Thanksgiving is a time for indulgence, for copious amounts of mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, ice cream, and all the other magnificent foods that adorn our tables. However, after such indulgence it is crucial to get your body back into the swing of things with a good old-fashioned detox. Try out the tips below in order to recover post-Thanksgiving.
Hit The Gym
Whether its a quick run or a long walk with your family, exercise helps to cleanse your system, especially if you can work up a sweat while you’re at it! Sweating removes toxins from your body, meaning that, if you can muster up the post-Thanksgiving motivation, a good workout is sure to help you recover from your holiday indulgences!
Focus on Fruits and Vegetables
The fiber in fruits and vegetables plays a central role in regulating your digestive system. Meaning, that after a few big holiday meals, fruits and vegetables can help your body detox and recover. You can research different high-fiber products in order to ensure that you get more bang for your veggie buck!
Do a 5-day detox
Traditional liquid detoxes are a great way to cleanse your body. Rid it of excess toxins and that knix that overly-full feeling that can often accompany a Thanksgiving meal. Try out a detox drink recipe; you can find one on Pinterest or Google to find one that suits your tastes! Health warning, I do not recommend doing a liquid detox whilst fasting. Fasting can have severe health consequences and should only be performed under the guidance of a physician.
We are supposed to be drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day. But, if you are like me, you frequently come in under this. Do your best to meet and exceed the 8 glass goal in order to cleanse your body post-Turkey Day. Water helps to flush out your system. Its innumerable benefits will not only help you detox, but might also clear up your skin while you’re at it!
I hope these tips help you detox after Thanksgiving!
Written by our lovely contributor Hayley Durudogan
CEO & Founder of Babes, Books & Bordeaux || sushi addict || crazy plant lady & dog-mom