Post-Thanksgiving Detox

Three ways to get back to a healthier routine

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and for a little while until Christmas, it’s back to our normal routines: back to work, school, the gym, and for most of us, an attempt to get back on the healthy eating wagon and undo some of the damage we’ve probably done over the last few days. Yes, tis’ the season to overdo it when it comes to carbs and sugar, so much so that I’ve even heard people joking about just throwing the whole month of December away when it comes to dieting and starting fresh in January. A little piece of advice…don’t do that.

If you’re anything like me, you’re a firm believer that any damage done this Thanksgiving holiday, whether it be for one day or a number of days, can still be undone with a few tips and techniques. 

Below I’ve listed three very simple, yet cost and physically effective ways, that can help motivate you to get back to your healthy routine that you were doing so well with before the mac & cheese came strolling into your life!

Intermittent fasting – If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of intermittent fasting. By assigning yourself a 6-10 hour daily feeding window and fasting the rest of the time, you are training your body to tap into your existing fat stores for energy. Not only is this a great way to get back on a schedule of eating properly, but it’s also something you can continue to do through the holiday season. Therefore, even when you do have a cheat day or two during Christmas, your body is still conditioned to burn fat versus storing it all. 

 

Detox drinks – While I don’t trust everything with the word detox in front of it, I do believe that there are certain teas and drink combos that assist in ridding our bodies of the toxins and nasty pollutants we take in on a daily basis. One of my favorite resources for all-natural remedies is Dr. Josh Axe and he has a Secret Detox Drink Recipe that’s all natural and effective.

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Hit the gym! Exercise is one of the main ways these toxins are released from our bodies. So get back in the gym and sweat it out!

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Overall, don’t be too hard on yourself this holiday season. As you know, I’m an advocate for food bringing families together and that’s one of the many advantages of holiday feasts.  Give one of these three techniques a try in order to strike a healthy, happy balance. Your body will thank you for it!

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