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7 best tips for the "day after"

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So, it's Boxing Day, you're full, bloated, sluggish, foggy headed and completely stuffed! You feel bad that you've overeaten and you think that you will definitely feel better if you starve yourself today and then start that green-juice detox diet you keep promising yourself!

That's not really a good idea, it won't work - so what should you do for the best?

  1. Don't starve yourself. Seriously reducing calories the day after a large feast will slow your metabolism, and that's the day you need that metabolism to be working at full capacity.
  2. Eat healthy whole foods, high quality proteins, and lots of vegetables to keep your system working all day and burning efficiently.
  3. Avoid processed foods, especially those with gluten. Processed foods will only add to the bloat today. Avoid bread, pasta, and crackers and crisps, and go for salads, vegetables, grass fed meats or legumes and whole grains.
  4. Avoid salt and salty foods. This is a great day for a home cooked vegetable stir-fry, or a pureed vegetable soup.
  5. Drink lots of water to help flush the salt out of your system and to keep you satisfied. Often when we think we're hungry, we're actually thirsty. Fill your water bottles this morning, add some lemon and stevia (a natural sugar substitute) to make a light lemonade, and drink this all day. Flush, flush, flush.
  6. Move your body today, go for a long walk or hike or a bike ride.. Get some fresh air, and smile while you do. This will help to increase your metabolism too.
  7. Don't stress about it or worry about it. Studies show that stress actually leads to weight gain. It's Christmas and it's all ok.

Try this for 3 days, and you'll be back to feeling great again!

If you like these tips why not try our 15 EASY steps to boost health, energy and wellbeing.




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