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Why detox after the holidays?

Why detox after the holidays?

Editor: Vladimir Bajic | Tactical Investor

The Best Detox After Vacation

The 3-Day Plan After Vacation

The diet cleanse is super simple. It requires no special or hard-to-find foods. But it does require you to get organized, plan and cook a few meals. Smart dieters can prepare meals in advance so there is no temptation to eat incorrectly.

  • Step one: Stop eating all unhealthy carbohydrates. Avoid refined grains and starchy, processed foods. Instead, build meals around lean protein and fresh, raw or steamed veggies. At some meals, you might choose to include a single serving of whole grains (like a 1/4 cup of brown rice) or a small serving of a skim dairy product.
  • Step two: Put away the salt shaker and avoid adding sauces or condiments to your food. Many condiments, like barbecue sauce, salad dressing, and tomato sauce provide added sugars and sodium. Sprinkle fresh herbs on food if you need extra flavour.
  • Step three: Eat whole fresh fruit when you’re craving something sweet. This step can be the most difficult because many of us crave a baked good to calm our sugar cravings. But empty calories from cookies, bars, cakes, and bars provide unnecessary calories, fat, and sugar.
  • Step four: Drink water. I avoid high-calorie coffee drinks, alcohol, and other flavoured drinks that contain natural or artificial sweeteners. If you feel like you need to add flavour to your water add fresh fruit (berries, kiwi, orange slices) or cucumber. Full Story

Simple Steps for a Post-Holiday Health Detox

  1. Minesweep for calorie bombs. Banish any “risky,” fattening or unhealthy foods from the house.
  2. Control your environmentDont be a disorganized eater. Stock your home (and office) with delicious, healthy foods,
  3. Hit the ground running. Start every day with physical activity.  You can also start the day with yoga — I believe in yoga for providing strength, balance and flexibility, and at a lower cost than many gyms.
  4. Eat breakfast every morning. You should eat breakfast, preferably at home, so you’re not tempted by the bagel-the-size-of-your-head at the office. Skimping on breakfast usually backfires and causes over-eating later.
  5. Eat light at night. At nighttime, you want to consume fewer calories than you would early in the day. Soup is ideal for helping you feel satisfied with fewer calories, so you don’t go to bed feeling too full and can wake up hungry for a good breakfast in the morning.
  6. Sleep at least seven to eight hours, nightly. Study after study has shown that sleep disturbances are correlated with weight problems.
  7. It takes a village. Spend your time with like-minded people and avoid people who will sabotage your goals.

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How To Cleanse After A Major Holiday Indulgence

Drink warm water with lemon

Begin your day with warm lemon water and sip it throughout the day. Warm lemon water alkalizes your body, revs up your metabolism, and curbs cravings throughout the day. Hydration cannot be stressed enough during this time—consuming enough water is essential to help your liver and kidneys filter out toxins.

Focus on plant-based meals.

Although you may be tempted to eat very little after eating so poorly, it’s important to focus on nourishing, healthy meals. Think fruits, veggies, and plant-based proteins.

Intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is a simple way to get the benefits of a fast without feeling like you’re deprived of food. Eat your last meal no later than 7 p.m. in the evening

Eat with intention.

Eating with intention is my ultimate tip to avoid the feelings of regret that follow holiday overindulgence. To prevent damage at the upcoming parties this holiday season, be sure to avoid gluten, dairy, and snacks that you wouldn’t normally eat. Resist the “when in Rome” mentality, and you won’t have to work so hard with the guilt-riddled detox in January.  Full Story

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