Feeling horrible and guilty after the Thanksgiving night out? Feeling as if you screwed up your fast metabolism diet because of the event? We gathered the best practices to detox your system. These detox tips will help you get back to the healthier lifestyle that you already started but have been interrupted due to the said Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving is such a happy event that is one of the most awaited part of the year. It’s the day we gather at the table, express what we are thankful for and have a feast later. But now that the season is over, we are back to the reality once again. If you stick on the fast metabolism diet and only cooked and ate those fast metabolism diet thanksgiving recipes, then you should have nothing to worry about. But If you happen to gave in to the temptation and ate those foods that are non-phase specific fast metabolism diet foods, then we have to do something! And that is to detoxify and recover.
Follow these simple but effective detoxification tips:
1. Drink it Up
During the Thanksgiving day you were were likely indulged to wines, drinks, or eaten other delicious desserts. Your body needs to be cleansed and rehydrated with a healthy fluid that is full of minerals. Drink up as twice as your body weight (in ounces) throughout the day after the Thanksgiving day. If possible, drink a spring water as it is rich in minerals that aids your metabolism.
2. Start your meal with rich fiber foods
After a night of over indulging, you need to keep your metabolism and digestive system on track. Eating fiber rich foods can definitely help you with that. Start your breakfast with some oatmeal recipes to regulate your system.If you are on Phase 1 and phase 3, then oatmeal is allowed for you.
3. Stretch those stiff muscles!
Feeling stiff after the night out fun? Let’s stretch and relaxed those muscles! If you are in Phase 1, you can have some cardio to sweat out your body and release those toxins you had in your body. If you are in phase 3, you can do your yoga stretches to release fresh blood in your body. Exercising can help your body revitalize new nutrients and oxygen in your muscles.
4. Go Alkaline
Eat more alkaline-rich foods like parsley, kale, pears, and lemons that helps balance your body’s pH levels, reduced inflammations and keep your blood sugar levels under control. Refer to the list of foods allowed in your phase.
Phase 1 Fruits
Phase 2 Fruits
Phase 3 Fruits
5. Break away from your cravings!
After eating those delicious, sinful, tempting foods, you might have a sudden cravings on sugar, coffee and even salt cravings. The temptation will increase and even harder to resist this time because you got a taste of these foods after you had your withdrawals. Control yourself and don’t bother trying to eat these foods again. Keep eating your phase specific fruits, veggies and grains. You can also eat your turkey recipes to rid yourself from those cravings.
After having a sumptuous meals, it is important to stick ourselves with the healthy lifestyle. While we shouldn’t let these events ruin our social life, we shouldn’t let it distract our healthy lifestyle either. It should be a balance of the two. Apply these tips to detoxify! Happy post Thanksgiving day!