One of the best parts of the holidays is the food. From turkey to ham to mashed potatoes and gravy to sweet treats, it’s easy to overindulge on all the delicious food. If you ate too much over the holidays, you’re definitely not alone! But chances are, you’re probably miserable and have gained at least a couple pounds, if not more. Overeating during the holidays can run you down and make you tired, so here is an easy and inexpensive way to combat overindulging on all the holiday deliciousness.
Go On A Juice Cleanse
Juice cleansing, or juice fasting, is a popular way to detox your body after a weekend (or more!) of bad eating. If you overate during the holidays, you probably don’t even want to see food again for awhile, so a juice fast is a great way to get rid of the built up fats and toxins in your body. Most juice cleanses are 1-3 days, and you probably won’t need to go any longer than 3 days.
Although there are plenty of juice cleansing regimens out there with pre-made juices that you can purchase, they are quite expensive and actually unnecessary. You can use store bought juices as long as they don’t contain any (or a lot of) sugar. Vegetable juice like V-8 is awesomely satisfying, and fruit juices that aren’t from concentrate are great for the sweet tooth. You can also purchase a juicer if you don’t already have one and juice straight from fresh fruits and vegetables. This is an excellent way to do a juice cleanse as naturally as possible.
You can also drink as much unsweetened tea and water as you like. After your juice fast, you’re likely to feel tons better!
Sample Juice Cleanse Menu
- 1 cup green tea, unsweetened with no cream
- 1 8 oz. glass of grapefruit or orange juice
- 1 8 oz. glass of green juice (Kale, Parsley, Celery & Apple)
- 1 8 oz. glass of vegetable juice (Carrot, Cucumber, & Beets)
- 1 4 oz. glass of cranberry or pomegranate juice
- 1 8 oz. glass of strawberry-banana juice
- 1 8 oz. glass of vegetable juice (Your favorite veggies will do)
- 1 4 oz. glass of carrot-celery juice
- 1 4 oz. glass of blueberry or orange juice
After your initial juice cleanse, switch to eating small portions of fresh foods like salads, lean meats and steamed vegetables. You can also replace one meal a day with a glass of juice – for example, swapping out a lunch salad with a large glass of vegetable juice – to stay detoxed and feeling fabulous.
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