How To Transition Your Diet For The Cold Weather Months
If you’re reading this, then you probably care about your health no matter what the season brings. Here at DTX in NYC, we’re all about helping you achieve optimum, multilevel healing, while teaching you how to maintain your results over the long-term. But what’s a devoted cleanser to do when it’s super frosty outside, and you get cold just looking at your green juice in the morning? Well, don’t fret — we know that, unless you live in warm weather year round, the cold weather months do present some challenges for folks on the cleansing path. For this reason, it can be helpful to know how to transition your cleansing diet for the colder seasons. By making a few seasonal adjustments, you can maintain your detox results while feeling warm, cozy, and satiated, too.
As the cold weather hits full force, you probably feel naturally inclined towards more warming, comforting foods. And while we don’t want you to ditch your green juice and salads, we know that there’s room to adjust a primarily raw foods diet during the chillier months. You might be surprised to learn that just a few simple changes can help you maintain your cleansing practice, while making sure you keep your body temperature up as the temperature outside drops. Here are some tips for how to transition your cleansing diet for the cold weather months, *without* turning to super dense “comfort foods” and stalling out your progress.
Drink Your Green Juice At Room Temperature
Gently bringing your green juice to room temperature (while it’s in a sealed bottle or jar) before you drink it can help keep you from feeling too chilly first thing in the morning. Juicing root vegetables like carrots and beets, while adding spices like cayenne or pumpkin pie spice to your juice blends, can feel very grounding, warming, and satisfying during the frosty winter months.
Add Warming Spices To Your Routine
Adding ginger, turmeric, cayenne, chili powder, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice to your dishes, soups, juices, and smoothies can help keep you feeling toasty when it’s freezing outside. Changing up your spices is also a delicious way to add variety to your meals throughout the week.
Sip Hot Herbal Teas
Sipping broth-based soups and hot teas throughout the day can give your body temperature a boost, while also being super hydrating. Heated indoor air can be drying to your skin, so staying hydrated can help stabilize your body temperature — while also keeping your skin moist throughout the winter months.
It’s All About Veggie-Based Soups
Blended and broth-based vegetable soups are a wonderful, warming staple throughout the duration of fall and winter. Sipping on some veggie broth or miso soup is so comforting on chilly days, and blended soups make delicious lunches and dinners, while adding a warming element to your meals after your salads.
Gently Cook Your Veggies
Steamed and roasted vegetables can be a key staple to your meals year round, but are especially helpful for cleansers who are looking to maintain results (while staying warm) without over-cleansing during the chillier seasons. Sauteed, steamed, and roasted veggies are a great way to warm up your winter salads, and are *super* satisfying with your favorite dressings and greens.
Enjoy Baked Root Vegetables & Squashes
Baked root vegetables like baby potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes like acorn, butternut, and pumpkin, are your go-to comfort foods for fall and winter. Fresh herbs, your favorite dairy-free sauces, a drizzle of raw coconut oil, or smashed avocado and sea salt, are all delicious ways to flavor these foods. Enjoy your starchy root veggies with a leafy green salad at either lunch or dinner.
Jump In The Sauna
Infrared sauna sessions will help keep you warm (really, really warm) while supporting your detox process via sweating year round. There are few things as comforting as weekly sauna sessions when it’s cold and slushy outside.
Keep Up With Colonics
Colonics aren’t just for the spring and summer months, folks! By warming up your cleansing diet, while keeping your meals well-combined and hydrating in the process, you’ll still get *amazing* results with your colon hydrotherapy treatments — even as the snow and ice pile up. With just a few simple seasonal tweaks to your detox meal plan, you can be sure to feel and look your best, year in and year out. No matter what the season might be.