New Year, New You? Detoxing Can Be More Than a Diet

New Year, New You? Detoxing Can Be More Than a Diet

Amber Byfield
Jan 13, 2011

January: synonymous with a fresh start and a new beginning. We vow to change our habits by drinking green smoothies, exercising, folding all the socks the minute the come out of the dryer, watching less TV, so on and so forth. The word "detox" creeps into our vocabulary, too—and here are some of our favorite detox tips. But surprise, surprise: they're not just food-related.

While there's always that cayenne and lemon juice cleanse, we prefer the idea of cleansing out the system in a much broader sense.

From a green perspective, you can declutter and pare down your stuff. Then there are the dietary strokes, turning to vegetarianism as not just a diet detox but a carbon footprint detox. (And if you're feeling extra ambitious, think about going vegan, with lots of vegan-friendly tips this week over at The Kitchn.)

As for health and fitness, take a green spin on that too. Put together your own green home gym in a box, or start fresh with a new yoga practice (retire your old mat)

We've turned to the Whole Living (as in Martha Stewart) Action Plan for a good overall detox regimen.

What about you? Any detox plans? Any detox tips?

(Image: Martha Stewart)

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