December 27, 2019
Have you recently indulged in a holiday feast? Or perhaps you’re planning to? We want to help you feel your best during this holiday season, so we’re sharing our tried-and-true strategies for getting back on track toward your health and fitness goals while fully enjoying the festivities. After all, wouldn’t it be nice to still fit into your pants on New Year’s Eve?
Let’s walk through a holiday party scenario:
You’ve enjoyed yourself, tasted all kinds of yummy holiday treats, and you’ve just gotten home from the party. Recovery starts now!
Drinking purified water is one of the best ways to help your body flush out toxins. Drink at least 8 ounces of water before bed.
To pump up the hydration factor, we love adding liquid minerals to purified water, which also adds the electrolytes your body needs to recover.
Delicious as they may be, sugar, gluten, dairy, not to mention food colorings and alcohol can all conspire against you the next day. Think puffiness, low energy, bloating, foggy thinking...sound familiar? Activated charcoal helps to absorb toxins in the digestive tract. Two capsules before bed.
While we sleep, our body has time to detox, heal and reboot. Bonus points for getting to bed early the following night - 8 hours is the goal!
See our Hangover Prevention post for more before-bed tips to feel better in the morning!
You wake up the next day - it’s time to…
If you indulged the night before, you’re likely to be dehydrated and a bit acidic the morning after.
Start replenishing fluids first thing in the morning, and alkalinize with one of these concoctions:
Once you’re hydrated and alkaline, it’s time to bring blood sugar back into balance with protein-rich, alkaline breakfasts. Clear the slate by including a healthy fat — such as avocado, coconut oil, nuts, or egg yolks — to help bile acids clear out toxins. Enjoy one of our favorite breakfasts, with a side of green tea:
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season, from all of us at The Morrison Center!
Think party food and beach bodies don’t mix? Think again! Here are our 5 ways to “healthy hack” your next summer barbecue:
1. Go “protein style” with your burger
Take a note from In-N-Out’s not-so-secret-menu and go lower-carb version: wrap your beef patty or veggie patty in a large romaine or collard green leaf. Or just eat it atop veggie sides!