Are you feeling a little funky after your holiday weekend?
You are not alone! Whoa – a little too much sugar and hello – carb overload! If you and the scale had a disagreement, no worries – let’s do some damage control. If you gained a few extra pounds, the damage is likely temporary but in case you overdid it, here are some tips to debloat.
Before we get into it, let’s dig in how you are feeling about it. Do you feel food shame? Are you disappointed in yourself? Did you enjoy the treats and happy to get back to eating healthy?
It’s important to recognize your own relationship around food and if you are comfortable there. If you love where you are, great. If you are feeling some shame and disappointment, I urge you to explore those feelings.
Did you really want the thing?
Were you tempted based on other people’s opinions?
What was your intention and did the thing support you in your goals?
There’s no shame in admitting where you are and the underlying feelings for your temptation. Healing my relationship with food and recognizing there are no bad foods was the best thing I’ve ever done. Listen, one piece of pie or cookie isn’t going to break your healthy eating routine. But if you find yourself bingeing on the entire pie or bowl of stuffing, then there may be some things to explore.
Whether or not you feel bad about indulging in your guilty pleasures, let’s get back to feeling good.
Here are 5 things to help you detox and get rid of that icky bloated feeling.
- Drink warm water, with lemon, first thing in the morning. This will help alkaline your body and flush out toxins.
- Double your water intake – Yes, you read that right! I am shooting for 2 gallons! Extra water will help you flush out the toxins, in your body.
- Limit processed foods. You should limit processed foods every day, but especially after some not so healthy treats. Remember, we are trying to undo all the not so good stuff we took in, through the weekend.
- Load up on the fresh fruits and veggies – half your plate and some kind of veggies, every meal. Fresh produce are alkaline and will really give your body the nutrients it needs.
- Swap out your coffee for green tea. Coffee is acidic and green tea will help bring your body to an alkaline state.
Bonus: Keep some aloe, active fiber and probiotics on hand and use daily for a healthy digestion.
I hope these tips are helpful and can help you get feeling better and a little lighter. These always help me.
If you would like to take this a step further, I recommend the Herbalife 21 Day Balancing and Cleansing System, formulated with milk thistle, for liver support and dandelion, for the elimination of excess liquids.
The program comes with an AM tablet and a PM tablet, taken for 21 days to reset and renew your system. It is recommended to reset your body once per quarter or as the seasons change. Order HERE.