I’ve been asked a few times lately about best practices for detoxing from frequent marijuana use.
When I detoxed, I did it 100% naturally. Everybody’s different but here’s what worked for me:
- Exercise every day. It doesn’t have to be too strenuous but enough to sweat some toxins out of your body.
- Drink A LOT of water. More than you’re likely accustomed to. (In case it has to be said, drink filtered or bottled water. Tap water probably has more toxins than the marijuana did.)
- Drink herbal teas with passion flower, echinacea, dandelion, chamomile, or damiana.
- If you drink coffee, drink it without cream or sugar.
- Avoid all fatty foods because you want your body to start burning fat where residual THC is stored.
- Avoid sugar because sugar wreaks havoc on your metabolism making you crave carbs and fatty foods which keep you from burning fat cells.
- In other words, for a week to 10 days, eat only lean protein, vegetables without butter or creamy sauces, salad without heavy dressing, and plain fruit.
- If you have to do dairy, go with plain yogurt. It’s good for your digestive system. Avoid the typical kind that’s all sweetened up. Check the labels.
- Plain cereal (no sugar) with soy, almond, cashew, or coconut milk is good too but not too much.
- All natural cranberry juice (no sugar or corn syrup) is my favorite detoxing juice.
- Nuts (without sugar or salt) are good for staving off hunger pains.
- If you absolutely have to have some sort of sweetener use a little bit of honey or agave nectar.
- Don’t use artificial sweeteners either. There’s no point in putting more toxins in your body when you’re trying to take them out.
- If you can stand it, fast on your first day of detox while drinking juice and water.
These are the things I did and found them very beneficial.
In case you didn’t notice, a detoxing diet is just basically a healthy diet. If you want to lose weight, this is the chance to kill two birds with one stone.
If you’re already skinny, there’s no limit to the amount you eat as long as you follow the general principals above.
I do want to caution that if you have any health issues, check with your doctor before doing any of this.
Look, I didn’t come up with any of this stuff myself. Everything I’ve learned about detoxing, beating withdrawal symptoms, and quitting the weed habit, I learned from various resources but mainly Quit Marijuna: the Complete Guide.