SOME of us overindulged in our favorite foods with friends and family this weekend... okay fine, I did!!! It's okay though. That's what quality time is all about! Don't live with regret... slipping up is good sometimes- It makes you want to get back on track that much more! It gives you more motivation and drive :)
Some of you that feel the same way! Bouncing back is KEY. Here's how...
1. Drink UP!!!
After traveling, tons of activity and possibly your healthy cocktails, you're very dehydrated. Today and tomorrow, focus on drinking half your body weight in water throughout the day. ex.. 150lbs = 75 ounces of water. This will help with the spiraling cravings for sugary food from the weekend. I love mixing water with natural things to flavor it. Try cucumber and mint- this will also help with you pH levels- read below :)
2. RAW BABY!
This word can scare a lot of people. RAW food diets can be intimidating, but focus on this for today and tomorrow. Your digestive system has been in overdrive all weekend with grilling and meals planned all through the holiday. Give it a break- JUST LIKE YOUR BODY!! Eat mostly raw today and tomorrow because your body will easily absorb the nutrients, it will cleanse your system for a day or two and you'll feel lighter. Don't cook your raw food either- unless you sneak some lean meat in there. (tempeh, tofu and fish is best to have at 2 meals if you're going to have some lean protein over the next couple days.) This is a good time to do the Shakeology 3 day Cleanse
- 1 cup kale, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cucumber, 3 strawberries, 4 fresh mint sprigs (leaves), pinch of ginger, 1 tbs psyllium husk, 1 tbs wheatgrass, 1/2 cup fresh pineapple or apple juice. (depending on the size of your fruit & veggies, add a little water if you need to help it blend.)
3. Bring your ACID LEVELS down
Having the right Alkaline Balance is important for many reasons including improved energy levels, decreased inflammation, disease prevention and many more. After a big holiday weekend, you're probably very acidic. If you consumed any processed foods, crackers, chips, sugary treats, any meat, fish, bread, dairy, bad fats and or alcohol or wine, then you need to balance your pH girl!
Focus on eating the foods above that are more alkaline foods. Vegetables - especially green leafy vegetables, your herbs listed above, cucumber, avocado and wheat grass.
4. Cardio & weights
You have some extra glycogen stored in your muscles from possibly overeating. The best way to burn through it before it's stored as fat is to increase your cardio and hit the weights for a full body routine!! Love Turbo Fire's HIIT workouts! Get burning and remember #1... hydrate :)
5. Walk & Rest
Tonight, walk after dinner for a good 30 minutes. Get out and enjoy some solitude after a busy weekend of entertaining. When you hit the hay, drink a full glass of water before you fall asleep, take a multi vitamin and try to dream for at least 7.5 hours.