I'm not gonna lie, I know I overdid it this holiday season! I always do; I just can't help myself! From eggnog to hot chocolate to cheese platters and ham and stuffing... I could go ON and ON about the incredible holiday foods I love to indulge in during this time of the year!
But now I'm starting to feel it... You know what I mean. My pants are all a little bit too tight. I feel sluggish all day. And don't get me started about how much effort it takes to get me up a flight of stairs!
So I'm going to start off 2018 trying to detox a bit, and get my health back on track!
“Biggest Loser” trainer Jen Widerstrom shared these great tips for helping your body rebound from all the holiday overindulgence:
Start with a reboot shot - First thing in the morning, mix up a shot of
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
And drink at least 75 to 100 oz of water throughout the day.
Breakfast: protein kale smoothie - You need some green stuff to help get your body back on track fast and a protein-packed kale smoothie is a tasty way to get them.
Lunch: tuna salad wraps - No time to meal prep in the hectic post-holiday haze? This meal comes together in a flash and gives you all the nutrients you need to finish the day strong. Mix canned tuna with a bit of yellow mustard and Greek yogurt. Add in diced apples, celery, raisins, or red onion. Stuff a whole wheat tortilla with tons of baby greens.
Dinner: DIY stir-fry - In less than 20 minutes you can whip up a tasty stir fry starring your preferred protein. You can’t even get dinner delivered that fast. Think carrots, onions, bell peppers, broccoli, and brown rice.
Snacks: protein & fats - Before you give in to those chips calling out to you, try a protein-filled snack with healthy fats like two eggs, half an avocado, a handful of nuts, or a cup of Greek yogurt. These will keep you full until your next meal and help your body reset from that extra holiday cheer.