The Easiest Way to Reset Your Body This Spring

How to Do a Spring Detox
Photo: Sakara

While resolving to clean up your diet in January is a nice idea, so is pizza during the coldest months of the year. We’re slightly more inclined to shed junk food now when we’re also shedding layers of clothingnot to mention when we’re excited to get active outside and fresh produce is slowly becoming more seasonable.

But that’s the point: We’re ready for a detox of sorts, but not one that will make us lose our minds and fall victim to hunger-induced hallucinations of Shake Shack. It’s about reasonable changes that make a huge difference—adopting habits that make us feel so great that they become part of our lifestyle even after the official cleansing period is over. And for a plan like this, it only made sense to recruit two health gurus who have built a business out of this exact ideology: Sakara Life’s Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise.

“For so many people, eating and living cleaner is easier said that done—they want to do it, but they don’t have the time or the knowledge necessary to make it a reality,” the co-founders tell us. Their meal plan is meant to kick-start this education—as does the detox guide they’ve created exclusively for Byrdie. And after it’s done? You’ll be amazed how easy it is to balance those healthy habits while still enjoying some of your favorite treats. In fact, they encourage it. “You are what you do the majority of the time, so eating this way most of the year is the best way to see transformational results that really last. Of course, that philosophy leaves just enough wiggle room for you to get out there and enjoy your life in whatever way feels good to you—wine dates, birthday dinners, late-night tacos, whatever!”

But before we dive into that “everything in moderation” mindset, let’s hit the reset button first. Check out DuBoise and Tingle’s monthlong plan to spring-clean your body and your fridge below.

This post was originally published on March 15, 2016.

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