Getting Back to normal habits after the holidays can be difficult, but not impossible
Holidays are often a time of indulgence for most people, and although it may feel great to eat cookies and drink eggnog at the moment, it is important to take care of your body so that the effects of holiday eating don't carry over into your everyday life for days or weeks after. Dieting as a way to recover from the holidays is not always effective nor is it always a healthy way of taking care of your body. Taking some basic steps to help your body detox can be more effective than dieting, and help to create healthy habits.
Healthy Detox Eating Habits
One of the best ways to detox is by adding healthy foods to your everyday diet. Try adding some of these to your after-holiday recovery plan;
1. Green Tea With Ginger
Green tea is becoming more popular in the West, but it has been used in areas such as Asia for centuries. Green tea with ginger is known to increase the digestive system, so it helps burn off those extra calories just by ingesting it. Have a cup or two a day and see how much better you feel.
2. Drink More Water
On top of all the green tea with ginger, add in numerous glasses of water throughout the day. Water helps cleanse the system and get you back on track. A normal person should be drinking at least 64 ounces of water per day. If you’re doing some intense exercising, it should be even more. So drink up!
After indulging in all the sweets and alcohol, the digestive tract needs to be kick-started back into action. Having a bowl of oatmeal in the morning is a great way to do just that. And it’s healthy for you too.
We all need the vitamins and nutrients found in wholesome-organic vegetables. And what better time to boost those nutrients than right after the holidays? Green vegetables are best! Things like kale and romaine lettuce are loaded with valuable nutrients. Also, things like onions and garlic will help eliminate any residual toxins in your system. So reach for the stir fry instead of the cookie.
Other Lifestyle Adjustments
Along with healthy eating, different lifestyle choices can benefit the detox process as well
1. Exercise regularly
Exercising can be whatever you find to be most beneficial and convenient for you and your lifestyle. Running, Yoga, or even walking around the block can all be beneficial ways to get your body moving.
2. Get Acupuncture!!
Believe it or not, acupuncture can help you detox. There is a whole system called the NADA system that is specifically designed to help people detox. It can help with alcohol as well as weight issues. And it’s only a few little needles in the ears. Typically, you will need to go through several sessions, but you’ll be amazed at the way you feel afterward.
The best way to recover from the holidays is whatever works for you! There is nothing wrong with some occasional indulgence, just make sure that you continue to pay attention to your body and give it the support that it needs.
Yours in Health & Wellness,
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