How to get back on track after a holiday binge
Ate too much candy and partied too hard this Halloween? Are you feeling sorry about it now? You are not alone. It’s very easy to get carried away with the upcoming holiday season but it can come with consequences. Holiday weight gain is a real thing and very hard to lose. Having iron will power and saying no to the display of beautiful baked treats can be nearly impossible for most people, especially after a cocktail or two. So what to do if you’ve fallen off the wagon? Is there no hope? We ask our nutritionist Skye for advice on how to press reset after over indulging.
Whatever the over indulgence was, today is a new day and you have the ability to get back on track. First off, fiber is super important for getting all that junk out of your system. Reloading with vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and root vegetables should be your go to. Beans, lentils and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice are always good places to start. Antioxidants can be key to help regenerate your system from any damage done by excessive sugar. Curries, turmeric, fresh herbs, green tea and garlic are loaded with tons of purifying antioxidant power. Finally, protein is key after a sugar binge, as this will quickly regulate blood sugar levels.
Treat yourself with smaller portions of baked goods and sweets. Reach for the dark chocolate with nuts or fresh berries over a refined MARS bar or Starburst, your body and will power will thank you for it in a few hours. Finally, get moving! Suggest a walk after dinner and make it a family experience.
We have a number of healthy dishes that help you undo the damage as recommended by Skye. Order online or pick up and get on track.
Fill up on fiber and protein with our
- Curried Lentil Dal
- Black Bean Salad
- Char Grilled Broccoli
- Bombay Cauliflower
- Garlic Green Beans
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Pesto Chicken