Mondays are rough for many reasons – being a slave to your alarm clock after a weekend of sleep in and getting back to the work grind among them. For many of us, bouncing back from a weekend of indulging is another hard transition to navigate.
While there is no such thing as a one-day miracle fix for overindulging, you can easily hit the reset button by introducing these tips to help cleanse and de-bloat your diet and health.
Drink lemon water: Repeat after me: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Squeeze fresh lemons into a big glass of warm or room-temperature water and drink it first thing in the morning. Avoid iced water and any cold beverages, especially during meals, since this will only mess with your digestion.
Debloat with breakfast: skip the bread, cereal, or any version of them at breakfast as they will cause your body to retain more water, and instead focus on a combo of protein and metabolism-boosting omega 3s to start the day. Or if you’re on the go, opt for an easy gut healthy smoothie from Well + Good.
Clean eating: make sure to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and at least one snack (avoid skipping meals!) and ensure they are whole, real foods like vegetables, fruit, protein, and whole grains. Ditch processed, packaged or even the “healthy” versions of food. This will ensure you are taking out excess sodium, artificial ingredients ad sugar from your diet. Food can be used for detoxification, so it's just as important to know what not to eat.
Brew yourself a cup of tea: Dandelion, ginger, green and peppermint teas are all natural detoxifying herbs that help improve digestion and provide you with a metabolic boost, here are some of the best herbal teaswe love to drink from David’s Tea.
Get Moving: no surprise here, increase your heart rate will mean an increase in blood flow. This will help your body flush out toxins all on its own. You don’t need to hit a gym to get your sweat sesh in, check out this fitness routine in Body
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