- Water, water, water
Drink water, and lots of it. Preferably two 8oz glasses of filtered water with fresh lemon after waking up. Lemon water not only aids the digestion system and eliminates toxins from your body but also hydrates after eating lots of salty and heavy foods. When drinking lots of lemon water, your teeth may become more sensitive because acidity from lemons can contribute to enamel dental erosion so always drink it with a straw.
- Enjoy breakfast
Did your mom ever say that breakfast is the most important meal? Well, it`s true. Starting your day with the right portion size, nutrient-dense and filling breakfast is crucial – especially after heavy dinner. Just because you went a little overboard with your plate the night before, doesn’t mean today you need to suffer from it. After all, one meal is not going to change much, it`s what you eat daily makes the difference. Chia pudding is a great filling breakfast option to keep you satisfied for longer or delicious and simple avocado toast.
- Eat raw vegetables at every meal
Often during holidays we eat lots of cooked foods and not enough fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. After holidays, try eating fresh and uncooked vegetables with every meal to pump up on fiber and nutrient content and get an energy boost. Go for fresh and crunchy salad like this – Spiralized Cucumber Salad with Miso dressing or a side dish with lots of herbs – Detox Green Salad.
- Sweat it out
Working out is a great way to sweat out the toxins and burn calories so schedule an hour yoga class, go to the gym or run in the park. Not only this will leave you in better shape but also put you in a better mood (studies prove here). If that’s not realistic for you, go for a walk or just head outside for some fresh air and deep breathing exercise.
- Love yourself
Remember, one meal is not going to change the way you look. Accept yourself and love your body. Take a bath, meditate and connect to your body. Treat it with love instead of hate. Weight gain and obesity result from regular overeating and lack of exercise but if you`re are healthy, exercise regularly and enjoy holidays – there is no reason to panic. Enjoy the time, enjoy the food and sleep it out. Tomorrow is a new day!