of alcohol withdrawal.
Firstly, you need eliminate fast food from your diet. This does more harm than good and may make your liver worse.
Avoid dairy products such as cheese and cream. Eggs are actually very good for detoxing as they boost your liver’s capacity to clean out toxins from your body. You can safely have one egg per day on average.
Eating eggs and drinking milk following exercise helps to boost protein levels.
Avoid white carbs
Eliminate bread, white pasta and white rice. These contain gluten or wheat that can irritate your gut. You really don’t need to slow down your detox with white carbs.
Potatoes can be fine as long as they’re not fried or served with oils or cream.
Raw fruit and vegetables
You need to stock up on filtered water, quality fruit juices and vegetables. Eat as many raw vegetables and fruits as you can.
Avoid cooking vegetables where possible (except for potatoes) because they lose some of their nutritional value when you heat them above a certain temperature.
Using a juicer is great because you save lots of time preparing and eating vegetables. One quick blast and you’re away, juicing up your ideal detox high energy fruits, vegetables and herbs all together for an amazing detox drink.
If you don’t find it easy to eat raw fruits and vegetables, then get yourself a good juicer.
Other than that, include sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raw nuts and lin seed into your diet. Adding them to salads is very simple.
If you can stick to a near full raw food diet, then you’re home and dry. Avoid fatty foods, sugar foods, carbs and soda drinks.
Stick more to raw foods, some lean meat, eggs and fish and make your own juices.
A high performing liver means a high sex drive.
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Steamed veggies also work as they aren’t boiled to death but yet are softened. It’s hard with a hangover to want to eat, specially if there is a lot of heavy chewing going on. Also if you don’t want to cook I recommend ordering Chinese Take Out. Get something with lots of Veggies. Most Chinese places steam their veggies so all the vitamins and minerals are still in the veggies. Also your body will seriously need the protein from the lean mean in the mix. I recommend Chicken & Veggies only because it’s a scientific fact that Chicken actually has more protein per pound than beef. Also beef is a rather unhealthy meat not just because it’s fatty but statistics show that beef products such as hamburger have more toxins in them AND people get sick from beef products contaminated with viruses, bacteria, and other things more so than any other meat on the market. I recommend Chicken or Fish when ordering Chinese food. Ask for Low Or No MSG if you can. Also don’t worry about the sauce being too fatty. Most really aren’t and even so you still need the fatty acids to help you. And of course there is the age old cliche’ of saying “Just don’t drink in the first place.” or as I’d prefer to say “Do NOT over due it.” But that is easier said than done. You may feel great the night before when you drink and so you have those few extra drinks. If you find you can’t stop drinking you may have an alcohol abuse issue that you want to address. Oh 1 last thing you might also want to try is buy supplements that boost your dopamine levels such as Theanine (L-Theanine) one of the few clinically proven supplements to boost Dopamine. You can also look in your local gas station or corner store for an energy drink called AMP FOCUS that comes in a blue can. It also contains Theanine however it also contains caffeine and caffeine can just make you feel strung out a lot more than you need to. Also usually too much alcohol disrupts sleep. What you need at this point is not to tax your body with caffeine. That is why I’d prefer to buy a bottle of L-Theanine instead of drinking the AMP FOCUS. There are other herbal supplements to boost Dopamine but be careful because some of them also stimulate you too and might make you feel jittery. WHY Do I recommend Dopamine type products? Well it’s the same reason people like to abuse ADHD ADD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall, or even Cocaine. NOT that I suggest you buy drugs illegally off the street. It’s because these products boost dopamine the feel good chemical in the brain that makes you feel great. Often pills are misused by party goers to help them drink more but this often backfires as it can create an even worse hangover the next day. ANYWAY! I suggest you buy a legal product over the counter or off a website such as GNC such as L-Theanine. It’s also good to avoid buying prescription drugs off the street not only because it’s illegal BUT because these also boost Dopamine but they also have a stimulant in them that can make your blood pressure skyrocket much like having too much caffeine. So avoid ADD medications as party pills or next day hangover cure. The last thing you need with a hangover is for your heart to be racing and pounding so avoid coffee or other products that can make your heart race that includes ADD ADHD medications (unless it’s your own prescription but in that case you should only take it as prescribed and NOT drink while taking it). Thanks for reading my long post. One last word of advice. Limit your drinking too. Not only to a few drinks but on what days of the week or month that you actually drink. Do NOT let it become an every day thing or an Every other Day thing after each hangover goes away. If you do the math you will find that during a 28 day period of time heavy drinkings feel miserable for most that time. Not a very good ratio if you ask me. I’d rather feel good most the time than less of the time – So limit and/or avoid drinking if possible.
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