Five Fave Ways to Reset After a Long Weekend ...Or anytime you want to feel better, have more energy and/or lose the belly bloat.
Here are some tried and tested ways to eliminate the general physical and mental malaise that can follow a long weekend filled with too little sleep and lots of family, friends and fun foods. Apart from the very obvious but often overlooked, get more sleep, here are five other tips.
I know, I talk about this a lot. But after 20 years in the business of helping people thrive mentally and physically, I have found that most people are dehydrated. Either too few liquids or not enough minerals or both. But rather than just downing plain water, which won't do the trick of you're lacking minerals, try this beverage...
Sip 2-3x a day on an empty stomach upon rising and 30 minutes before lunch and/or dinner.
Adjust your servings as needed according to your elimination. Reduce the amount if it's working too well. Make sense?
CALM magnesium is still my fav go to for relieving a bloated belly, constipation, cravings, fuzzy mind and/or achy muscles. And it’s easy to find: Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Whole Foods, Amazon.com. Magnesium is a mineral in which many of us are deficient. Even if you’re getting enough liquids (which most of us are not) often we’re mineral deficient. Magnesium keeps blood pressure normal, heart rhythm steady (read: keeps your body calm), bones strong and aids in elimination.
Glutamine is an amino acid that is good for overall brain health, helps repair the gut and regulate cravings for sugar and other starchy foods.
Apple cider vinegar - a fermented food - is a longtime cure-all for everything from gut health to skin conditions.
Too much work? Just put a Nuun Electrolyte Tablet in your water 3x day.
HERE are some more tips on hydration.
... the most common food allergens/ inflammatories. Gluten, dairy and sugar are the worst offenders but if you take out these 7 “avoids” after the initial “detox” you’ll feel more energized, lighter and even happier.
These days there are SO many delicious and more nutritious dairy and gluten free alternatives to your fav, fun foods so you won’t have to give up that milk or cream in your coffee, your mornin’ yogurt or pizza and pasta for dinner. Stay tuned for my blog this Friday: “Fav Fun Foods. Healthy and tasty alternatives to the most common comfort foods.”
3. TAKE A BREAK...
...From eating three meals a day. Do 1-7 days of a mostly liquid protocol: healthy, nutrient-dense protein shakes, blended lemon and green drinks or organic juices and hearty soups. Then have a big salad with 4oz lean protein or cooked veggies for dinner.
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This is also one of the best ways to start to kick your sugar habit. 1-7 Days Protein shakes and soups. Most of the “hangover” effect of bad food and drink is often related to dehydration, not…
Try one of these two very popular smartphone apps Headspace or Buddhify. They’re short, simple and effective at helping you mentally take a break and to get present. And sometimes that is what we really need most to feel restored. Attempt 10 minutes a day 1x a day on your commute into work. Then work your way up to 2x a day!
Take a 20 minute Epic Epsom Salts Bath. I LOVE these and do them almost nightly. Not only good for relieving excess water weight but also soothing your muscles and softening your skin. Click HERE for my Epic Epsom Salts bath recipe!
Try THESE tips before your next fun weekend or night out
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