The After Party

red wine toasting

Did you overdo the festivities?

No reason to panic! Or keep going at the same pace of Thanksgiving day. Your body is super smart & does a lot of detoxing on its own! But certain chemicals, excess caloric intake or a higher toxic load may make it tough for your body to clear toxins efficiently. Here are some things you can do after over indulging:

Drink warm water with lemon.

Starting your day with warm lemon water will alkalize your body, rev up your metabolism & curb cravings throughout the morning. Hydration cannot be stressed enough during this time—consuming enough water is key for your liver & kidneys filter out toxins.

Sipping on warm green tea before & after meals will keep your metabolism & digestive fire burning! Whee!

Focus on plant-based meals

It might be tempting to eat less or keep the feast going after over indulging, but your body needs healthy, nourishing meals. Think veggies, fruits, healthy fats & plant-based proteins.

Sweat

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to flush toxins from your body! And through more than just making you sweat. Exercise increases endorphins, as well as increases lipolysis (the breakdown of fat tissue), which releases the toxins stored in fat tissue.

Eat with intention

Eating with intention is the best way to ditch the feelings of regret that follow holiday overindulgence. Avoid gluten, dairy, treats & snacks that you wouldn’t eat in the non-holiday season. Resist showing up with the pure intention of stuffing yourself & you won’t have to work so hard in January. This is likely not your last chance to ever enjoy these foods so don’t scarf down mindlessly then guilt yourself later. Indulge i. The things you truly enjoy because you want to, not just because it’s there. Eat with gratitude!

You don’t have to be extreme, just consistent.

Happy holidays friends!

L

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