The Five-Step Detox Plan For Getting Back On Track After The Holidays

detox after holiday
photo: Negin Mirsalehi

 

This time of the year tends to be filled with delicious food – filling dinners and delicious desserts! Which means, if you are anything like me, you find yourself going back for seconds. Or even thirds. Overindulging during the holidays is to be expected but a detox can help.

While you cannot necessarily undo the “damage” that has been done by eating copious amount of not-so-healthy food, you can help counter the effects it may have with this detox plan.

 

1. Eat Smaller Portions

First things first, do not try to balance out overeating with not eating. Skipping meals is unhealthy and can slow down your metabolism. Instead, eat slightly smaller portions. Get your body used to smaller portions in preparation for the new year and slowly reduce the calorie intake to a healthy amount!

 

2. Drink green tea in the morning

After waking up the next morning, brew your favorite green tea. Studies show that green tea boosts your metabolism and increases fat burning. Add a slice or two of lemon and you will feel energized through the day. (Not to mention, water helps flush out your system!)

 

3. Eat greek yogurt for breakfast

For breakfast, have some plain Greek yogurt topped with blueberries. Eating breakfast first thing in the morning will jump start your metabolism. Greek yogurt is loaded with iodine which aids in thyroid function, protein for immune building, and probiotics that help keep your intestines healthy. Topping your yogurt with antioxidant-rich blueberries will help lower the cholesterol in your blood.

 

4. Undo the drinks with a banana

If you had a few too many drinks, eat a banana. These low-calorie and potassium-packed fruit helps get rid of bloating and moderates blood sugar levels. Fruit that are rich in fiber have been linked to aiding in weight loss!

 

5. Choose leafy greens for dinner

For lunch or dinner, try a salad full of healthy, dark, leafy greens (think arugula, romaine, and spinach) with shredded carrots, sliced avocados, and chopped tomatoes. Toss in a mouth-watering bunch of beans (black, kidney, or white) for protein. Top it all with a vinaigrette made with olive oil.

 


On Sunday 29, January 2017, Career Girl Daily will come to life with inspiring talks and masterclasses at the coolest spot in London. Reserve a guaranteed place when you book your tickets to this event here.


Sign up for our newsletter

McKenzie Allyshia

Full time college student, sales manager, and fitness coach who absolutely adores teacup pigs, loves to write, and can often be found with a book in one hand and an iced Americano in the other.