So, you enjoyed the New Year celebrations and let go of your diet as you indulged into the finest foods and beverages. You were depending on that New Year resolution where you would be joining the gym to get into shape and get rid of that extra flab, but we all know how it turned out, don’t we? New Year resolutions are not meant to be kept. Well, worry not. We are here with easy ways to help you cleanse and reset your body after your holiday indulgences.
Yes, you heard it right. Start your day with a lukewarm glass of lemon water. Add a dash of honey and drink it away. Lemon is known as a great source of Vitamin C and has a high amount of antioxidants. When consumed with warm water, it can do wonders for your body. It will cleanse your digestive system as well as boost metabolism. Drink green tea before and after your meals to stay hydrated. At this point, the need to hydrate your body should be prioritized. Drinking enough water is necessary for your kidney and liver to remove the toxins. Drink at least 2 liters of water every day.
Eat Plant-Based Meals
After indulging yourself, you might want to eat a little lesser in comparison to what you generally eat but it is essential for you that you eat a nourishing meal. You can focus on plant-based, gluten-free meals which are not only nourishing but are low on carbohydrates. Include green leafy vegetables which are high on fiber content. This would not only make you feel fuller, but fiber would cleanse your intestinal system.
Try Intermittent Fasting
Another popular way to cleanse your body is by trying intermittent fasting. It is one of the most popular ways around in the fitness community which people are utilizing for not only detoxifying their body but also for losing weight. In this method, you restrict eating food and beverage within a specific period. For example, depending on your body type, you can fast for 18, 12 or 6 hours a day. You might eat between 12 pm to 6 pm while not eating again till noon the very next day. This way, you would have fasted for 18 hours. In the morning, instead of breakfast, you can start your day with a bulletproof coffee (black coffee with a helping on butter or coconut oil). Bulletproof coffee, also known as keto coffee, is a unique way to add good fats to your body as well as boost your metabolism. Try intermittent fasting for a day every week to give a break to your digestive system.
Go on a Sugar Detox
If there is something that you must have binged on during New Years and Holiday celebration is Sugar. Be it a cake, or a muffin or a cup of hot chocolate, you have been on a non-stop sugar high. Thus, kicking sugar out of your daily system can quickly cleanse your body after New Years. If you have to, and I say HAVE TO, add sugar to your coffee, go for plant-based alternatives like stevia. It will not only satiate your taste buds for sugar but will also not add any calories to your daily intake.
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Go for Soup Cleanse
If you want to give a break to your digestive system, you can try liquid or soup cleanse. In this process, you restrict the intake of solid foods and consume only beverages or soups throughout the day. Our body takes around 18 hours to completely digest a meal and invests a lot of energy into it, thus pushing you to increase your calorie intake. On the other hand, liquids are digested quickly and more efficiently. You can cook easy-to-digest, low-calories soups and consume the same for all three meals. For snacks, include green tea with a few almonds during mid-day and mid-evening to satiate your cravings.
To cleanse your body, it is essential to eat healthily. That includes healthy snacking as well. Remove diet soda, wine etc. from your diet plan and add almonds, bananas and dark chocolate. Also, be mindful in terms of portion sizes of the snacks you are consuming.
Whether you are a yogi or a first-time yoga mat hitter, yoga is the easiest way to reset your body and boost your mood. You can start with easy poses and do yoga for at least 15 to 30 minutes per day. Performing yoga every day will remove tension from your back and neck and reduce any leftover stress you might be feeling after weeks of hosting and attending parties.