9 Tips for Detoxing When You Need a Reset
It’s the post-holiday season, which means after being surrounded by refined carbs, alcohol, and a whole lot of sweets. Seriously though, holiday bloat is real, and it’s thanks to consuming more carbs, sugar, and alcohol than normal.
Post-festivities, you may feel like you need a holiday reset. So, we’re sharing the best tips for getting back on track and detoxing after the holiday season. Because while there’s nothing wrong with indulging a little, remembering how good real cookies taste can make it difficult to go back to your normal healthy ways. Check out these detoxing tips below!
1. Make a Workout Plan and Stick to It
You have to set yourself up for success. Start today. You got this! Plan your workouts ahead of time and making a conscious effort to stick to them. Also, drink a lot of water. Like seriously. A lot of water.
Workout tip: a favorite move is the French twist, a full-body exercise targeting the obliques. There is a twisting motion throughout the exercise detoxing the organs as well as a built-in stretch as you release.
2. Try a Digestive Enzyme
We all know holidays can be stressful. While this can create some tension with family members and travel for once an issue in 2020, it can also impact our digestion. Stress can decrease the number of enzymes your body is making, which in turn makes it hard to break down your food. Taking a broad-spectrum digestive enzyme, helps your body break down protein, fat, carbs, and fiber. This can help decrease bloating and improve your digestion, even when you are stressed.
3. Take Selenium Supplements
Feeling sluggish after all those mashed potatoes? Try a supplement that contains selenium. Selenium has been shown to help support the thyroid, which in turn helps regulate your metabolism.
4. Eat Enough Protein
Up your breakfast protein intake. Most people eat carbohydrate-heavy breakfasts (bars, sugary smoothies, cereal, etc.). This left them hangry and bloated before lunch. Aim for 20 to 25 grams of high-quality protein for breakfast to keep blood sugar steady and help to reduce bloating from carb overload. Try organic eggs, turkey bacon, or a high-quality protein powder.
5. Eat Whole-Food Carbs
Replace the cookies with whole-food carbs like sweet potatoes and bell peppers. These carbs are filled with nutrients your liver needs to detoxify. Plus, whole-food carbs digest slowly to help keep blood sugar steady to reduce cravings for more carbs.
6. Eat More Brussels Sprouts
Try eating more veggies in the brassica family—like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. They contain nutrients that will help support your liver and help eliminate toxins.
7. Get Creative with Your Hydration
Being hydrated is one of the best things you can do to help your body detox from two solid months of processed carbs and abundant alcohol. But you don’t have to just chug water to get the benefits. Water supports digestion and elimination, but this can be in the form of juicy fruits and vegetables, soups, broths, and decaffeinated herbal teas.
8. Start Taking Probiotics
If you haven’t jumped on the probiotic bandwagon yet, there is no better time than the present. Another great way to de-bloat is to take a daily probiotic; a healthy gut will improve digestion and therefore cause less bloating. Probiotics help your gut by increasing the number of good bacteria.
9. Get Rid of Stagnation
If you’re stressed out, your body’s energy will not be moving, and one of the symptoms is] bloating. Some of the best remedies for bloating, are ginger tea, peppermint tea, and radishes if you have stasis. Foods that cause stagnation are greasy foods, hydrogenated oils, red meat, dairy, processed flour, and packaged cookies and chips.
10. Get a Lymphatic Massage
Lymphatic drainage is a wonderful, natural way in detoxing your body of toxins and feel physically better. Some people will also see a reduction of swollen features and appear slimmer! Plus, the technique used is actually really pleasant and addicting for most clients!