There is no miracle diet that can cleanse your body post-Christmas celebrations, in just a day. However, you can follow these tips to detox your entire system and help it get rid of all the holiday cheese, wine, ham and cookies.
Here are 7 ways to give a boost to your body after the Christmas party is over.
Take a Brisk Walk
A remarkable way to burn calories after a luxurious Christmas dinner party is to go on a brisk walk. If you burn calories before you eat, the energy you are burning comes from the fat that is stored in your system and does not convert to glucose. Start the day with a 20-minute brisk walk to burn a significant amount of calories.
Have lemon water
One of the best ways to begin your detox day is to have a glass of warm (or cold) lemon water. This is helpful since pectin from the lemon promotes good digestion. Having lemon water also curbs the appetite and fluxes toxins out of our system.
Skip the Bread
After you’ve had the refreshing glass of lemon water, it’s now time to fuel your body with some good food. Why not skip the cereal, bread or any version of it and have an egg and salmon scramble? This combo serves as a perfect source of protein and omega-3s, which will keep you satiated for a longer time period.
You can also for a quick smoothie to cleanse your gut if you are on the go.
Go for Veggies
Detoxing doesn’t mean you have to skip your meals and snacks. Just replace them with healthy food alternatives and your body will thank you for it. Make sure your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks comprise of more vegetables, fruits and lean protein. Go for eggs, fish, chicken, steaks and dried fruits for snacking.
Don’t consume any processed or packaged foods that claim to be ‘safe.’ This will make sure that you are having no excess sodium or any artificial ingredients in your diet. Season your salads with herbs and spices and ditch the salt shaker to make you feel lighter throughout your detox day.
Eat Less and Drink More
Chances are that you’ve had an abundance of cocktails and beverages on Christmas. But now is the time to go for smoothies and citrus fruits. We all know how salt and alcohol can heavily contribute to bloating. Replenish your body with a large-sized pitcher of water with slices of oranges and lemons to get incredibly refreshing results.
Moreover, consuming citrus fruits stimulates liver enzymes and flushes out toxins from the body to kickstart your bowels.
Keep it Natural
Stay away from popular ‘detox supplements’ and avoid using laxatives. You can cleanse your body the healthy way by consuming gut-friendly meals and power-packed snacks.
Do some Yoga
Take some time out of your daily routine to meditate. If you incorporate a 30-minute yoga workout session on your detox day, you can recharge your tired batteries to take more control of your body.
The root cause of many colon problems is poor diet and excess of alcohol. By making simple modifications in your diet after Christmas celebrations, you can easily cleanse your body the natural way.