Let’s face it: no one likes going to work on Monday. Today is especially difficult as we drag ourselves back to the office after a fun-filled weekend with family and loved ones. As you sit at your desk and attempt to work, your mind plays rewind while thinking of all your body’s consumed. From desserts to carb-heavy sides and turkey (of course), Thanksgiving has once again sabotaged your plans for a healthy lifestyle. But follow these simple tips and your body will be back to its old self in no time.–Nicole Brown
Give Turkey A Healthy Makeover
Part of getting over the post-Thanksgiving hump is deciding what to do with leftovers. While many will encourage you to dump everything in the trash, I say nay! White turkey meat is filled with protein and can make a great lunch, whether you pair it with a salad or make a sandwich with whole grain bread. Dig in.
The cheapest way to detox after a food binge is drinking lots of water, water, water. Stay away from juices, sodas and alcohol for a couple of days. It will keep you from overeating and do wonders for your skin, which may be oily after consuming so many bad foods.
When they say it’s the most important meal of the day, they aren’t lying. Breakfast gives you an extra boost of energy in the morning. It will also keep you from overeating later in the day and keep you away from Turkey Day leftovers.
Walk It Out
There are no shortcuts when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. If you want to shed some extra pounds, you have to get moving! If you have a gym membership, use it. Walk the stairs instead or riding the elevator. Go for a brisk walk. Thirty minutes of exercise a day keeps the extra pounds away.
After overindulging for the holiday, many of us restrict ourselves from sweets completely. Though this works for a small percentage, the truth is this can lead to further overindulgence in the future. If there’s just one more piece of apple pie left, eat it. A treat every now and then never hurt anyone.