Happy Canada Day!
So maybe we got a little off track over the holiday… Our appetites seem to get bumped up a notch in the presence of family, friends and holiday fare <3
Here are a few easy ways to reboot your system after overindulging:
1. Release the guilt
There is no sense in feeling guilty. It is only more likely going to send you back to the fridge. It’s better to use this energy to think about what great healthy things are happening next!
2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Staying hydrated helps to control hunger and flush toxins out of the system. Consume filtered water, herbal teas, broth, coconut water and fresh vegetable juices. Keep a bottle of water handy at all times.
3. Give leftovers away.
Portion the leftovers out, take them to work, social events, or offer them to your family and friends. The very last option is to throw them out if you know it’s one of your trigger foods. It’s better off in the bin ;)
3. Clean out the fridge and restock with healthy options.
Stock your fridge with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is a great time to consume fresh, light meals that are simple to prepare.
Avoid all alcohol, sugar, and processed foods and eat only clean whole foods to reset your system.
4. Spice up your life.
Turmeric, cinnamon and chilli are just a few that can boost your metabolism and help balance the blood sugar and control cravings.
5. Do a post-holiday cleanse.
Get back into the swing of things with a cold pressed greens juice. Drinking juice and juice fasting can be a very quick way to reset your hunger signals to get your body back in balance. A short 3-5 day juice fast can help you recover from the holiday indulgences.
6. Get moving!
At a comfortable pace, get things moving. Exercise helps control cravings, burns calories and helps to balance your mood and blood sugar. Go for a walk around the block, or try doing a few lunges or squats while watching your favourite sports team on TV.