I think it’s safe to say, we all indulge during the holidays. We all eat one too many pies, stuff our faces with a little too much turkey and drink one too many eggnogs… and that’s absolutely fine. We deserve it!
I’m a true believer in moderation when it comes to my eating habits. I don’t deprive myself of anything but I always strive to a moderate my diet. If I had a croissant and a mocha for breakfast, I’ll have a hearty salad for lunch. If I have a healthy dinner, I’ll reward myself with some nice-cream. So after this overly indulgent holiday period, I plan to balance things out a little. If you’re feeling a little sluggish or just want to get back on track again here are a few steps you can take to help detox your body.
Needless to say that exercising of any sort is a great way to detox your mind and body. You don’t need to hit the gym to be fit. There are some small changes you can do to your daily life that can make all the differences. Instead of taking the car for a nearby meeting, walk there. Park the car at the end of the parking lot instead of near the entrance… Because the upcoming couple of weeks are going to be hectic for almost everybody, take these next few days to up your workout. Spend some more time at the gym or take an extra class, especially before Christmas week.
Be Good In Between
It’s hard to pick the healthiest choices when you’re at a party or get together, but when you’re home you’re in control. So between all the holiday dinners and parties, make healthy meals at home to balance your diet. That way you don’t feel so bad for indulging at Christmas dinner.
Cut Out Processed Food For A While
Processed food is bad for us for many reasons. A lot of bad ingredients, including saturated fats & sugars, are usually hiding in processed food. So after the holiday, commit to eliminating them from your diet for a couple of weeks at least. Cooking wholesome meals can be a fun family activity, that helps bring the family together while creating meals that are good for you. Cooking is also a great way to teach the kids about the importance of healthy eating. Introduce lots of fresh in-season fruits and veggies to your diet to replace the processed food.
It’s All In Moderation
I don’t believe in extreme diets. Although the instant results might be great, the long-term results usually aren’t. So it’s all in moderation! Loosing that extra few pounds you put on during the holidays in a couple of weeks might be tempting, but it’s not maintainable. Take it slow and make it a part of lifestyle instead of a fad.
Hope this post will help you detox after the holiday shenanigans, make sure to bookmark it for then. But, for now, enjoy & indulge!
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