HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER A BOOZY PARTY.
We all love parties and let’s face it, even the healthiest eaters find it hard to stay on track.
Unfortunately all that excess—in the form of carbs, fat, salt, sugar, and alcohol—can leave you feeling bloated, tired, hungry, and guilty. When you go back to work, give your body what it’s craving to help re-establish a healthy balance.
The first step is to increase your water intake. When you've been indulging all weekend on salty, fatty foods with alcohol and sugar, your body will be dehydrated. You have to increase your fluid intake to combat the dehydrating effects of alcohol.
Start your morning with a cup of lemon and hot water, and a cup of green tea or an all natural detox tea to help detoxify your body.
After breakfast, plan to eat your lunch 4 hours later, and then dinner between 6 and 7. Focus on food that's low in calories but high in nutrients, load up on your greens to ensure you are getting a high amount of vitamins and minerals.
A green drink powder mixed in water or a smoothie is the perfect afternoon snack at around 4pm. Look for one (such as Greens Plus) containing sea vegetables, probiotics, grasses, and enzymes that will help aid in digestion. You can also have a whole-food snack after dinner if you are hungry.
The next step is to reduce the inflammation that can be caused by poor eating. It's a good idea to take a multivitamin or a 1000-milligram omega-3 supplement.